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The Foundation of Service


Our mission is to empower Lions clubs, volunteers, and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding.

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Stories at the Heart of Service


Behind every LCIF grant, there’s a story filled with inspiration, impact and kindness.

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Your Foundation for Service

There When Your Community Needs Us

With the help of every Lion doing and giving what they can, Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service will meet the challenges facing our communities around the globe. We are your foundation—and together, we can make a powerful impact.

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Celebrating 20 Years


The Lions Clubs International Foundation-Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program began 2001. Since then, LCIF has awarded more than US$27 million to Special Olympics for activities that include Opening Eyes, Family Health Forums, Healthy Hearing, Special Smiles and inclusive sports. Over the years, LCIF and Special Olympics have proudly partnered to create tremendous impact worldwide and achieve multiple successes.

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Foundation Fridays


Lions and Leos around the world are finding new ways to connect with LCIF and in their communities. Learn more about LCIF's Foundation Fridays webinars!

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Our Expanding Focus Areas



We are a world leader in the effort to prevent avoidable blindness, and we’re diligently working with Lions clubs and local partners to help provide the local capacity building, training, medications and treatment needed for those with eye diseases and to provide disability rehabilitation and education for all.


We are committed to providing youth and young adults with opportunities to succeed. The Lions Quest program provides young people and their educators with tools to make positive choices, resist drugs and alcohol, learn through service and become healthy young men and women.

Disaster Relief

When disaster strikes, we respond. We provide funding to address preparedness and immediate needs that allow Lions and their partners to be among the first on the scene in the wake of the world’s most devastating hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and other disasters.


Lions take action in their communities, working face-to-face with the people they serve. We support the wide variety of humanitarian efforts implemented and coordinated by Lions and give grants to increase their scale and effectiveness.


We are providing support to help Lions educate the public and establish programs around one of our new global focus areas: diabetes.

Childhood Cancer

Across the globe, too many children are being affected by cancer. We’re helping Lions establish programs and provide greater service and access to care for those diagnosed—giving hope to them and their families.

The Environment

We are working with Lions to preserve our planet, knowing that the health of our local communities and environments affects us all. Our goal is to help establish a sustainable future for generations to come.


We help provide healthy meals for the hungry and work to establish strategies and greater capacity for communities in which food is scarce.