The University-Ballard Lions are heavily involved in the provision of service to local charities and groups in need.  Plus, we are part of the larger efforts of Lions in the regional, national and international levels.  The University Lions Foundation and the Ballard Lions Foundation hold status as  501(c) (3) charitable organizations under the provisions of IRS code.  A list of organizations that have received support from the University Lions Foundation during the past year is shown below.  (Clicking on an underlined item will link you to the website for that charity.)

University Lions Foundation approves funding for local charities for 2015-2016

On October 19, 2001 the University Lions Foundation Board met to approve funding for local charities during the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  Expenditures totaling $81,250 were authorized for distribution to the following charities.

  1. Lions Youth Camp on Camano Island
  2. Listen and Talk
  3. UW Medicine Eye Institute
  4. Lions Multiple District 19 CARE Project
  5. Camp Leo for children with diabetes
  6. Scholarship to the UW Dept. of Speech and Hearing Sciences
  7. Ethnic Heritage Council Naturalization Ceremony
  8. Taproot Theater Company
  9. University Churches Emergency Fund
  10. University Churches Food Bank

If you wish to learn more about these charities, please go to the links shown below to access their websites.

Charitable Work of the University Lions Foundation

The University Lions Club owns a 23-acre camp on Camano Island that is available without charge for youth groups in the Seattle area.  The camp is popular with scout and church groups as well as providing a summer camp site for the Wallingford Boys and Girls Club.  The camp serves over 500 youth each year.

Supporting other Lions Clubs

The University Lions Club actively supports the activities of other Lions Clubs located within the Zone, District and Multiple District. Often such support is by providing consultative services, speakers for special meetings of those Lions Clubs or through the provision of labor for their fund raising projects. Shown below are some typical examples.

Supporting the Multiple District CARE Project

For the past five years the University-Ballard Lions clubs have supported the  MD19 CARE Project.  During 2016-2017  the CARE project will be in Ecuador.

Snohomish County Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation – Corn Booth

Each year University-Ballard Lions volunteer to help staff the Lions Corn Booth at the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, Washington. On Monday September 5, 2016 a group of University Lions will be shucking corn, preparing corn cobs for sale, cooking the corn, dipping the cobs in butter, wrapping the cobs, selling  corn, drinks, and other items, and processing the payments received. The revenue from the corn booth goes to support the Snohomish County Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation