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Lions Clubs International Foundation & Your Lions Club. Welcome and Introduction. LCIF is…. A global leader in humanitarian service Lions helping Lions serve the world Lions serving your community Lions serving the world community. LCIF…. Is the official charitable Foundation of LCI
Above all, LCIF is….
In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to be “Knights of the Blind.” Since then, it has been Lions’ mission to provide “Vision for All.”
LCIF provides emergency assistance when natural disasters strike
An LCIF grant of US$72,750 and funds raised by the Lions in District 33-A (Massachusetts,USA) were used to refurbish the Clara Barton Camp. Each summer, 400 girls, ages 6 through 16, with Type-I insulin-dependent diabetes attend the camp.
The result: Thanks to Lions, campers meet others with their condition and learn to manage their diabetes.
In 2007-08, LCIF awarded 47 Core 4 grants totaling US$3.7 million
District 14-T (Pennsylvania, USA) Lions and two medical centers organized a mass screening for diabetic retinopathy, a blinding diabetes-related condition. LCIF provided a US$77,000 grant to establish an eye-screening program for diabetic patients in a rural area.
The result: Lions are preventing blindness for many at risk.
The Lions Club of Issoire, France (District 103-CS) joined the Lions Club of Bamako, Mali (District 403-A), to provide technical assistance and project funding to install local deep-water wells with an IAG approved by LCIF for US$30,000.
The result: Lions bringing clean water and improved health to thousands of people.
“The relief aid from LCIF gave hope and reassurance to the victims that they are not alone…
“There are Lions who care and are willing to share with the less fortunate and victims of natural calamities.”
- Levi Damaso, Jr.
Past District Governor, Philippines
Thank you, Lions!
“We all know Lions are dedicated to helping us until the blinding parasite disappears completely... Because of Lions, it is now rare to see blind people here.”
-Hilario of Chiapas, Mexico SightFirst patient, river blindness
“I’m very happy to get back my eyesight, I can see clearly, just like my early days.God bless the Lions for the noble work they are doing.”
- Adabala Lakshmi Narasamha, India, SightFirst patient, cataract
Read LCIF features in THE LION Magazine
Share district LCIF news with local media
Track recent grants awarded to your area
Visit www.lcif.org for new and free resources:
Lions News Network (LNN) LCIF videos
Brochures and materials
Subscribe to Chairperson’s monthly e-mail
Recently approved grants
LCIF is Lions helping Lions serve the world
All funds donated to LCIF go toward a grant
Lions’ support is crucial -- donations from Lions provide the majority of LCIF's revenue
The Financial Times ranked LCIF as the #1 non-governmental organization (NGO) worldwide with which to partner
Fulfill pledges already made to CSFII
Recognizes individuals donating US$100 to LCIF
Donations can be made in another’s name
Recipients receive an Honor Roll certificate and are added to the Honor Roll at LCI Headquarters
Donate US$20 or more annually to LCIF
Recognized with pins at three levels of support: US$20, US$50 and US$100
Banner patch and chevron for the first year of 100% Contributing Membership in club
Recognize individuals who make a donation to LCIF in memory of another
Donor and family receive a card in memory of the person
Bequests, wills, charitable gift-annuities, etc.
Recognize Lions clubs that donate US$1,000 or more to LCIF
Corporations that donate US$1,000 or more to LCIF
Many companies/employers offer matching gift programs
Melvin Jones Fellowships(MJF)
LCIF’s highest honor and recognizes humanitarian service for LCIF donations of US$1,000
Presented to individuals who donate US$1,000 to LCIF or to individuals for whom a US$1,000 donation was made by others
Installments/pledges toward MJFs are common
Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowships (PMJF) honor those making additional US$1,000 donations to LCIF
MJFs/PMJFs Provide 70% of all LCIF program funding
Questions? Contact LCIF
LCIF Staff can help and are there to serve you as you serve the world
LCIF Volunteer Coordinators are LCIF Ambassadors
Replace former LCIF Chairperson role
LCIF Coordinators can assist your club and club members with questions, inquiries, donation follow-up, grant applications, etc.
Through LCIF, Lions are changing the world and changing lives
Thank you, Lions!