LCIF Awards Disaster Grants, September 2017

Volunteers handing out supplies to flood victims in Mexico

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 cleanup and repair efforts in situations where other organizations have already addressed immediate needs. Lions district governors may submit proposals for community recovery grants.

In September 2017, LCIF awarded 16 Emergency Grants and 1 Community Recovery Grant totaling US$150,000. These grants are addressing immediate needs in:

Sierra Leone, District 403-A2
US$10,000 for mudslide relief

Philippines, District 301-C
US$5,000 for typhoon relief

Nepal, District 325-B2
US$10,000 for flood relief

Bolivia, District S-2
US$10,000 for wildfire relief

Mexico, District B-9
US$10,000 for storm relief

Poland, District 121
US$20,000 for community recovery

California, USA, District 4-C1
US$10,000 for wildfire relief

Mauritania, District 403-A1
US$5,000 for storm relief

Republic of Korea, District 355-A
US$10,000 for flood relief

Philippines, District 301-D2
US$5,000 for typhoon relief

Nigeria, District 404-A2
US$10,000 for flood relief

India, District 318-B
US$5,000 for flood relief

Italy, District 108-YA
US$10,000 for earthquake relief

India, District 318-D
US$5,000 for flood relief

India, District 318-C
US$5,000 for flood relief

Dominican Republic, District R-1
US$10,000 for hurricane relief

Honduras, District D-6
US$10,000 for flood relief


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