As many of you know, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is turning 50 years old this year. We are celebrating in many exciting ways, including birthday parties all over the world, and a series of fun and educational contests that you can enter at LCIF50.org. We hope you’ll take part in the celebration.
Growth allows LCIF to make exciting changes, another thing to celebrate. LCIF continually moves forward to assist Lions in making a bigger impact on the world.
With that said, there are some new grant opportunities I hope you will be excited about. These new additions will allow Lions and Leos to expand their service work. Keep reading for details on the new grants, and visit LCIF.org for more information.
As you hear more about LCIF’s 50th anniversary, let’s reflect upon LCIF’s mission: “To support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.”
LCIF depends on the hearts of Lions. Keep up the great work! Let’s show the world what Lions and LCIF can do together.
Chancellor Bob Corlew
Chairman, Lions Clubs International Foundation
Leo Service Grants Are Now Available
Lions and Leos have been awaiting the launch of the new Leo Service Grants. LCIF is excited to announce that as of January 19th, 2018, these grants are available for application! Leos will be able to create a bigger impact in humanitarian initiatives within their communities, while being exposed to valuable leadership and life skills.
District and Club Community Impact Grants Coming Soon
Soon, when clubs and districts donate to LCIF, they can apply for a grant that will give back 15% of that funding for a local project. The District and Club Community Impact Grant requires a US$5,000 minimum donation for clubs and a US$10,000 minimum donation for districts. Eligible clubs and districts must apply for the grant and upon approval, they can fund a project that helps boost their community!
LCIF Nearing US$50 Million Goal
Along with celebrating LCIF’s 50th anniversary, the foundation also has a goal to raise US$50 million this fiscal year. Many clubs and districts are working hard to have 100% supporting members, meaning every member makes a donation. Lions from all over the world are making contributions of all sizes. Please make your gift today so we can continue to make the world a better place!
LCIF’s US$30 Million Commitment to Gavi is Complete
At the Lions Clubs International 96th annual convention in Hamburg, Germany, LCIF made a commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to raise US$30 million to help protect tens of millions of children in the world’s poorest countries against measles. If we could accomplish this ambitious goal, these funds would be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development. LCIF is pleased to announce that thanks to the generosity and service of Lions, this goal has been reached, bringing the total amount raised to US$60 million. Please visit LCIF’s blog to learn about the projected impact of this financial support. Thank you, Lions.