Grants from the foundations are made to benefit the community via the local Lions Clubs. Communities seeking assistance should contact their local Lions Club.

We hope our website will help you gain awareness of the scope of foundation work supported by Lions. Adults and youth are welcome to join Lions, to participate in or support the work of the foundations

Australian Lions Foundation ALF

Provides financial assistance and support in cases of National Disaster, Emergency and Community Welfare, encouraging International Understanding and Cooperation by Relief projects in Developing Countries.

Inquiries or visit the main  Australian Lions Foundation Website ABN: 41 413 803 073

Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation

Child in a heart walker with parents and LionsThe Foundation seeks funding for Hart Walkers and other mobility devices to allow children affected by Cerebral Palsy to stand and walk to the best of their ability. Working hand in hand with the State Cerebral Palsy Associations, this foundation is a concept of our Lions Clubs District and an innovation of Australia Lion Parry Palmer AM, a past International President of Lions Clubs International.

For details you may email our District ALCMF Chairman Greg English. Greg is available to attend as a Guest speaker at club meetings. Email

Further info on the foundation is at the foundation website ABN: 60 260 983 423

Drug Awareness

Yellow fluid being poured into a glassThe Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation comprising ordinary Australians and drug abuse experts, was formed by Lions Australia in 1984.

The Foundation is primarily charged with the development and provision of suitable drug awareness resources and materials for use, in their own local communities, by Lions, Lioness and Leo Clubs of Australia and PNG.

Using donations and grants, the Foundation funds and initiates projects to help Australians – especially children – become aware of the danger of drugs. Its many resources provide invaluable assistance to the community in fighting Australia’s growing drug problem. For further information please contact our Drug Awareness Program Chairman

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

Man and women talkingWatch Bill Gates tell you what Lions Clubs are doing, and about his challenge to us. Giving the measles vaccine to children is one of the simplest things we can do to protect them from the disease and its dreadful consequences.

On July 8, 2013 LCIF committed to a new partnership with Gavi to protect tens of millions of children against measles. The agreement consists of USD 7.5 million per year between 2014-2017. All contributions will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the first two years and subsequently by the UK for the remaining two years.

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LCIF helps Lions improve peoples’ lives around the world, from combating vision problems to responding to major catastrophes to providing valuable life skills to youth. Because LCIF helps Lions carry out large-scale projects through their grant programs, Lions increase their impact in their local and global communities and serve even more people in need around the world.

Inquiries or please visit Lions Clubs International Foundation website The Lions Clubs International Foundation is incorporated in the state of Illinois, USA

The Follow Your Dream Foundation, Australia (TFYDFA) Fellowship Program

fydfThe Follow Your Dream Foundation, Australia was set up in 2013-14 with an aim to help disadvantaged Women and Children.

The acceptance can take many forms like health, education and income generation.

The Foundation received $100,000 from Lions Clubs International Multiple District 201, Australia through the Chairman Barry Palmer. Several other fund raising nights were organized by the Sydney Inner West Lions Club to help establish the Foundation financially.

The Foundation is sponsoring children to a school camp in South Australia and is supporting children feeding program in India.

The Foundation has a Board of Trustees that oversees the running of the Foundation.

A recognition program has now been developed to encourage individuals, groups of people, Lions Clubs, NGO’s etc. to support the program financially. In the future we will be looking at Donors visiting the projects with us to assist with the work in the village.
The Anne & Barry Palmer(AO) Fellowship

The Anne & Barry Palmer(AO) Fellowship (A&BPF) recognizes donations of US$500 to The Follow Your Dream Foundation, Australia. As recognition of humanitarian work, an A&BPF is an honour presented to those who donate US$500 to TFYDFA or to people for whom a donation was made by others.

Contributions can be made by individuals, group of people, Lions Clubs, Organisations, NGOs, etc. Anne & Barry Palmer Fellows (ABPF) receive an attractive lapel pin, a fellowship statue and a congratulatory letter.

The Follow Your Dream Foundation

Lions NSW-ACT Sight & Health

Man in laboratory gown using laboratory watched by two men observingThe types of projects supported by Lions NSW-ACT Sight & Health include purchase of equipment for sight, medical or health institutions or to purchase equipment for groups or individual members of the community who are handicapped, disabled or have infirmities. The Lions Clubs in our District 201N5 and other N districts are eligible to apply for this funding assistance for their community.

Lions NSW-ACT Sight & Health ABN 25 001 232 659 acts as Trustee for two trusts. They are the Lions NSW-ACT Save Sight Foundation Charitable Trust ABN 57 536 782 464 and Lions Clubs NSW-ACT Public Health Care Foundation ABN 75 575 730 056. Contact or website

Nurses Scholarship Foundation NSF

A woman nurse receives a Lions Nurses Scholarship Fund awardThe Nurses Scholarship Foundation Ltd was created for the provision of scholarships for registered nurses in NSW and the ACT to undertake advanced studies in Australia, or overseas.

The mission of the Nurses Scholarship Foundation Ltd is to provide the opportunity for nurses in NSW & ACT to continue their professional development.

Scholarships of varying value are granted to nurses in NSW & ACT each year. In the image, a nurse who works with local indigenous families will be heading to university thanks to a $5,000 scholarship. More info from or visit the Nurses Scholarship Foundation Website ABN: 23 001 818 739