Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

Lions around the world are united by a great spirit of giving and dedication to helping others. As the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, a leading humanitarian organization, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts.

We help Lions serve

LCIF helps Lions improve peoples’ lives around the world, from combating vision problems to responding to major catastrophes to providing valuable life skills to youth. Because LCIF helps Lions carry out large-scale projects through our grant programs, Lions increase their impact in their local and global communities and serve even more people in need around the world.

Our funds come from individuals

Donations from 1.4+ million Lions in 210 countries and geographic areas provide the vast majority of the revenue received by LCIF, making the Foundation a leading humanitarian organization. Lions know their donations matter and that funds entrusted to LCIF will support initiatives that impact communities and change lives.

We form lasting and successful partnerships

LCIF leverages the donations we receive through effective partnerships with other foundations, corporations and governments on the local, national and international level. We are proud that LCIF was named the #1 non-governmental organization worldwide with which to partner, according to a 2007 Financial Times independent survey.

We have key areas of service

To support Lions’ mission of serving communities and meeting humanitarian needs, LCIF provides grants in these focus areas:-

Saving Sight

Serving Youth

Providing Disaster Relief

Meeting Humanitarian Needs

We make an impact

LCIF and Lions reach millions of people and accomplish visible results. Some of our accomplishments include:-

Preventing serious vision loss for more than 30 million peopleProviding over 153.3 million treatments for river blindness

Engaging more than 13 million students and 600,000 educators in 90 countries in the youth development program Lions Quest

Building or expanding 615 eye hospitals/clinics/wards

Conducting more than 19 million vision screenings for children through Sight for Kids

Providing vision screening for more than 350,000 Special Olympics athletes from 85 countries through Opening Eyes

Our impact last year

In fiscal year 2015-2016, we had a great impact in lives around the world through 453 grants totaling more than US$45.2 million. Some of our accomplishments included:-

500,000 people helped through US$9,480,060 in disaster related grants

3,994,860 people helped through US$13,874,392 in humanitarian grants

19 countries expanded Lions Quest through US$1,437,287 in Core 4 grants

US$7,965,350 in grants supported the vaccination of millions of children against measles and rubella

US$12,994,255 in SightFirst grants provided eye care services to more than 22 million people, improved 51 eye care facilities and trained 23,643 eye care professionals

A billion dollars' impact

Since its founding in 1968, LCIF has awarded more than 13,000 grants totaling over US$1 billion. 

LCIF will continue to work every day to support humanitarian service projects all over the world and give hope to those who need it.

The following example is taken from the LCIF Blog 9th Feb 2018

LCIF Awards Disaster Grants, December 2017

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) offers a variety of funding options to support various stages for disaster relief operations, including Disaster Preparedness, Emergency, Community Recovery and Major Catastrophe Grants.

For districts impacted by a natural disaster including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis, Emergency Grants provide up to US$10,000. Lions district governors may apply for disaster relief funds to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies. LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency Grant funding each year. Community Recovery Grants aid districts interested in supporting short-term cleanup and repair efforts in situations where other organizations have already addressed immediate needs. Lions district governors may submit proposals for community recovery grants.

In December 2017, LCIF awarded 10 Emergency Grants and 1 Community Recovery Grant totaling US$115,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:-

India, District 324-B4

US$10,000 for cyclone relief

India, District 318-A

US$10,000 for cyclone relief

Indonesia, District 307-B2

US$10,000 for flood relief

Albania, UND

US$10,000 for flood relief

California, District 4-A3

US$10,000 for wildfire relief

Thailand, District 310-B

US$10,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LC-12

US$10,000 for flood relief

Republic of Sri Lanka, District 306-B1

US$5,000 for cyclone relief

Brazil, District LC-4

US$10,000 for hailstorm relief

Thailand, District 310-D

US$10,000 for flood relief

Argentina, District O-2

$US$20,000 for tornado relief

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Last Update : 14 July 2018

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