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Fiscal Responsibility

Fiscal Responsibility


Charity NavigatorIn more than 40 years, LCIF has become an internationally-respected charitable organization, awarding on average US$30 million each year to Lions’ humanitarian projects. Since our founding in 1968, we have awarded more than US$1 billion in grants. We have been able to do this through the generosity of Lions and partners, and due to our fiscal responsibility. Donors can be confident that funds entrusted to LCIF will support initiatives that impact communities and change lives. LCIF receives no part of club dues.

Efficiency is essential

It is an amazing feeling to know that your donation has a direct impact on the lives of people around the world, helping restore sight, support youth, provide disaster relief and address many other humanitarian needs. LCIF will continue to ensure that all donated funds are used efficiently to help even more people.

Rigorous grant approval and monitoring

The 13,216 grants that LCIF has awarded since our founding have been thoroughly reviewed before approval by the LCIF Board of Trustees. Technical advisors, external evaluators and LCIF staff conduct careful monitoring and evaluation before, during and after the project.

Additional resources

When making a donation, it is important to choose fiscally responsible charities. We appreciate the opportunity to share more about our finances and programs with you. You may review our most recent Annual Reports here:

LCIF 2016-2017 Annual Report

LCIF 2015-2016 Annual Report

LCIF 2014-2015 Annual Report

LCIF 2013-2014 Annual Report

LCIF 2012-2013 Annual Report

LCIF 2011-2012 Annual Report

LCIF 2010-2011 Annual Report

LCIF 2009-2010 Annual Report

LCIF 2008-2009 Annual Report

LCIF 2007-2008 Annual Report

For more details on LCIF’s finances, please see the most recent Audited Financial Statements and IRS Form 990. You may also view the general FAQ and the charitable donation FAQ.

View the LCIF Privacy Policy.


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