Although Lions reside all around the world, they know they are a part of an international family. Lions are able to bring that family a little closer together through humanitarian service programs made possible by International Assistance Grants (IAGs). IAGs enable Lions clubs in developed countries to partner with Lions clubs in lesser-developed regions on projects that make a real difference for communities. IAGs fund international assistance programs focused on basic health care, education and literacy, clean water and sanitation, rural development and self-sufficiency programs, services for people who are blind and otherwise disabled, and environmental protection.
IAGs can also be considered for Lions' international medical missions and larger-scale Lions' eyeglass recycling centers that have a demonstrable impact on serving Lions in developing countries.
The International Assistance Grants program awards grants between US$5,000 and US$30,000 on a matching basis. A district may have only one IAG in process or approved at any one time.
Examples of recent International Assistance Grants include: