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Grants

Grants

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Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provides grant funding to assist Lions districts in developing and implementing large-scale humanitarian projects. These humanitarian grants help Lions expand their outreach and increase their impact within local and global communities to serve even more people in need around the world.

The Foundation provides support in four areas of service:

A Billion Dollars in Service

Millions of people around the world have benefited through more than 13,000 foundation grants, which have totaled more than US$1 billion. That number continues to grow in part from gifts from foundations, corporations, governments and non-Lions. The vast majority of LCIF’s funding comes through the generous donations from Lions clubs and individual members.

Grant Accomplishments

Through the generosity and hard work of Lions, our partners and supporters, LCIF was able to award more than 500 grants totaling more than US$43 million in fiscal year 2016-17. These international grants are helping thousands of people to have a better life. Look for more details on these international grants, and projects and individuals helped in our annual report.

Some of our accomplishments from fiscal year 2016-2017 include:

  • 380,000 people helped through US$5,693,221 in disaster related grants

  • 5,353,081 people helped through US$17,666,434 in humanitarian grants

  • 9 countries expanded Lions Quest through US$1,068,445 in Core 4 grants

  • US$5,436,500 in grants supported the vaccination of millions of children against measles and rubella

  • US$12,144,615 in SightFirst grants provided eye care services to an estimated 107,132,689 million people, improved 100 eye care facilities and/or trained 335,786 eye care professionals

The impact we make on their individual lives is at the heart of everything we do. Read stories from people directly affected by or involved in our work here.

Grant Application Deadlines

View the Calendar of Events for meeting dates and application deadlines.

  • October 10, 2017: Application deadline for Standard and Core 4 (including Lions Quest) grants to be reviewed at the January 2018 board meeting

  • October 16, 2017: Application deadline for SightFirst grants to be reviewed at the January 2018 SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting

  • February 8, 2018: Application deadline for Standard, and Core 4 grants to be reviewed at the May 2018 board meeting

  • May 12, 2018: Application deadline for SightFirst grants to be reviewed at the August 2018 SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting

  • May 14, 2018: Application deadline for Standard and Core 4 (including Lions Quest) grants to be reviewed at the August 2018 board meeting

Grant Information and Application Forms

Find out more about LCIF’s grant programs and view grant applications here.

Disaster Grants:

Matching Grants:

  • How to Apply for a Matching Grant

  • Matching Grant Criteria/Application

    • *New!* Updates made to the matching grant application include:
      • Criteria # 5 – Further clarification is provided on the local matching funding requirement for the various clubs involved in supporting a project.

      • Criteria #11 – Further clarification is provided on the potential need for additional recognition for LCIF partners that may be supporting a project.

      • Regulation #3 – Further clarification is provided on the need for detailed information on the role of the local Lions in projects that take place outside of the applicant district.

      • Regulation #7 – Further clarification is provided to explain that equipment partially secured, or otherwise acquired on loan, through financing, or by deposits made prior to the Board rendering a decision is not permitted and makes the request ineligible.

SightFirst Grants:

Lions Quest Grants:

Diabetes Grants:

Leo Service Grants:

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