Each year the Santa Monica Lions Club is proud to help the community through grants to local 501(c)(3) organizations and participating in local events.

Because of the pandemic we were unable to hold our annual fundraiser and had to suspend our regular grants program.  Please check back for the next time we are able to accept applications.

To qualify for a SM Lions grant, you must be 501(c)(3) organization providing services to the Santa Monica/Westside.  Funding is only provided for building campaigns, equipment, or new or enhanced programs. Individuals, general operations and events or parties are not funded.

The NEW DEADLINE for applications with supporting materials is to be determined. Please check back later.

Grants range from $100-$2,000.

The following attachments must accompany your application:

  • cover letter

  • proof of 501 (c)(3) (unless you provided it the previous year)

  • Board of Directors list

  • most recent organizational budget

  • project budget

  • report on how the previous year's funding was used (if applicable)

‚ÄčYou can download a copy of the grant application here.

For any questions, please contact Susan DeRemer at


Benevolent Recipients 2020

Santa Monica / Westside  Community Organizations

Santa Monica High School Scholarships

Santa Monica Lions Club also collected money from members to support Feeding Familes - Santa Monica and the Salvation Army - Santa Monica.

Lions Clubs International Programs 

Complex Fire Relief Fund

Lions Student Speaker Foundation








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