Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) supports the large-scale humanitarian initiatives of members of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in 208 countries and regions. Service to youth has been a longstanding mission of LCIF, which awards grants to expand or establish Lions Quest programs around the world.
Lions districts and multiple districts are able to access three levels of grant funding to support local Lions Quest efforts.
Lions Quest Promotional Grant
Amount: $1,500; no matching funds required.
Applications: No deadlines – rolling applications.
Purpose: To introduce Lions Quest to a community. The grant is intended to jump start Lions Quest activities in a new area by introducing the program to community members. Funds are used for informational seminars for Lions, community members, and/or educators.
Community Partnership Grant
Amount: Up to $15,000; no matching funds required.
Application: no deadlines – rolling applications.
Purpose: To start Lions Quest programs in new areas, or reactivate dormant programs. Funds may be used to:
- Host one or more teacher training workshops
- Conduct Lions Quest promotional activities, including informational sessions for Lions, educators, government officials and other potential partners
- Translate Lions Quest curriculum materials
- Establish partnerships with school districts, community organizations, and government agencies
Note: Limited to one grant award per District per fiscal year.
Humanitarian Initiatives Lions Quest Grant
Amount: Up to $50,000 for sub-districts or $150,000 for multi-districts; 3 to 1 matching grants.
Application: Due 90 days prior to the Lions Quest Advisory meeting – mid-May (for August approval) or mid-October (for January approval).
Purpose: To expand existing Lions Quest programs. The grants help expand coverage of Lions Quest in multiple, single, or sub-districts where the program is active but not reaching a considerable number of schools, or to implement a pilot of the Lions Quest program not yet available in that county or district. Essentially, this grant will enable Lions to greatly expand the reach of Lions Quest, to “fill-in-the-gap” in areas where the program is needed but not yet available. Funds may be used to:
- Train teachers and trainers
- Purchase or print Lions Quest curriculum materials
- Research the effects of the program or evaluate implementation
Note: The LCIF grant is not intended to fund existing Lions Quest activity, so any clubs currently financing the program should continue to do so.
Please contact the Lions Quest Department for more information about applying for a LCIF Lions Quest Grant.