a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get
better. That's because we help where help is needed in our own
communities and around the world with unmatched integrity and energy.
The World's Largest Service Club Organization
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's
largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective.
Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. We
have 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide.
Lions are everywhere. We're men and women who are active in community
projects in more than 207 countries and geographic areas.
Who are the
a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness,
it's part of our history as well as our work today. But we also perform
volunteer work for many different kinds of community projects including
caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding the elderly and
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are
part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and
schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we
offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and
Exchange and Lions Quest. And our Leo Program provides personal development
through youth volunteer opportunities. There are approximately 144,000 Leos
and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation has awarded
more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian community
projects around the world. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping
communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs
such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies and aiding in long-term
LCIF is the grant-making arm of Lions Clubs International (LCI). Its mission
is to support the efforts of Lions clubs worldwide in serving their local communities and
the world community as they carry out essential humanitarian service projects.
LCIF receives donations, primarily from Lions worldwide, and in turn,
provides grants to support Lions' humanitarian service projects. The foundation's main
focus is blindness prevention, but grants are also approved for a wide range of projects
that help people who are disadvantaged. Emergency and catastrophe grants make it possible
for Lions to be on the scene within hours of a disaster bringing essential relief items.
The foundation supports the SightFirst program, which is Lions' global prevention