Lions Clubs International (LCI), is the world’s largest voluntary service organization with 1.35 million Lions members participating in more than 46,000 clubs in 208 countries and geographic territories. In 1968, LCI established its charitable foundation, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), as a U.S. public charity. LCIF provides funding to projects in four core areas of focus, which are: sight, disaster relief, youth and humanitarian needs.
On July 8, 2013 LCIF committed to a partnership with Gavi to protect tens of millions of children against measles. The agreement consisted of USD 7.5 million per year between 2014–2017. Contributions were matched by the UK for the first two years and subsequently by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the remaining two years. In 2018, LCIF and Gavi entered into a second partnership to leverage LCIF’s social mobilization work in 2019 and 2020 to help increase coverage of measles second dose in key Gavi countries.
Contributions and pledges in total:
Note: Proceeds are funds made available to Gavi from donor contributions and commitments, either through cash payments made to Gavi, through frontloading via the capital markets of a future donor commitment to IFFIm, or through AMC funds released to Gavi via the World Bank. IFFIm proceeds are allocated over five-year periods coinciding with Gavi’s strategic periods. Proceeds for the current and future strategic periods are indicative until the end of each period and could be revised following changes in market conditions (interest rates or foreign exchange rates), the signing of new pledge(s) and/or changes in IFFIm’s disbursement profile.
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Direct Contributions (including Matching Fund)
Received contributions: non-US$ contributions for 2000-2019 are expressed in US$ equivalents using the exchange rates on the dates of receipt. For 2014-2019, where contributions were hedged to mitigate currency risk exposure, these have been expressed using the rates applicable to the hedge agreement.
Future contributions: non-US$ Direct Contribution and Matching Fund pledges for years 2020 and beyond are expressed in US$ equivalents using the applicable 'forecast rates' from Bloomberg as at 31 December 2019 or using the rates applicable to any hedge agreement in place.
Received contributions: non-US$ contributions for 2000-2019 are expressed in US$ equivalents as confirmed by the IBRD (World Bank)
Future contributions: non-US$ contributions for years 2020 and beyond are expressed in US$ equivalents as follows:
Where the contribution agreement has been signed: contributions are expressed in US$ equivalents using the exchange rates at the time of signing the respective donor grant agreements
Where the contribution agreement has not yet been signed: contributions are expressed in US$ equivalents using the applicable 'forecast rates' from Bloomberg as at 31 December 2019
Due to IFFIm’s nature as a frontloading vehicle, yearly contributions paid into IFFIm can differ significantly from yearly proceeds transferred to Gavi. While IFFIm grants are irrevocable and legally binding, they are subject to a Grant Payment Condition that can potentially reduce the amount due in the event that a programme country is in protracted arrears with the International Monetary Fund. As of 31 December 2019, IFFIm donor grant payments are reduced by 1.5%, however such reductions are not reflected in future contributions figures.