Grants in Action
Emergency SightFirst Lions Quest

489 grants approved in 2012-13, totaling US$39,297,388.00

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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:

Millions of people around the world have benefited through more than 11,340 Foundation grants, which have totaled more than US$826 million. That number continues to grow in part from gifts from foundations, corporations, governments and non-Lions. However, 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 489 grants totaling US$39 million in fiscal year 2012-13. 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 include:

  • 80,000 people helped through 186 disaster related grants
  • 6 million people helped through 211 humanitarian grants
  • More than 18 countries expanded Lions Quest through 32 Core 4 grants
  • 13 grants supported the vaccination of more than 200 million children against measles
  • 39 SightFirst grants provided eye care services to more than 8 million people, improved 127 eye care facilities and/or trained 21,000 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

  • November 21, 2014: Lions Quest grant applications for review by the Lions Quest Advisory Committee (LAC) in January 2015
  • February 12, 2015: Standard, Core 4 and IAG grant applications for review at the April 2015 Board meeting
  • May 8, 2015: SightFirst grant applications for review by the SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) in August 2015

Grant Information and Application Forms

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

Disaster Grants:

Standard Grants:

SightFirst Grants:

International Assistance Grants:

Core 4 Grants: