Grant Forms & Lions Resources

Organizations Seeking Assistance

To request funding from the Downtown San Diego Lions Club by way of our Grant process, your organization must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the City of San Diego or the residents of San Diego County. Our Lions Club funds grant requests to primarily support at-risk youth, military, seniors, and people with a disability. Grant requests may be for capital improvements of a one-time nature, equipment, or program specific support. We do not provide resources to support fundraising of non-profit organizations. We do not provide aid to individuals or organizations outside the United States except through recognized international charitable agencies.

If your group qualifies, please complete the Non-Profit Grant Application (link in blue below) and submit your entire grant application as one PDF document. Please carefully follow all instructions. If you need multiple items, please provide an itemized list with each item’s cost. This will allow the Lions Club to select an item or items that best fit into our budgetary process. Grants typically take 8 to 12 weeks to fund. We require site visits with all new applicants. The average grant request is $1,000 – $2,500. We have limited grant resources. Larger grants may be approved on a limited basis. Incomplete Grant Applications will be denied.

Downtown San Diego Lions Grant Forms

Lions Non-profit Grant Application

Lions Individual Grant Application

Need to contact or find a Lions Club Worldwide?

Visit for information about Lions around the world and the club locator.

Need Eye Glasses?

Call the Lions Optometric Vision Clinic at (619) 298-5273 to make an appointment or a referral for low-cost eyeglasses. 1805 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103 or email the Clinic directly at

Need Eye Surgery?

The San Diego Lions Club is affiliated with the Southern California Lions Eye Institute, a group that assists low-income persons who need eye surgery. Persons who need eye surgery may be considered for referral by this Lions Club. Please call the Lions office at (619) 239-7264 to request a form or leave your phone number and address and a form will be mailed to you.

Have Eye Glasses to Donate?

Please mail them to the Lions Optometric Vision Clinic at 1805 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103. Or you can call them at (619) 298-5273 to see when you can drop them off. On the web at

Need a Hearing Aid(s)?

Call the San Diego State University Communications Clinic at (619) 594-7747 for information about obtaining low-cost hearing aids.

Need Information about Training and Equipment for the Vision-Impaired?

Need Information about Social and Recreational Activities for the Vision-Impaired?

Call the Blind Community Center at (619) 298-5021 for more information. 1805 Upas Street, San Diego, CA 92103

Need Information about Programs for At-Risk Youth?

Contact the Boys & Girls Foundation at for more information.

Need Information about the Lions / Mike Morrow Baseball Invitational Tournament?

Please go to for more information.