Version: May 1, 2019
Lions Clubs International Foundation
Lions Clubs International Foundation funds a number of programs and initiatives to address humanitarian needs on a local and global scale, including preserving sight, combating disability, promoting health, serving youth and responding to natural disasters.
Through the Sight First program, Lions are upgrading and establishing eye health care systems in under served areas worldwide. The program is having a significant impact on eliminating and controlling the leading causes of preventable blindness.
Lions assist the disabled by constructing homes, providing vision screenings to Special Olympics athletes and working locally with programs for disabled. The Foundation also promotes health through increased awareness and numerous grants for clinics, hospitals and health programs.
Youth has long been a priority of the Foundation and Lions alike. In addition to grants to build schools and sponsor youth camps. LCIF has been sponsoring the Lions Quest school-based, life-skills program for more than 25 years.
LCIF helps Lions respond to natural disasters through two grant programs for immediate and long-term relief and reconstruction.