- see 2018-19 ACTIVITIES/SERVICES at bottom of page - 

SIGHT AND HEARING — our major priorities. We provide regular eyeglasses and hearing aids to needy (those at or below federal poverty incomes, etc. and support other sight and hearing programs. We do not provide for those who are eligible or have Title 19 (Medicaid). We also support services as below:

CHARITY GRANTS TO TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATIONS: Sioux City Lions now offer Charity  Grants to tax exempt organizations each year from only Sept. 1 — Oct. 15. Requirements and an application are below and by using the Charity Grants topic on the left side of this website's main menu.  

The application period begins Sept. 1 and  must be received by October 15, 2019.

To obtain a copy of the grant application, send a stamped, self addressed envelope to: Ann Hill, Treasurer, Sioux City Lions, P. O. Box 5233, Sioux City, IA 51101. You may also obtain a copy by email attachment. Send your email address to:  

In 2014, The Sioux City Lions Club awarded $17,000 in Chairity Grants to 13 area tax exempt organizations. Among the 2014 awards was a grant for the Iowa Radio Reading Information Service for the Blind, a free radio reading service for thousands of radio listeners throughout Iowa. s will use the grant for making reading services available to the sight impaired anytime online at iowaradioreading.orgIRIS has always been a great fit for the philanthropic interests of the Lions,” said Maryfrances Evans, IRIS executive director. “With this funding, IRIS will be able to reach many new listeners and volunteers in Northwest Iowa and beyond.”

Other 2014 grant recipients and uses were as follows: Center for Siouxland, $1,500, prescription and medication assistance for uninsured and underinsured persons with health challenges; Community Action Agency of Siouxland, $1,500, vision screener camera; Connections Area Agency on Aging, $1,500, frozen meals for Sioux City homebound when other meal services can’t deliver during inclement weather; Friends of Sioux City Police Department, $1,500, identification bracelets for autistic individuals enrolled in the “Friends” program; Iowa Lions Foundation-Pocahontas Lions Club, $3,000, digital eye screening camera for Iowa KidSight preschool screenings; New Perspectives, Inc., $1,500, communication enhancement program; St. Thomas Episcopal Church, $1,500, community garden greenhouse; and The Salvation Army, $1,500, equipping apartments to reduce homelessness.   

Sioux City Lions Chairty Grant Application Requirements:

• A tax-exempt organization as defined under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
• Reside in the Siouxland Area which includes Sioux City and a sixty (60) mile radius from the city limits, unless another        Lions Club services that area.
• Maximum grant amount is $3,000.
• Application must be typed or printed and completed in entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• A copy of the determination letter as an organization defined under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
• Recipients of grants will be asked to a Sioux City Noon Lions meeting to discuss the project.
• Application is due by October 1t to be considered for grants issued in November.
• Acceptance of this application does not guarantee payment of a grant.
Grants will be presented at a Sioux City Noon Lions meeting and recipients will be expected to be present.
Priorities are as follows:
1. Sight and Hearing Services
2. Survival Essentials – Shelter, Food, and Clothing
3. Diabetes Awareness and Education Services
4. Community Services
5. Youth Services
6. Health Services
7. Environmental Services
8. Other
Sioux City Noon Lions Grant Application 1
Sioux City Lions Grant Application Form
Name of Agency:
City, State, Zip
Contact Person:
Description of Project:
Total Estimated Project Costs: $
How will your project help promote Lions?
Attach any detailed documentation.
Grant requests from other sources:
Source: Amount:
Source: Amount:
Source: Amount:
I certify, to the best of my knowledge, that:
• The tax-exempt status of this Organization is still in effect.
• The information in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.
Sioux City Noon Lions Grant Application 2
IOWA LIONS KIDSIGHT: A cooperative sight project with the University of Iowa Hospitals — pre-school children are screened by taking pictures of their eyes and sending the pictures to the U of IA Hospitals for evaluation. Parents are notified if their child is found to need eye care. For more details see t

Steve Cogdill takes a picture of a pre-school child's eyes that will be sent to the University of Iowa Hospital where the picture will be examined to determine if the parents need to be encouraged to have their child's eyes examined by their local eye doctor.*For further information see:

RECYCLING EYE GLASSES, LENSES, FRAMES AND HEARING AIDS over 700 pairs of glasses and a number of hearing aids were collected and delivered to a Lions Eye Glasses Recycling Center during our year. Lions at these centers disassembe, measure, clean and inventory the various parts to be available for people of third world countries as VOSH teams determine prescriptions.

IOWA LIONS FOUNDATION — our club gives $1-2,000.00 to ILF each year to support services through our District and State organizations,to support service and institutions as: IA Eye Bank (See, IA Cornea Research Center, School for the Blind,  Iowa Society for the Prevention of Blindness, Signing School for Hearing Impaired, Iowa Hearing Impaired Camp, Mobile Glaucoma-Hearing Testing Unit.

INTERNATIONAL LIONS FOUNDATION -  our club supports the ILF to a total of $1000.00 each three years. Some members as well as others in the community contribute additonally. See the following paragraph and also see link on this website' s home page for world-wide efforts of ILF.

Project PROM - our four high schools receive funds and gifts for their drug free after prom parties through our Lions Club's coordintion/support from donations by businesses and industries of our city.

OTHER SERVICES are considered as needs are identified if fund are available and the club's board and members approve. See more information about our services on toher pages of this website.



IOWA KIDSIGHT BLITZ - $2000 - Children Screened = 1023; 877 Passed; 23 Borderline; 88 Referred

EYEGLASSES & HEARING AIDS - 15 Exams & Eyeglasses = $1173 & 9 Hearing Aids = $2500


CHARITY GRANTS - $17286 - Boys & Girls Home; Catholic Charities; Community Action Agency, Connetions Area Agency on Aging; Food Bank of Siouxland; Lucky Leprechauns for Kids; Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.; Siouxland Center for Activie Genereaition, Kinglsley-Pierson High School; Northwest Area Education Agendy; Siouxland Y.

OTHER PROJECTS - $4000 - Scholaryships; $1000 - Mr. Goodfellow; $1000 - IA Warren Coleman Foundation Award; $1000 - Project PROM; $500 - Boys & Girls Home ; $333 - International Foundation.


























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