During the August 2014 Lions Quest Advisory Committee meeting, 22 grants were awarded totaling US$1,216,054. Through these grants, Lions Quest programs will provide students with positive life skills in countries like India, Japan, Madagascar, the United States, Turkey and more.
The SightFirst Advisory Committee also met earlier this month and awarded 26 grants totaling US$8,063,304. As part of the grants awarded, SightFirst will continue working with The Carter Center to control trachoma and river blindness in Ethiopia, Mali, Niger and northern Uganda; provide cataract surgeries in Nepal and Sri Lanka; conduct further blindness prevention research; support a diabetic retinopathy program in the United States and more.
These grants would not be possible without the generosity and compassion of Lions around the world. Thank you for your support! When available, you can view the list of grants awarded online.
Grant application deadlines for the next round of grants are as follows:
- October 17, 2014: SightFirst grant applications for review by the SightFirst Advisory Committee (SAC) in January 2015
- 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