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.
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.
LCIF grants, on average, US$30 million annually. Donations from 1.35 million Lions in 208 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.
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.
To support Lions’ mission of serving communities and meeting humanitarian needs, LCIF provides grants in these focus areas:
LCIF and Lions reach millions of people and accomplish visible results. Some of our accomplishments include:
In fiscal year 2011-2012, we had a great impact in lives around the world through 513 grants totaling US$55.5 million. This included:
Read more about our efforts in our Annual Report, and find out more about our mission.