Our Partners

We collaborate with a number of dedicated nonprofit, government, NGO and corporate partners—providing us access to a diverse pool of resources and knowledge.

State Bank of India Foundation (SBIF)

SBIF provided financial support for Lions projects, to purchase medical equipment across hospitals and health centres managed by the Lions.

Eureka Forbes Limited

Eureka Forbes is a supplier of Air and Water Purifiers, Security Systems. The project was to set-up RO and UV plants (community water ATM) to provide pure and healthy drinking water in rural and semi-urban regions.

Nobel Hygiene Pvt Ltd

Nobel Hygiene will supply Adult and Baby Diapers at 50% of their Maximum Retail Price (MRP) to various old age/senior citizen homes and orphanages as well as to poor and needy senior citizens identified by Lions in India.

HCL Foundation

HCL Foundation supported Southern India Multiple Districts Lions Quest Foundation (SILQF) for financial help to expand Lions Life skills program to the adolescent youth studying in HCL Gurukuls and in the schools identified by Lions clubs in the locations identified jointly by HCL Foundation and SILQF.

World Vision

World Vision India and The International Association of Lions clubs partnered together to bring quality education in the World Vision operation areas across India that promoted the well-being of needy children and their communities. Lions supported financially to World Vision’s campaign towards providing quality education to the targeted (25,000) children.

Vitamin Angels

Lions in India worked with Vitamin Angels to provide assistance for children between the age group 6 months-5 years with Vitamin A. The objective was to provide Vitamin A capsules to children and infants. Vitamin A capsules were provided free of cost by Vitamin Angels.

Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

The purpose of the partnership was to support the Government of India- scheme for Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fitting of Aids/Appliances (ADIP Scheme). The objective was to assist the needy disabled persons in obtaining durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances to promote physical, social, psychological rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities under the ADIP scheme.

Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India (BPPI)- Jan Aushadhi Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana Kendra is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendras known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra. BPPI provided financial support to Lions to set up Lions pharmacies and promote GENERIC medicine in India at affordable price (80% less than the market price of similar drugs).

Coal India Limited/ Tata Projects

Coal India Limited (CIL) is an Indian state-controlled coal mining company headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal, India [2] and the largest coal-producing company in the world and a Maharatna company.

Manappuram Finance Limited

Manappuram Finance Ltd. is one of India’s leading gold loan NBFCs. Promoted by Shri. V.P. Nandakumar, the current MD & CEO, its origins go back to 1949 when it was founded in the coastal village of Valapad (Thrissur District) by his late father Mr. V.C. Padmanabhan. The firm was involved in pawn broking and money lending carried out on a modest scale. Shri Nandakumar took over the reins in 1986 after his father expired.

The Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust

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:

  • Expanding an elementary school in Cambodia.
  • Upgrading an elementary school in Myanmar.
  • Expanding a primary school in Togo.
  • Constructing a senior center at Chicago Lighthouse in the USA.

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana Kendra (PMBJP)

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana Kendra is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendras known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra.

Anthem Foundation

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 Vision

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.

World Diabetes Foundation

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.

Special Olympics

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.

World Health Organization (WHO)

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.