Grant Application Deadlines are Approaching
LCIF provides grant funding to assist Lions districts in developing and implementing large-scale humanitarian projects. These humanitarian grants help Lions expand their outreach and increase their impact within local and global communities to serve even more people in need around the world. Applications for Standard, Core 4 and International Assistance Grants are due no later than October 7, 2016, for review at the January 2017 board meeting.
An Exciting Opportunity for You!
There is an exciting new way for you to be involved with LCIF at the local level. By serving in the newly created Club LCIF Coordinator position, you can be an ambassador for LCIF in your Lions club. You will share stories about the Foundation’s work, motivate fellow Lions to support LCIF, and further LCIF’s mission. With support from your District Coordinator and LCIF staff, you will help shape the future of LCIF. Talk to your club president today if you are interested in becoming a Club LCIF Coordinator.
Did you know that since its founding in 1968, our Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has given out more than US$950 million in grants? That is an incredible amount of money. What is even more incredible is that we have improved the lives of hundreds of millions of people throughout the world.
We could not have done that without you! Did you also know that LCIF relies entirely upon donations from Lions and friends? Yet, only six percent of Lions make an individual donation to LCIF each year. You read that correctly: only six percent of Lions give an individual gift to LCIF. To those who have already made a donation this year, thank you.
If every Lion gave only US$100 this year, we could raise US$140 million. A single US$100 donation can provide measles vaccinations for 100 children, a week’s worth of food for a family after a disaster, life skills training for a classroom of students through Lions Quest, or a loan to an entrepreneur whose business will support an entire family. That donation can, in fact, change someone’s life.
For clubs who donate as little as US$50 per member, LCIF will award special Club Giving Banner Patches. Please encourage every member of your club to support LCIF this year. Help us to help those who need us most.