"To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship and to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization."
Scholarships Each year the Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.65 million in college scholarships to graduating seniors.
State Projects All across the nation our Elk State Associations sponsor programs to build stronger communities by assisting those in need through scholarships, medical research, recreational opportunities, and lots more.
The yearly Elks Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 13. The contest starts at the lodge level and advances through district, state and regional contests before the national finals in the spring.
Drug Awareness The Elks Drug Awareness Program distributes literature and organizes events to make kids and their parents aware of the dangers posed by alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs. Try the program's Drug Awareness quiz and test your knowledge!
Veterans Memorial A monument in the truest sense, the Elks National Veterans Memorial was built in 1926 to honor Americans whose profound sacrifices for the nation can never be recognized by mere words.
Elks Veterans Service Commission Since the early days of Elkdom, the Veterans Service Commission has patriotically served those Elks who have fought for our great nation.
Community Investments Program Through the Elks National Foundation's Community Investments Program, Lodges can apply for grants to serve their communities, meeting local needs.
Americanism Essay Contest The Americanism essay contest is a patriotic theme based writing contest for students in 5th through 8th grade.
Soccer Shoot A program under the Youth Activities Committee, the Elks Soccer Shoot Program is intended for toddlers to teenagers.
Junior Golf Program A program designed young people with a desire to play golf and want to be the next Tiger Woods or Natalie Gulbis.
Dictionary Project This national effort has been bringing nearly 10 million dictionaries to schools and students over the past 15 years.
Antlers A program for young people between 12 and up to 21, the Junior Elks are part of the Antlers.
A program designed to recognize outstanding young men and women for achievements in their school and community.