Charity, the Most Noble of Elk Tenants

The Allensby Charity Trust Fund of the San Rafael Elks Lodge is celebrating the Trust’s 38th year of charitable giving!

The San Rafael Elks lodge, and the trustees of the Allensby Charity Fund, are pleased to announce a special year end distribution of $36,000, in individual grants, made during the month of September, 2023.

These grants, usually scheduled for distribution at our annual January reception, were accelerated again due to the continuing needs of these agencies serving  our community in this challenging environment.

These well deserved grants were made to 24 separate Non-Profit agencies, collectively serving a broad cross section of those in need, in our community. This years' distribution brings our cumulative grants to over  $1,000,000  as we continue to support  one of  Elks principle tenets, CHARITY.

The trustees of the Allensby Charity Fund thanks the San Rafael Lodge and all lodge members for their continuing support of our non profit community.

This years' Grantees are:

Amigos Alados - Students of the Americas protecting migratory birds.

Buckelew Programs - Buckelew Programs is the largest provider of comprehensive mental health and addiction services in the North Bay for those who would otherwise not have access.

C.H.E.A. California Hawaii Elks Association is a charitable organization serving children with disabilities since 1950... or Major Project, also the Purple Pig.

Catholic Charities - One of the largest, most comprehensive human services agencies in Northern California, reaching more that 32,000 people a year.

Ceres Community Project – Ceres of Marin involves young people learning to garden and cook to provide free meals to seriously ill and needy patients, connecting people of all ages in our community.

Children 4 Change - Children for Change empowers young people to become change-makerswith the knowledge, confidence and empathyto make a positive impact in their world.

Community Institute for Psychotherapy – Provides support for single parent families making possible the delivery of quality mental health services and counseling to needy parents and children.

Elks National Foundation – Funding youth, veterans, and college scholarships and supporting state and local Elk associations in all of our communities.

Godmothers of Marin - Actively support the boys at St. Vincent's by fundraising and volunteering to help provide a safe, nurturing environment where they can build self-esteem, improve social skills, and renew trust.

Halleck Creek Ranch – Helps people with disabilities live a life without barriers through therapeutic horseback riding.

Kids Cooking for Life - Kids Cooking for Life empowers Bay Area kids and teens with nutritional knowledge and cooking skills for their lifelong health and well-being.

LITA Marin – Enhancing lives and making personal connections to improve the quality of life for persons living in nursing, residential care and retirement facilities in Marin by providing volunteer visitors.

Marin Athletic Foundation - Supporting Marin County's athletic programs by focusing on health, safety and injury prevention of all student athletes.

Marin Ballet - Marin Ballet develops confident, healthy, and joyous students through exceptional ballet training, performances, mentorship, and community engagement.

Marin Foster Care - Commited to supporting safe and consistent care for foster children and nourish the amazing adults caring for them.

Marin Pregnancy Clinic – Provides free medical care and practical solutions to women with or without insurance who are pregnant.

Marin Syphony Youth Programs - Marin Syphony Youth Programs has provided musicians ages 13-18 with the opportunity to participate in a rich and rewarding orchestral community.

Meals of Marin - Meals of Marin's mission is to provide nourishment, comfort, hope and dignity to people battling life-threatening illnesses.

North Marin Community Services - In their 50th year of service to people in need in North Marin, their mission is to empower youth, adults and families in our diverse community to achieve well-being, growth and success.

Project Avary - Offers long-term support, resources, guidance and training for children with incarcerated parents.

San Rafael Goldenaires - This active club offers adults, over the age of 62, an opportunity to meet new friends through various activities such as classes, luncheons, membership meetings, bingo games, dances, special events, and trips.

Save Sight Now - Save Sight Now has partnered with the Foundation Fighting Blindness to help find and fund treatments for promising medical research that can save the vision of children and young adults who have not only lost their hearing and vestibular system due to Usher Syndrome Type 1B, but are also progressively losing their eyesight because of rapid retina degeneration due to Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).

Tam House - A non-profit providing high quality, affordable housing for single seniors aged 62 and over - men and women - based on cooperative living, shared respect and well-being within our homes and the larger community.

Wednesdays Gift - A volunteer based charity whose missions is to provide the basic necessities of life to Marin County residents on a one-time basis, without delay..

West Marin Senior Services - Provides a full array of in-home supportive services to help seniors remain safely and independently in their homes as long as possible.

Wisdom International - Prevention of Human Trafficing and Exploitation


Bloom, Family Works, ForWords, Jessica’s Haven, Lifehouse, Marin Center for Independent Living, Marin County School Volunteers, Novato Human Needs, Opportunity for Independence,  Project Hope, Ritter House, San Rafael Elks Lodge, Veterans and Equines Together