Oklahoma Elks Contributions to ENF

During the 2022-23 Lodge year, the Elks of Oklahoma donated $73,534.39 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: $51,090.00
Special Projects Grant: $40,090.00
Bonus Grant: $9,390.00

We will award a total of 5 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 3 Legacy scholarships to children, grandchildren and stepchildren of Elks. (Click here to check out your recipients.)

Most Valuable Student: $20,000.00
Legacy Award: $12,000.00

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: $147,570.00

That’s a ratio of 2.007 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 $213,500.00 to 29 Oklahoma Lodges.