Video: Growing Lions Clubs International Foundation


Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the cornerstone of Lions’ amazing achievements in humanitarian service. In this video, District Governors and other Lions are encouraged to promote LCIF to help grow the Foundation.

Learn more online about how you and your Lions club can support LCIF, or you can make a donation. Thank you for your support!

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LCIF Humanitarian Grants Awarded June/July 2014


During the June/July 2014 Board of Directors meeting in Toronto, Canada, 72 LCIF humanitarian grants were awarded totaling US$3,132,842.

These grants support life-changing projects, such as providing hospital equipment in Brazil, clean water projects in Madagascar, Mali and Niger, vision screening equipment for children in Greece, transportation vehicles for the disabled in Japan, Habitat for Humanity homes in the United States, and much more.

Upcoming grant deadlines include:

  • August 4, 2014: Standard, Core 4 and IAG grant applications for review at the October 2014 Board meeting
  • 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

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Video: LCIF and Lions Support Students with Low Vision in Kansas


In rural Kansas (USA), children with low vision can have a difficult time accessing needed eye care. In the video below, learn how LCIF’s SightFirst program provided Lions with a grant to support low vision services through the Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB).

With the help of Lions, the KSSB and the right devices, there’s no limit to what students can accomplish. Just ask Joshua Harsch – with the help of the KSSB, he received specialized software that allows him to attend Kansas City Kansas Community College.

“Before I came here, I was basically just struggling along, hoping to get through the day,” said Harsch. “As soon as I came here, I was shocked literally, because there was so much opportunity. And I was actually very happy for once.”

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LCIF Meets Humanitarian Needs in Many Ways


Humanitarian service is at the heart of LCIF and Lions’ work. Working together, Lions identify the most crucial needs, and LCIF supports them in humanitarian efforts that transform lives of people around the world.

Humanitarian_wordleWhat comes to mind when you think of LCIF and humanitarian needs?

LCIF is proud of all that Lions are able to accomplish worldwide! Learn more about the ways that LCIF can help Lions meet humanitarian needs on both a local and global scale on the LCIF website.

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LCIF Provides Emergency Grants in June 2014


LCIF logoIn June 2014, LCIF provided 16 emergency grants totaling US$125,000.

When natural disasters strike, Lions are there to offer help and support. In times of need, Lions are able to rely on disaster relief grants and funds from Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).

These grants are helping to meet crucial immediate needs for:

Washington, USA, District 19-B
$10,000 for disaster preparedness

Paraguay, District M-2
$10,000 for flood relief

Sri Lanka, District 306-A1
$5,000 for flood relief

Sri Lanka, District 306-A2
$5,000 for flood relief

Sir Lanka, District 306-C2
$5,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LA-1
$5,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-A2
$5,000 for tornado relief

Brazil, District LD-1
$10,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LD-8
$10,000 for flood relief

Brazil, District LD-5
$10,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-B3
$5,000 for tornado relief

Nebraska, USA, District 38-O
$10,000 for tornado relief

Mexico, District B-3
$10,000 for flood relief

Bulgaria, District 130
$10,000 for flood relief

Bangladesh, District 315-B4
$5,000 for flood relief

Canada, District A-12
$10,000 for tornado relief

* Emergency grants listed by date approved.

At the heart of LCIF’s disaster relief programs are the individuals and families your donations reach. Learn more about grants recently awarded and the LCIF emergency grant program on the LCIF website. Or, you can learn about making a donation to assist with global disaster relief efforts.

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