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The foundation provides assistance relating to the Minnesota communities of Scandia, Marine on St Croix, and May Township and communities bordering those entities and communities served by Lions Clubs International by: improving education achievement for all learners in area schools, assisting qualified learners through college scholarships, providing relief to families affected by illness or disasters, providing assistance to charitable activities relating to Lions Clubs International, and providing assistance to other non-profits and activities otherwise aiding these communities and their residents.
The SML Foundation is a registered 501 c3 non-profit entity within the Scandia Marine Lions Club. The goals of the foundations are to continue the efforts of the Lions Club to benefit the communities that we serve. In past fiscal years, the Scandia Marine Lions has contributed over $80,000 towards community needs. The foundation welcomes donations from both individuals and businesses. All donations are returned to the community in the form of grants. Requests for Foundations grants are reviewed by the Foundation Board of Directors for approval.
Our Vision was to create a foundation within our community that serves current needs and builds on the future. Tax deducitble donations from community members like you will stay in the community. Help support local families in need, support educational grants and scholarships, provide ongoing support to our veterans, and more. Regardless of where you donate, you gift will make a difference.