It is hard to recall a time recently when so many major natural disasters occurred in such a short period of time. Over recent months, natural disasters have struck in several places, with particularly devastating results – flooding in India, Bangladesh, Japan, and Nepal, hurricanes in the United States and Caribbean Islands, and not one but two earthquakes in Mexico, plus forest fires raging in California, Spain and Portugal. In all cases, LCIF coordinates funding for emergency and major catastrophe grants with local Lions.
From there Lions on the ground in the disaster area work with local government officials and other agencies to ensure the right supplies are getting to areas most in need, without duplication of effort. Since its founding in 1968, LCIF has awarded more than 13,000 grants totalling over $1 billion. LCIF will continue to work every day to support humanitarian service projects all over the world and give hope to those who need it.
LCIF relies on donations from compassionate Lions , and their Clubs. These donations provide the vast majority of the revenue received by LCIF, making the Foundation a leading humanitarian organization. Lions know their donations matter and that funds entrusted to LCIF will support initiatives that impact communities and change lives. Your donation – whatever the amount – allows the Foundation to respond when called upon and has a direct impact on the lives of millions of people.