LCIF Receives 6th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is pleased to announce the receipt of our sixth consecutive 4-Star Charity Navigator rating, the highest possible rating awarded. Only 5% of evaluated organizations achieve six consecutive five-star ratings, which means that LCIF exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities serving similar causes. Founded in 2001, Charity Navigator is the largest and most-utilized charity evaluator in the United States. Charity Navigator examines the financial health, accountability and transparency of charities to determine its ratings.
LCIF’s 4-star rating indicates that it consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. For many years, it has been LCIFs board policy that all administrative expenses be covered by income generated from investments. In practice, LCIFs investment income covers both administrative and fundraising expenses. This means that 100% of donations received by LCIF go directly to the causes we serve. LCIF receives no portion of Lions Clubs International club dues.
For more information, we invite you to review Charity Navigator’s analysis of LCIF here.
Since LCIF’s founding in 1968, more than US$1 billion in grants have been awarded. This has been made possible because of the generosity of Lions and partners, and due to LCIF’s fiscal responsibility. Donors can be confident that funds entrusted to LCIF will support initiatives that impact communities and change lives.