How is the 
Elks National Foundation 
Helping Oregon? 

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 Memorial. 
You're doing all that, and you're supporting Elkdom in Oregon. 
During the 2007-2008 Lodge year, the Elks of Oregon donated $188,523.75 to the Elks National Foundation. This year, the Foundation will give back the following: 

·A State Charities Grant of $109,300.00, a Special Projects Grant of $80,020.00.00 and a bonus grant of $30,090.00.00. The bulk of this grant will go toward Oregon's major charitable project. But portions will be used to fund Oregon's  Drug Awareness, "Hoop Shoot" and Soccer Shoot programs. 

·A total of at least $68,000.00 in "Most Valuable Student" scholarships to 18 high school seniors from Oregon. (Click here to check out Oregon's recipients.) In addition, we will award up to 23 Legacy scholarships-a total of $28,000.00-to children and grandchildren of Elks who have been members for at least two years. (Click here to check out Oregon's recipients.) 

·A total of $7,500.00 to Veterans Service volunteers through the Elks Veterans Service Commission. These funds will help them provide aid and comfort to hospitalized veterans. 

That's a total grant of at least $322,910.00.00, which represents a ratio of $1.71 for every $1.00 the Foundation received from Oregon last year. 

And if you'd like to know what the Elks National Foundation has done for Oregon in the past, since inception in 1928 through March 31, 2004, the Foundation has granted a total of $6,392,278.18 to Oregon, compared with Oregon's  total donations of $5,827,667.45. That's a ratio of $1.097 for every $1.00 the Foundation has received from us. 

The Foundation's past support includes: 
·$3,078,057.00 in State Charities Grants 
·$852,273.00 in Special Projects Grants 
·$1,525,964.04 in "Most Valuable Student" Scholarships 
·$85,174.02 in Emergency Educational Grants to the children of deceased or totally disabled Elks 

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,