Echo Kiwanis was first organized and incorporated as a 501(c)4 Oregon Non-profit on March 20, 2007. The Charter event was a fun BBQ with local live music and a guest appearance by then, PNW Kiwanis Governor, Lori Bryant.
"Public Charity" -- and IRS 501 (c) 3 -- status was awarded Echo Kiwanis Foundation in August of 2014. Most of the administration of the Foundation is paid for, and staffed, by the volunteers of the original Club.
Over the years the club has held regular meetings at a number of Echo locations such as:
Kiwanis Club Member's homes.
August 12, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service granted 501(c)3 status to "Echo Kiwanis Foundation" effective as of June 13, 2012. This means that contributions are tax deductible and Echo Kiwanis Foundation will manage donations to better serve the area's, community-based, financial interests and particularly those supporting young people and education.