Lions Club International Foundation

Lions around the world are united by a great spirit of giving and dedication to helping others.

As the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, a leading humanitarian organization, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports Lions’ compassionate works by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts.

Helping Lions Serve

LCIF helps Lions improve peoples’ lives around the world, from combating vision problems to responding to major catastrophes to providing valuable life skills to youth. Because LCIF helps Lions carry out large-scale projects through our grant programs, Lions increase their impact in their local and global communities and serve even more people in need around the world.

Our Funds

LCIF grants, on average, US$30 million annually. Donations from 1.35 million Lions in 207 countries provide the vast majority of the revenue received by LCIF, making the Foundation a leading humanitarian organization. Lions know their donations matter and that funds entrusted to LCIF will support initiatives that impact communities and change lives.

Lasting  & Successful Partnerships

LCIF leverages the donations we receive through effective partnerships with other foundations, corporations and governments on the local, national and international level. We are proud that LCIF was named the #1 non-governmental organization worldwide with which to partner, according to a 2007 Financial Times independent survey.

Key Service Areas

To support Lions' mission of serving communities and meeting humanitarian needs, LCIF provides grants in these focus areas:

Our Impact

LCIF and Lions reach millions of people and accomplish visible results. Some of our accomplishments include:

  • Preventing serious vision loss for 30 million people
  • Providing close to 153.3 million treatments for river blindness
  • Engaging more than 12 million students and 500,000 educators in 72 countries in the youth development program Lions Quest building or expanding 593 eye hospitals/clinics/wards conducting over 16 million vision screenings for children through Sight for Kids
  • Providing vision screening for more than 250,000 Special Olympics athletes from 85 countries through Opening Eyes

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Problems Get Smaller

Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed—in our own communities and around the world—with unmatched integrity and energy.