The New York State and Bermuda Lions Foundation, Inc. provides for these purposes in the following four categories:
Humanitarian Service Grants may be issued for permanent communal programs or institutes, which satisfy humanitarian needs in harmony with the objectives of Lionism.
Vocational Assistance Grants may be issued for programs meeting a broad range of educational and training programs, which provide a means for people to become self-supporting or to improve their economic and social well being. Funds shall not be granted directly to individuals for such purposes.
Operational Grants will provide supplemental funding for day-to-day operational needs of supported activities.
Emergency Grants may be approved by the President and Grant Committee of the Foundation in response to documented natural disasters, evidenced by significant mortality, may approve emergency Grants. Emergency Grants are not to exceed $2500.