We believe in changing the world by serving the needs of our local communities. More than 1.4 million Lions in 200 countries around the world are responding to local and global challenges with kindness and care.
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Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the global foundation supporting the 1.4 million members of Lions Clubs International through grant funds that expand their compassionate works and empower their service at home and around the world. Since its founding in 1968, LCIF has awarded more than 19,000 grants totaling more than US$1.2 billion. We improve health and well-being, strengthen communities and support those in need, locally and globally.
When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness.
The efforts of Lions in the field of vision are expansive and well documented. Our SightFirst program has played a key role in reducing global blindness-building comprehensive and sustainable eye care systems, including projects that deliver eye care services, build or strengthen eye care facilities, train professionals and build awareness about eye health in underserved communities.
An estimated 463 million adults across the world are living with diabetes, and its prevalence is increasing rapidly. By 2045, the number is expected to reach 700 million. Diabetes is a global epidemic that touches every corner of the globe. From July 2022 to June 2023, LCIF has awarded 32 diabetes-related grants totalling US$1,401,536
LCIF has partnered with Global HOPE (a program of Texas Children’s Hospital) to help address the huge discrepancies in outcomes from childhood cancer in developing countries compared to developed countries From July 2022 to June 2023, LCIF has awarded 23 childhood cancer-related grants totalling US$1,398,870
LCIF improves access to quality education, vital health services, and positive youth development for young people around the world. Lions Quest, LCIF’s signature youth education program, is a social emotional learning curriculum which gives students the skills to navigate life and prevent bullying and substance abuse. From July 2022 to May 2023, LCIF has awarded 180 youth-related grants totalling US$4,117,879.
Lions and our youth organisation Leos are working to protect the environment to create healthier communities and a more sustainable world. From July 2022 to June 2023, LCIF has awarded 22 environment-related grants totalling US$337,616.
Whenever and wherever disaster strikes Lions are often among the first to offer aid. With a disaster grant, they can do even more for communities devastated by hurricanes, floods, fires and other major events. LCIF is ready to support their efforts with funding assistance through global disaster relief programs. From July 2023 to September 2023, LCIF has awarded 92 disaster relief-related grants totalling US$1,656,613
The humanitarian efforts of Lions have been notable and celebrated for more than 100 years. Working together, Lions identify the world’s most crucial needs and LCIF supports them in their efforts to provide humanitarian aid where it’s needed most. From July 2022 to May 2023, LCIF has awarded 726 humanitarian-related grants totalling US$14,178,979.