Traverse City Elks Charity Work

Traverse City Elks Lodge works hard to help area charities.   Joining our lodge is a great way to get involved in ongoing community work.  We have donated funds to local charities such as:

  • Women’s Resource Center
  • Child & Family Services
  • The Senior Center
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts
  • Northwest Community Action Center

Elks Scholarships

The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program.

For information about Elks scholarships, please contact our Lodge Secretary.

Elks National Foundation

The Elks National Foundation provides more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program.

For information about Elks scholarships, please contact our Lodge Secretary.

The mission of the Elks National Foundation is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by investing in communities where Elks live and work. We provide tomorrow’s leaders, our youth, with a healthy beginning; honor the Elks pledge to never forget our veterans; help the state Elks associations accomplish their charitable objectives and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks communities.

Like all Elks, the Foundation values the belief that charity is the greatest of all virtues and that by sharing and giving we have the power to replace sorrow and despair with hope and confidence. Donations to the Foundation help us fund programs that match our cornerstone values of knowledge, integrity and community.

Michigan Elks Major Projects

The Michigan Elks will assist any special needs child in Michigan, regardless of race, creed, or color, who is unable to obtain assistance from other agencies or organizations: whose family’s income will not allow them to give the child the needed treatment.

Special needs are defined as any handicap in a child that restricts his or her ability to function in a normal manner. The main objective of the program is to assist children from one month to 12 years of age; however, ages up to 18 years will be given consideration. Assistance is typically medical in nature rather than educational. The major goal is to help the child become a self-sufficient, healthy, contributing citizen.

Gold Key Scholarship Program

The Michigan Elks Association Charitable Grant Fund Scholarship commission, also known as the “Gold Key Scholarship Fund”, was established by the Board of Trustees of the Michigan Elks Association to provide a post secondary education scholarship for special need students – to be funded through individual donor contributions.

For the purpose of this scholarship, special needs are defined as being physically or mentally challenged as may be approved by the Gold Key Commission of the Michigan Elks Association.

This scholarship is intended to aid those qualifying applicants who could not otherwise continue the education or training past high school at either an accredited college or university or a licensed trade or vocational school to help them become self-respecting, self-reliant, and self supporting members of society.

Special needs are defined as being physically or mentally challenged, as may be defined by the Gold Key Commission of the Michigan Elks Association. A member lodge of the Michigan Elks Association must sponsor the applicant.

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