Six Directors administer the Foundation and serve in a voluntary capacity. The Directors meet regularly to conduct the business of the foundation.

The Directors review, consider, and make decisions on:

        • Applications received for Grants.
        • A comprehensive set of current financial reports.
        • The effectiveness of promotional and fundraising activities (all ‘in-house’) and consider new strategies.
        • Reports from all Directors and Sub Committees.

Between meetings the Directors are required to:

        • Consider applications for Emergency Grants and to urgently provide funds to Lions Club and their Districts to promptly assist people
          affected by storms, bush fires, drought, earthquakes, etc.
        • Investigate and review all grant applications.
        • Promote the objects of the Foundation to Lions Clubs and their Districts.
        • Maintain contact with Lions District Australian Lions Foundation Chairpersons.
        • Answer all inquiries regarding the Foundation.
        • Carry out the duties of their specific Australian Lions Foundation portfolios.

Further information can be obtained from the District ALF Chairperson or the ALF Director for your state.

ALF Limited Directors and Administration

In June 2016, the ALF formed a new entity to be called the “Australian Lions Foundation Ltd”.

This change occurred to allow the Foundation to meet all relevant state fundraising and legislative requirements. The administration and purpose of the Foundation has not altered, except that the former Trustees are now Directors of the ALF Limited.

The Australian Lions Foundation Limited (ABN 14 612 099 840) has the overall responsibility for the operations of both the original Foundation and the new ALF Limited.

The original Australian Lions Foundation is managed under a Trust Deed (ABN 41 413 803 073) still operates within the new structure. Its specific purpose now is to provide assistance to those in ‘necessitous circumstances’. This Trust Deed holds the Foundation’s ‘Gift Deductibility’ status for public donations.

The diagram below shows the structure of the Foundation.

Lions Foundation Structure

Diagram showing the structure of the Lions Foundation