We team up with organizations and institutions that are experts in their respective fields. Together, we are able to work toward our shared goals more effectively.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is proudly partnering with the Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust. The partnership is called the Lions Clubs International Foundation/Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust Humanitarian Initiative Partnership and endeavors to support humanitarian service projects in areas such as sight, youth, disaster relief and measles. Along with funds from LCIF, the Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust is making donations toward the partnership to support projects around the world. These generous donations mean that LCIF can lend a helping hand to more people and communities in need.
Several of the current partnership projects include:
- Expanding an elementary school in Cambodia
- Upgrading an elementary school in Myanmar
- Expanding a primary school in Togo
- Constructing a senior center at Chicago Lighthouse in the USA
Lions Quest Skills for Adolescence has been listed on CASEL Guide for Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs – Middle and High School Edition. This rating is awarded in recognition of Lions Quest's excellence in three areas recommended by CASEL as the most important starting points for program selection—Outstanding SEL Instruction, Evidence of Effectiveness and Outstanding Professional Development.
In 2009, LCIF began a partnership with CADCA in an effort to increase collaboration between community coalitions and Lions clubs members to help create safer, healthier and drug-free communities. Together, LCIF and CADCA are committed to developing strategies to reduce drug use and its associated negative consequences.
ICEVI is a global association of individuals and organizations that promotes equal access to appropriate education for children and youth with visual impairment so that they may achieve their full potential. LCIF is a member of ICEVI.
GFN supports the largest nongovernmental network devoted to fighting hunger and is the only private sector network operating at the global level. GFN encourages collaborations in creating and supporting food banks and food bank networks. This provides opportunities for Lions to work with local GFN affiliates and resources.
LCIF is a member of InterAction, the largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), with more than 190 members working in every developing country. Using its collective voice, InterAction seeks to shape important policy decisions on relief and long-term development issues, including foreign assistance, the environment, women, health, education and agriculture. Members are at the forefront in responding to humanitarian crises and disasters worldwide, and InterAction acts as a hub in these efforts.
IAPB works to eliminate the main causes of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by bringing together governments and nongovernmental agencies to facilitate the planning, development and implementation of sustainable national eye care programs. LCIF holds a seat on the IAPB Board of Trustees and is one of more than 148 member organizations of IAPB.
NAEVR is an affiliated nonprofit organization of the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) and carries out advocacy activities of the coalition. NAEVR's goal is to achieve the best eye and vision care for all Americans through advocacy and public education for eye and vision research sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute (NEI) and other federal research entities. LCIF is a member organization of NAEVR.
LCIF supports OEPA, a regional initiative that works to end illness and the transmission of river blindness in six endemic countries in the Americas: Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Venezuela. As a result of health education and Mectizan® distribution, there are no new cases of blindness attributable to river blindness. To date, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Mexico have achieved elimination of river blindness.
Lions Quest’s middle and high school programs, Skills for Adolescence and Skills for Action, are listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, a service of SAMHSA. Lions Quest is rated for Quality of Research and Readiness for Dissemination.
WBU is an internationally-recognized umbrella organization, representing the interests of about 285 million blind and partially-sighted persons in 190 member countries. Speaking with a universal voice on a global level, WBU brings together major national and international organizations of blind persons and those providing services to them. LCIF is an International-level member of WBU.
UNGC and Lions are collaborating to promote cooperation between local Lions clubs and Global Compact Local Networks to harness the power of business in responding to the challenges and opportunities of globalization. Three pilot projects are taking place in Sri Lanka, Brazil and Kenya, with the goal of addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals