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Lions Clubs International Foundation

We Care. We Serve. We Accomplish.

four stars

90.17

300 West 22nd Street Oak Brook, IL 60523
tel: (630) 203-3836   Web Site
EIN: 23-7030455

Board Leadership
Gudrun Yngvadottir
Chairperson

CEO
Rebecca Teel Daou
Executive Administrator

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.17 four stars
  Financial 88.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

three stars

88.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 4.63
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 90.17 four stars
Feeding America (IL) 94.28 four stars
Delivering Good (NY) 91.19 four stars
New York Cares (NY) 89.98 three stars
Good360 (VA) 91.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $48,057,506
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $48,057,506
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $48,057,506
   Other Revenue $18,683,185
TOTAL REVENUE $66,740,691
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,292,781
   Administrative Expenses $5,530,066
   Fundraising Expenses $6,775,959
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $64,598,806
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,141,885
   
Net Assets $283,474,093

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
Humanitarian Grants and Programs $25,567,092 48.9%
SightFirst $12,562,975 24.0%
Disaster Relief $9,666,823 18.5%

Ratings History
Lions Clubs International Foundation has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 90.17 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 90.69 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 94.73 four stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 94.02 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 94.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 94.58 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 90.84 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 91.76 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 95.77 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 80.44 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.15 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 72.66 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 90.86 four stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 89.78 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 82.38 three stars
2005-06 02/01/2007 87.88 three stars
2004-06 03/01/2005 74.20 two stars
2003-06 04/01/2004 73.11 two stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 96.21 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 97.62 four stars

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$202,032 0.31% Rebecca Daou Executive Administrator

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lions Clubs International Foundation (IL) 90.17 four stars
American Red Cross (DC) 88.71 three stars
Feeding America (IL) 94.28 four stars
WhyHunger (NY) 94.35 four stars
Convoy of Hope (MO) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lions Clubs International Foundation
300 West 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523
tel: (630) 203-3836
fax: (630) 571-5735
EIN: 23-7030455

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Board Leadership

Gudrun Yngvadottir
Chairperson

CEO

Rebecca Teel Daou
Executive Administrator

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