Elks National Foundation

How is the Elks National Foundation Helping Colorado?

When you give to the Elks National Foundation, you’re doing more than funding the Elks National Drug Awareness and “Hoop Shoot” programs. You’re doing more than supporting the Elks National Veterans Service Commission and the Elks National Home. You’re doing more than providing Emergency Educational Grants to the children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. You’re doing more than maintaining the ElksĀ Veterans Memorial.

You’re doing all that, and you’re supporting Elkdom in your state.

During the 1998-99 Lodge year, the Elks of Colorado donated $122,282.36 to the Elks National Foundation. This year, the Foundation will give back the following:

A State Charities Grant of $76,000.00, and a bonus grant of $24,450.00. The bulk of these grants will go toward your state’s major charitable project. But portions will be used to fund your state Drug Awareness and “Hoop Shoot” programs.

A Special Projects Grant of $63,600.00. We’ve authorized your state to use this grant to enhance its educational programs, as well as other charitable and philanthropic programs.

A total of at least $56,000.00 in “Most Valuable Student” scholarships to 14 high school seniors from your state. (Click here to check out your 1998-99 winners.) In addition, we will award 12 Legacy scholarships-a total of $12,000.00-to children or step-children of Elks who have been members for at least two years.

That’s a total grant of at least $232,050.00, which represents a ratio of 1.898 for every dollar the Foundation received from your state last year.
And if you’d like to know what the Elks National Foundation has done for Colorado in the past, since inception in 1928 through March 31, 1999, the Foundation has granted a total of $3,770,247.72 to your state, compared with your state’s total donations of $3,407,859.82. That’s a ratio of 1.106 for every dollar the Foundation has received from your state.


The Foundation’s past support includes:

$1,571,186.00 in State Charities Grants
$254,400.00 in Special Projects Grants
$766,271.66 in “Most Valuable Student” Scholarships
$479,005.78 in Emergency Educational Grants to the children
of deceased or totally disabled Elks

For more information about the Elks National Foundation, contact
your local Elks Lodge chairman or write them at:

Elks National Foundation
2750 N. Lakeview Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614