Other Ways to Give
Other Ways to Give
Thank you for your interest in supporting LCIF’s mission of global humanitarian service. We rely on humanitarian donations to improve millions of lives worldwide, and are dedicated to ensuring the best use of our donors’ generosity.
The Foundation has several ways to give beyond making an online donation. Donors may mail check and credit card donations, or make a wire transfer. You can also maximize your contribution with matching gifts and donations of stock.
- Purchase a Centennial Commemorative Coin
- Shop with AmazonSmile
- Donate a Photo to Sight for Kids
- Charity Miles
- Check and Credit Card Donations
- Wire Transfer
- Maximize Your Humanitarian Donation
For a limited time only, you can order this historic Lions Centennial keepsake and support the life-changing work of LCIF. For each coin sold, US$10 is authorized to be paid to LCIF. This represents a US$4 million opportunity to improve the lives of people in need through LCIF initiatives around the world.
These collectable coins make great gifts for family and friends and are the perfect way to show appreciation to your club members for outstanding service.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support LCIF every time you shop online, at no cost to you. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to LCIF.
Donate when you take photos! For every photo you donate through Johnson & Johnson’s Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson will donate US$1 to LCIF’s Sight for Kids program, up to US$40,000. Each photo you donate via the app (once every day through March 10, 2017) will help provide eye health education, vision screening and access to a professional eye exam to a child.
Now, you can walk or run to raise money for Sight for Kids wherever you are in the world. Simply download the Charity Miles app on your smartphone, select “Sight for Kids,” and take a walk! LCIF will receive a donation for every mile logged. Lions have been walking, running and cycling to raise money for Sight for Kids since our International Convention in June 2016.
The Foundation has begun using a lock box service to receive and process all donations. Check and credit card donations should be mailed to the below address, not LCIF headquarters. Mail donations along with the Donation Recognition Form and/or the Melvin Jones Fellowship Application to:
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Carol Stream, Illinois 60122-4547
Package Delivery Services (e.g. UPS, FedEx)
Mail Code IL1-6030
2500 Westfield Drive
Elgin IL 60124
Please see LCIF Donations and Recognition: Frequently Asked Questions for further instructions on donating by check. Credit card payments can also be made securely online.
Wire transfer of U.S. dollars directly into LCIF’s bank account is an easy way to send humanitarian donations. In countries outside the U.S., many have found this to also be the most economical method. In countries where LCI has bank accounts, funds may be deposited in local currency. Be sure to check the association's official exchange rates, show on monthly club statements.
Wire Transfer Information:
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
10 S. Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603
ABA Routing No. 021000021
Account Name: Lions Clubs International Foundation
Account No. 754487312 (Be sure to use this account number.)
Swift International Banking number: CHASUS33
Present the above information to your bank along with the local currency amount, plus bank charges, and request the wire transfer of U.S. dollars to LCIF's bank. Next, fax or mail a copy of the receipt or wire transfer form to LCIF. Include on the form the recipient's name, district, club and member number as well as the donor's name, district and club number, and the form of recognition requested (i.e., MJF, club plaque, etc.).
300 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
We do not accept credit card payments over the phone. If you need assistance making a credit card donation online, please contact Donor Assistance at (630) 203-3836.
With two great ways to make your donation grow without additional cost to you, you can enable the Foundation to do even more for people in need throughout our global communit
Thousands of companies in the U.S. will match their employees’ charitable contributions, enabling you to double or even triple your donation. Is your employer one of them? Click here for a list of Matching Gift Companies. Ask your employer if they participate in a matching gift or workplace giving program, and if they do, follow these easy steps:
- Obtain a matching gift form from your employer, probably either from human resources or payroll. (Some companies will provide a matching gift for community service—a perfect fit for Lions.)
- Complete the donor section of the form.
- Mail the form with credit card information or check* for your portion of the donation, made payable to LCIF, (or copy of cancelled check if donation already has been made) to:
300 W. 22nd St.
Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842
Attn.: LCIF Development
*To designate the gift to a specific program or disaster, please indicate that in the memo section of the check. (Please note that Melvin Jones Fellowship recognition is available for general donations only.)
Donating stocks or securities is a special way to give to LCIF. There are many benefits for both the donor and LCIF when contributing in this way. Advantages may include:
- no capital gains federal and state tax
- receiving an income tax deduction for the full market value of the gift if you itemize deductions on your tax return and have held the assets one year or longer
Gifts of securities can easily be transferred to LCIF. Simply download the Gifts of Securities Donation Form and follow the instructions.
For questions on donating to LCIF, please read LCIF Donations and Recognition Frequently Asked Questions or contact the LCIF Development Department at 630-468-6848 or by e-mail.
The Foundation is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax deductible, as allowed under the Internal Revenue Service code.
The Foundation is not able to accept in-kind donations, such as emergency relief supplies.