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Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations (Fundraising)

Lions Clubs International Foundation

We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish.

94.02

300 West 22nd Street Oak Brook, IL 60523
tel: (630) 468-6901   Web Site
EIN: 23-7030455

Board Leadership
Joseph Preston
Chairperson

CEO
Rebecca Teel Daou
Executive Administrator

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.02
  Financial 91.55
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

91.55

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.16
  Program Expenses Growth 4.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lions Clubs International Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lions Clubs International Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 94.02
WhyHunger (NY) 89.11
Feeding America (IL) 92.61
Christian Relief Services Charities (VA) 86.70
City Year (MA) 93.17

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Service has been the hallmark of Lions Clubs International since it was founded in 1917. It is the world's largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 205 countries and regions. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) was begun in 1968 to take that service to new levels by tackling global problems as well as assisting Lions with large-scale local humanitarian projects. Through LCIF, Lions meet the needs of their local and global communities. LCIF has evolved to become an internationally recognized humanitarian organization and the largest blindness prevention organization. LCIF is able to leverage its funds by partnering with other non-governmental organizations and corporations that share a common mission. The Foundation grants, on average, $30 million annually. LCIF is particularly proud of it SightFirst program, launched in 1990 to reduce and eliminate the causes of preventable blindness worldwide. Through the program, it has helped more than 30 million people.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,796,459
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $39,796,459
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $39,796,459
   Other Revenue $20,224,815
TOTAL REVENUE $60,021,274
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $49,627,953
   Administrative Expenses $4,316,455
   Fundraising Expenses $4,282,959
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $58,227,367
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,793,907
   
Net Assets $282,811,356

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Local Initiatives $28,313,768 57.1%
SightFirst $14,651,379 29.5%
Disaster Relief $6,662,806 13.4%
Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 07/01/2016 94.02
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.74
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.58
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.84
2012-06 09/01/2013 91.76
2011-06 07/01/2012 95.77
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.44
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.15
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 72.66
2008-06 09/01/2009 90.86
2007-06 10/01/2008 89.78
2006-06 09/01/2007 82.38
2005-06 02/01/2007 87.88
2004-06 03/01/2005 74.20
2003-06 04/01/2004 73.11
2002-06 06/09/2003 96.21
2001-06 10/15/2002 97.62

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7030455
Name in IRS Master File LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FTDN
NTEE Code T50
NTEE Classification Philanthropy, Charity, Voluntarism Promotion, General
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (40) Scholarships (other)
(160) Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,313 0.23% Rebecca Daou Executive Administrator

Service has been the hallmark of Lions Clubs International since it was founded in 1917. It is the world's largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 205 countries and regions. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) was begun in 1968 to take that service to new levels by tackling global problems as well as assisting Lions with large-scale local humanitarian projects. Through LCIF, Lions meet the needs of their local and global communities. LCIF has evolved to become an internationally recognized humanitarian organization and the largest blindness prevention organization. LCIF is able to leverage its funds by partnering with other non-governmental organizations and corporations that share a common mission. The Foundation grants, on average, $30 million annually. LCIF is particularly proud of it SightFirst program, launched in 1990 to reduce and eliminate the causes of preventable blindness worldwide. Through the program, it has helped more than 30 million people.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 94.02
Convoy of Hope (MO) 94.69
K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers (NY) 92.92
All Hands Volunteers (MA) 96.66
New York Cares (NY) 85.49

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Charity Contact Info

Lions Clubs International Foundation
300 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
tel: (630) 468-6901
fax: (630) 571-5735
EIN: 23-7030455

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Board Leadership

Joseph Preston
Chairperson

CEO

Rebecca Teel Daou
Executive Administrator

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