Help those around the world who need assistance finding safety and security by donating to
LCIF’s Refugees and Displaced Persons Fund. In times of great need, kindness matters.

To all members of our Canadian Lions Family

Let’s Make Canada PROUD!

Why Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF ?

100% of your donation empowers the compassionate service of Lions.

Since 1968, LCIF has given over US$1 billion in grants. Of those grants, many have come to Canada to help districts and club 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.

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.

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Stories at the Heart of Service

Behind every LCIF grant, there’s a story filled with inspiration, impact and kindness.

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Success Story

Empowering and guiding those living with diabetes

Thanks to support from LCIF and Lions in Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, funds supported technology equipment for a Diabetes & Patient Education Centre at the Groves Memorial Community Hospital. The facility serves patients with type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes through educational programming to help patients learn about diabetes and what steps they can take to stay healthy, such as diet, exercise, and medication. The facility supports inpatient and outpatient services with individual appointments with registered nurses and registered dieticians who are certified diabetes educators. 

A US$50,000 LCIF grant was combined with US$160,000 in support from the local Lions in District A-15, making the total contribution US$210,000 for the project. Grant funds supported audiovisual system for the education rooms, as well as computers for patient consultation rooms. Currently, the center supports two nurse offices, two dietician offices, one large consultation room for patients and group activities, and access to the gym as needed. The nine Lions clubs supporting the project include Ariss, Maryhill, Arthur, Belwood & District, Elora, Fergus, Grand Valley, Hillsburgh & District, Marsville & District, Rockwood & District.



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Past International Director
J. Arthur Woods
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Past International Director
J. Carl Young
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International President
Dr. Patti Hill
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Past International Director
Jack L. Isaman
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Past District Governor
Stan Durward

Your Generosity Can Live On

When you include Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF in your estate plans or with another form of planned gift such as an insurance policy or retirement plan (RRSPs/RRIFs), you can ensure a strong and exciting future for all the Canadian communities Lions serve.

Learn more about legacy giving opportunities and our Lions Legacy Society by clicking learn more button.

Want to include us or already have us in your estate plans?

Please let us know by clicking declaration form.

For More Information:

Name : Marie Clarke-Doane ( Strategic Giving Manager )

Mobile : +1 630 468 6981

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Name : Robert A. Kanonik, J.D. ( Planned Giving Specialist )

Mobile : +1 630 468 7067

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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.


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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 for additional information on our recognition programs. Additional information can also be found on LCIF’stest17 website at

Contact Us

Lions of Canada Fund for LCIF is always here to help answer questions for Lions or about Lions. Our job is to support Lions as they serve their communities and the world, and we do it with passion and positivity. Give LCIF a call at +1-630-203-3836, email us at, or fill out the form below, and we’ll do all we can to assist you.