How is the Elks National Foundation
Helping Ohio?

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 Community Investments Program and providing Emergency Educational Grants to the children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. You're doing more than meeting the needs of today's veterans and maintaining the Elks National Memorial.

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

During the 2022-23 Lodge year, the Elks of Ohio donated $287,141.68 to the Elks National Foundation. This year, the Foundation will give back the following:

These grants support your state's major charitable project, as well as other philanthropic projects. Portions of these grants will also support your state's Drug Awareness Program, Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot and educational programs.
State Charities Grant: $188,170.00
Special Projects Grant: $145,540.00
Bonus Grant: $35,650.00
We will award a total of 17 Most Valuable Student scholarships to high school seniors from your state. (Click here to check out your recipients.) In addition, we will award up to 7 Legacy scholarships to children, grandchildren and stepchildren of Elks. (Click here to check out your recipients.)
Most Valuable Student: $68,000.00
Legacy Award: $28,000.00
We also provide the Elks National Veterans Service Commission with funding to support its volunteers working in veterans hospitals and medical centers.
Funding for VAVS Volunteers:
Grand Total: $486,660.00

That's a ratio of 1.695 for every dollar the Foundation received from your state last year. And that doesn't even include the money Lodges in your state will get back through our Community Investments Program.

For the 2022-23 fiscal year, for example, we awarded a total of $462,500.00 to 56 Ohio Lodges.

For more information about the Elks National Foundation, contact your local chairman or write us at Elks National Foundation, 2750 N. Lakeview Ave., Chicago, IL 60614,

[State by State Per-Member Donations] [OH Lodges]