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Lions Clubs International Foundation impact

$2 dollars (US) a week can help LCIF accomplish projects like funding two cataract surgeries, provide measles vaccinations for 100 kids, purchase equipment, or treat eight children with childhood cancer

Lions Clubs International Foundation

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Our 1.4 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives, and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. 

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International and since 1968, LCIF has provided grant funding for local and global humanitarian efforts, and funded entirely by charitable donations from Lions, and our friends and partners. We have awarded a staggering US$ 1 billion funding through 15,000 grants focused on four core areas:

Vision – Preventing avoidable blindness through our SightFirst program, which has provided 9+ million cataract  surgeries, 270+ million river blindness treatments and training for 3+ million health workers.

Youth – Creating social and emotional learning programs delivered by specially trained educators through the Lions Quest program, benefiting 16+ million youth worldwide.

Disaster Relief – Providing US$118+ million, to date, for immediate as well as long-term needs of natural-disaster-afflicted communities.

Humanitarian Programs – Helping millions access education, technology, health care, safe play places and other life-changing improvements. 

As challenges face our world expand, so must our capacity to combat them. To build a future promising even greater service impact we have launched Campaign 100: Empowering Service, which will span through June 30, 2021 and seek to raise US$300 million. This Campaign will provide us resources to expand Lion’s commitment to our communities and to expand our cause areas to fight the prevalence of diabetes, and identify areas of greatest need and conduct pilot projects to develop expertise; and build sustainable, long term programs related to hunger, childhood cancer, and environment.