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 Elks Veterans
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"
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.