LCIF Awards Disaster Grants, May 2017

A Lion giving relief kits to a family in Brazil.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) offers a variety of funding options to support various stages for disaster relief operations, including Disaster Preparedness, Emergency, Community Recovery and Major Catastrophe Grants.

For districts impacted by a natural disaster including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis, Emergency Grants provide up to US$10,000. Lions district governors may apply for disaster relief funds to help meet immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies. LCIF typically awards more than US$2 million in Emergency Grant funding each year. Community Recovery Grants aid districts interested in supporting short-term clean-up and repair efforts in situations where other organizations have already addressed immediate needs. Lions district governors may submit proposals for community recovery grants.

In May 2017, LCIF awarded 8 Emergency Grants totaling US$75,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Texas, USA, District X-2
US$10,000 for tornado relief

Ecuador, District G-1
US$10,000 for flood relief

Canada, DistrictA-16
US$10,000 for flood relief

Arkansas, USA, District 7-O
US$10,000 for flood relief

Missouri, USA, District 26-M2
US$10,000 for flood relief

Chile, District T-1
US$10,000 for flood relief

Thailand, District 310-A2
US$5,000 for windstorm relief

Brazil, District LC-8
US$10,000 for hailstorm relief


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