To all members of our Canadian Lions Family

Let’s make Canada PROUD!

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In 1968 – 50 years ago – our International leaders founded our Lions Clubs International Foundation. Since then, LCIF has given over US$1 billion in grants. Of those grants, many have come to Canada to help Districts and Clubs serve their communities. In fact, Canadian Lions have received more than we have given.

Dollars given to LCIF make possible the “Power of We” – the power to let us do more by working together than working alone.

At our 101st International Convention in Las Vegas, we launched the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Lions Clubs International. All funds raised will support Lions’ service in Vision, Youth, Environment, Hunger, Diabetes, Pediatric Cancer, Disaster Relief and other Humanitarian Causes. LCIF will continue to identify and develop new ways to make an impact on our world and its most vulnerable inhabitants.

When we gather in Montreal in 2021 to host our fellow Lions from around the world, let us show that we did our part – and more – to meet our fundraising goals.

Campaign 100

Over the past 100 years, we have proven that Lions united in service can transform millions of lives. As Lions, we serve proudly, empowered by our global foundation.

Together, we will be able to serve millions of people worldwide. Our goals are expansive and no individual Lion, club or district can take them on alone; but together, empowered by our global foundation, we can.

Success Story

Mount Cheam Lions Eye Centre

In one year, the centre will treat 5,000 people. So having this new, state-of-the-art equipment will ensure those patients are getting the highest level of eye care…“I never doubted you for a minute,” said Mayor Sharon Gaetz. “Your club is so valuable to our community.”

“Why does this matter?” she asked. “Think of the 5,000 people who will come here this year. They would be blind. This is what goodness looks like and I thank you all.”

Lions of Canada Fund Executive Committee

  • J. Arthur Woods
    J. Arthur Woods Past International Director

    Elmira, ON

    President

  • J. Carl Young
    J. Carl Young Past International Director

    Omemee, ON

    Vice President

  • Patti Hill
    Patti Hill Past International Director

    Edmonton, AB

    Secretary

  • Jack L. Isaman
    Jack L. Isaman Past International Director

    Calgary, AB

    Treasurer

  • Stan Durward
    Stan Durward Past District Governor

    Sunderland, ON

    Administrator

Club Applications & Donation Forms

Campaign 100 Maple Leaf Club

Our club is proud to support the mission of Lions Clubs International Foundation and the goals of Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service. We enthusiastically commit to participate as a Campaign 100 Maple Leaf Club.

Model Club Commitment Form

Our club is proud to support the mission of Lions Clubs International Foundation and the goals of Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service. We enthusiastically commit to participate as a Model Club.

Campaign 100 Pledge Form

Our goals are expansive and no individual Lion, club or district can take them on alone; but together, empowered by our global foundation, we can. Please join us by supporting Campaign 100.

Melvin Jones Fellowship

The Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) recognizes donations of US$1,000. It is the backbone of LCIF, providing 75 percent of the foundation’s revenue. As recognition of humanitarian work, an MJF is an honor presented to those who donate US$1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others.

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FAQs

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation to the Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF?

Yes, donations to the Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF will receive a tax receipt from the Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF that can be used for income tax purposes. An additional letter sent from LCIF will be sent as an acknowledgment of the donation and a thank you to the donor.

What is the mailing address for sending a donation to the Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF?

Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF
C/O Stan Durward
Box 38
Sunderland, ON L0C 1H0
Canada

Does my personal donation also count as a Club donation as well?

Personal donations and any subsequent MJF credits are recorded under the individual donor. However, donations from members are automatically affiliated to their Lions Clubs and count towards the club’s Campaign 100 donation goals.

How do I know that the donation I make to LCIF goes to where I directed?

LCIF recently earned its sixth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for its effective fiscal management and its commitment to accountability and transparency.

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. Financial information is based on each charity’s 990 tax filing in the United States. Ratings show how well evaluated charities have sustained their programs and services over time.

LCIF’s 4-star rating indicates that it consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 5 percent of the charities evaluated earn a sixth consecutive 4-star rating. This exceptional distinction means that LCIF outperforms most other charitable organizations in the United States. LCIF donors can be confident their donations are being used in support of the programs for which they are intended.

How do I obtain a Melvin Jones Fellowship?

The Melvin Jones Fellowship recognizes donations of US$1,000 and contributions can be made by individuals (including non-Lions), clubs or districts, in one sum, or in installments. To obtain a fellowship recognition, Lions may download the MJF program application or request a form from the LCIF Donor Services department at 630-203-3836 or donorassistance@lionsclubs.org.

The MJF application can be included when submitting your donation.

An MJF plaque or Progressive pin will not be automatically sent upon a donation of US$1,000. A recipient must be identified and shipping information provided on the MJF form. Standard processing time for an MJF is two to four weeks from when the funds are recorded by LCIF.

Many countries may charge customs and VAT charges on the importation of MJF plaques and other recognitions and awards. These fees are the responsibility of the individual or club locally receiving the items.

Does the Melvin Jones Fellowship need to be paid for in US funds?

No, donations for a Melvin Jones Fellowship can be donated in Canadian dollars. However, the minimum required donation amount to obtain a Fellowship is US$1,000 or the equivalent in local currency. Be sure to check Lions Clubs International’s official exchange rates, shown on monthly club statements, before donating for a Melvin Jones fellowship.

Can donations from a Lions club be used to obtain a Melvin Jones Fellowship for an individual?

Yes, a club can use credits obtained from prior MJF-eligible donations to recognize an individual as a Melvin Jones fellow. Authorization from a current club officer is needed to proceed with the request. A current club officer must complete the MJF application and email it to LCIF Donor Services at donorassistance@lionsclubs.org.

How do I learn more about LCIF’s recognition programs?

There are several recognitions available depending upon the type of donation given and recognitions are typically mailed to the donor. Please contact LCIF Donor Services at 630-203-3836 or by email at donorassistance@lionsclubs.org for additional information on our recognition programs. Additional information can also be found on LCIF’s website at lionsclubs.org/en/discover-our-foundation/mission.

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