Responding to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
The conflict in Ukraine has driven millions of people from their homes, creating a humanitarian crisis that is forcing families to search for safety and security. In this time of great need, Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) is awarding grants to make sure Lions are there to help provide immediate relief to those struggling to meet their most basic needs, and Lions around the world are uniting through kindness to help the people who desperately need it.
LCIF is awarding grants to Lions supporting Ukrainian refugees who have crossed their borders. Lions in Ukraine have also received LCIF grants to address the critical needs of people who remain in the country. Grant funding will enable Lions to cover a broad spectrum of refugee needs, including immediate survival needs, transitional needs for mid- or long-term settlement, and support for services to help refugees integrate into their new community.
- Grants awarded – 53 LCIF grants totaling US$2,804,811 have been awarded as of January 2023. View grants.
- Applying for grants – Lions districts in Europe who are directly serving refugees may qualify for grant assistance. Please contact LCIF at EUROPEGlobalGrants@lionsclubs.org for more information and to request an application form.
- Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund – LCIF is actively collecting donations to its Refugees and Displaced Persons fund, which will help ensure that Lions are there to help them find the safety and security they desperately need. All donations – 100% – benefit grants and programs and qualify for limited-edition Campaign 100 recognition and Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) or Progressive MJF. Donations made to this fund are not eligible to receive District and Club Community Impact Grants.