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LCIF Grants Accomplishments

Every year, we’re able to make a positive impact in the world by providing grants to Lions clubs. These grants allow Lions to do large-scale service projects that would not be possible without financial assistance. It’s an honor to do this for Lions—enhancing the service of those who already give so much.

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Last fiscal year, LCIF awarded 798 grants, totaling more than US$40 million.

2018-2019 Annual Report



US$14,252,317 in vision-related grants empowered Lions to reach remote areas of the world to deliver vital eye care. Learn more about our vision cause.



US$3,955,265 in youth-empowering grants give students the skills to say no to drugs and alcohol, express positive behavior, and end bullying. Learn more about our youth cause.



US$2,293,573 in Diabetes grants empowered Lions to increase diabetes awareness, education, and treatment in areas of the world where the disease is misunderstood and prevalent. Learn more about our diabetes cause.



US$4,714,790 in Disaster Relief grants empowered Lions to provide immediate and long-term relief after flooding, earthquakes, and other disasters. Learn more about our disaster relief cause.



US$14,929,955 in grants supporting humanitarian efforts* empowered Lions to strengthen communities by delivering specialized care where there is need. Learn more about our humanitarian cause.*Humanitarian includes the childhood cancer, hunger, and environment cause areas.

More than 50 Years of Positive Impact

Since 1968, we’ve been helping Lions enhance their service. US$1.1 billion has been awarded through more than 15,000 grants. Here are the numbers from these efforts.

  • 9.1 million cataract surgeries
  • Lions Quest has been implemented in more than 105 countries
  • US$134 million in disaster relief
  • More than 100 million children immunized against measles

Recent Board of Trustee Approved Grants

Humanitarian service is central to the mission of Lions Clubs International. As the official charitable organization of Lions Clubs International, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provides grant funding to support the compassionate works of Lions, empowering their service and addressing the needs of their communities both locally and globally.

LCIF serves Lions. Lions serve the World.

LCIF is here to enhance the service of Lions. If you have a large-scale project you need help funding, reach out to us. We may be able to help.