"In the eyes of those children who we help, together we will be their Everyday Heroes making Miracles Through Service. Thank you for making the world of the children of Multiple District 20 a better place to live."
PIP Al Brandel and Lion Dr. Maureen Murphy
Brandel - Murphy Lions Youth Foundation Humanitarian Grant
To date, the Brandel-Murphy Lions Youth Foundation has awarded over $135,000 in grants that have helped over 55,000 children in need throughout Multiple District 20 (New York State and Bermuda.)
The only qualifications to receive these grants are that the projects must improve the life of a child, or children in need; that the project be approved by your club's Board of Directors or District Cabinet; and that matching funds be available.
Our Grant Program is truly unique in that any Lions club, zone, or district in New York State and Bermuda (MD20) can participate whether it benefits a project that impacts many children or changes the life of a single child in need.
Each year, the total amount of grants will be determined by the funds raised in the previous year. The more we raise the more we can give away! Due to the continued generosity of our supporters, the Board of Trustees has allocated $24,000 to be distributed each year through matching grants of up to $2,000.The Grants Committee will make every attempt to distribute these funds equally throughout MD20.
The funds will be distributed on a "first come - first served" basis and on merit. Only one grant will be given per club per year, however there is no limit of grants per district. One of these grants was presented to the MD20 Lions See Program in that it primarily helps young children in need throughout the Multiple District. To see a detailed report of our Humanitarian grants to date, click here.
Brandel - Murphy Lions Youth Foundation Emergency Grants
In, addition to the standard Brandel - Murphy Lions Youth Foundation Grant, an Emergency Grant of up to $2,500 will be awarded to any district which has been classified as a Federal or State Emergency area due to natural disasters. All that is necessary is for the District Governor of that area to request the grant. Like the standard grant, the only other qualification is that the funds be used to help children in these areas impacted by the disaster. To date, $12,500 Emergency Grants have been distributed to five districts in Multiple District 20 that have suffered from natural disasters such as Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy.
Examples of Successful Grant Programs
Pictured on the left is Foundation President PCC Angelo Purcigliotti presenting a check for the "Friends Of Karen" project. After a successful grant application, the Somers Lions Club in District 20-R1 recieved $2,000 to assist families with children who have severe illness.
Click here for more photos and success stories made possible by the partnership of Lions and the Brandel - Murphy Lions Youth Foundation.
With your continued support and participation in our Grant Program, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those children less fortunate than ourselves.
Below is a list of how these grants have been distributed. Just click on the links below that to find out more information on how your club, zone, or district can participate.
District E1 - 5 grants, $10,000 serving 178 children
District E2 - 2 grants, $4,000 serving 2,090 children
District W - 5 grants, $8,000 serving 2,557 children
District Y1 - 7 grants, $12,600 serving 14,775 children
District Y2 - 8 grants, $12,000 serving 4,580 children
District O - 7 grants, $9,270 serving 2,627 children
District R1 - 15 grants, $23,000 serving 6,615 children
District K1 - 4 grants, $8,000 serving 1,125 children
District K2 - 5 grants, $8,500 serving 5,551 children
District S - 6 grants, $6,500 serving 10,231 children
Lions See Program - $2,500.00
Emergency Grants - $12,500.00
Total to Date: 72 Grants, $135,910 serving 55,670 children