About the Elks

Purple Pig


The Purple Pig is the fundraising arm of the California-Hawaii Elks Association Major Project, Inc. (CHEMPI).

The California-Hawaii Elks have raised over $116.2 MILLION since 1950 to address the unmet needs of children with disabilities by developing a program of supporting services to aid these children at no cost to their families.
Watch this heart-felt video about the Purple Pig program from its  inception in 1950–and see how inspiring and powerful the program is  working in action.

Request a Therapist or Preschool Vision Screener to visit your Lodge by completing a Form 11 – Request for Professional Staff Participation.

Want to be a Recurring Monthly Donor?  Click here to see more.

(pssst…you don’t have to be an Elk to contribute.)

Veterans services, Soldiers,Welcome home,adopt a vet

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The Elks are committed to their mission, “So long as there are veterans,  the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks will never forget them.”  The Veterans Service Commission takes that pledge one step further, and  promises service to our nation's veterans and military members, with a  special focus on service to those in need. 

Thousands of Elks volunteers give generously of their time, energy and  resources to serve veterans and military members each day, to ensure  that pledge is not an idle one. 

Today, our volunteers provide direct service to veterans in more than  330 facilities each month. Through our grants to Elks Lodges, we connect  with veterans and military members in their communities, providing them  with services where they live. We help veterans rehabilitate and thrive  through adaptive sports programs and therapy kits. And our Welcome Home  initiative is reaching out to some of our most vulnerable veterans:  those who are experiencing homelessness.  

Check out our  Programs for more information about Elks in action. Or, read our latest Annual Report for details! 

Elks National Foundation


Our Mission

The mission of the ENF  is to help Elks build stronger communities. We fulfill this pledge by  investing in communities where Elks live and work. We help youth develop  lifelong skills, send students to college, meet the needs of today's  veterans, support the charitable work of the state Elks associations,  and fund projects that improve the quality of life in local Elks  communities.

Our Impact

Since inception, the ENF has contributed $453.9 million toward Elks  charitable projects nationwide. Our programs continue to grow each year,  allowing Elks to do even more to build stronger communities. Click here for details on all ENF programs.

This year, the ENF allocated $12.4 million to fund the Community Investments Program,  investing in Elks communities through grants for Elks Lodges. Community  Investments Program grants—which this year include a special  Anniversary Grant to mark the 150th anniversary of the Elks and kick off  the next 150 years—offer your Lodge an opportunity to serve your  community in ways that will raise the Lodge’s profile, energize the  membership, encourage former members to return to the fold, and gain the  notice of people who want to be part of an organization that’s doing  great things.

Join the Elks Today


If you are ready to give back to your community and start making a difference call your local Lodge