We collaborate with a number of dedicated nonprofit, government, NGO and corporate partners—providing us access to a diverse pool of resources and knowledge.
By allocating funds to the best scientific and clinical research programs across Australia and the world, ALCCRF is playing an active and significant role in the treatment of childhood cancers.
LEHP-Australia aims to reduce the incidence and impact of vision loss in the Australian Community through a Lions auspiced, community based awareness and education program.
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:
Anthem Foundation has generously provided a US$250,000 grant to LCIF to launch the Lions-Anthem Foundation Healthy Heroes initiative to help improve the health of communities across the United States. The partnership also supports Lion-led community service projects with Anthem employees to support various local humanitarian projects through “Volunteer Days” in select U.S. cities. The partnership will also support select year-round grant-making to help Lions and their communities promote overall health, wellness and active lifestyles. From positive youth development to empowering individuals with disabilities to become more independent, local grants will be awarded by LCIF to Lions clubs and districts with programs that support improved health outcomes.
Johnson & Johnson has awarded LCIF more than US$4 million to help fund Sight for Kids screenings for 26 million children throughout Asia since 2002. The Sight for Kids program involves eye health awareness, education, children’s eye and vision screenings and referral access to treatment. The screenings are coordinated by local Lions, Johnson & Johnson staff and local medical personnel.
In 2017, LCI and World Diabetes Foundation (WDF) leaders signed an MOU related to the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 agenda). The partners seek to align their networks and collaborate to raise awareness and advocate around World Diabetes Day (November 14) and the prevention and treatment of diabetes, to reinforce respective strengths though the exchange of infrastructure, partnership and networks, knowledge and expertise, as well as support the implementation of demand-driven and sustainable projects in select low- and middle-income countries.
The Special Olympics-Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Program began 2001. Since the program’s inception, more than 400,000 athletes have been screened and prescription eyewear provided to more than 175,000 athletes. To date, LCIF has awarded more than US$23 million to Special Olympics for activities that include Opening Eyes, family health forums, healthy hearing and inclusive sports.
LCIF partners with the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide strategic advice and direction to the SightFirst program. LCIF also works with WHO on the Project for the Elimination of Avoidable Childhood Blindness, a global effort that has established 54 needs-based Lions eye care centers in 30 countries all over the globe, aimed at delivering preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative eye care services. A total of 131 million children have benefitted from this partnership. The two organizations have further joined together to develop a tool to assess both management of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy in countries and to estimate the level of cooperation and synergy between these two branches of health care.