Charity, the Most Noble of Elk Tenants

The Allensby Charity Trust Fund of the San Rafael Elks Lodge is celebrating the Trust’s 36th 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 $36,500, in individual grants, made during the month of November, 2021.

These grants, usually scheduled for distribution at our annual January reception, have been accelerated again due to current circumstance and the increased needs of these agencies serving  our community in this challenging environment.

These well deserved grants were made to 26 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  $1,300,000  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:

10,000 Degrees - Its mission is to achieve educational equality and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to positively inmpact their communities and the world.

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.

Canal Alliance - Canal Alliance exists to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success.

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

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.

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.

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.

Family Works - Family Works provides compassionate, effective, and affordable services that build essential parenting and life skills for people with cognitive disabilities.  

ForWords - Literacy Labs that provide young people in under-served communities with academic resources to develop crucial 21st century literacies.

Godmothers of Timothy Murphy School at St. Vincent’s – Support boys with emotional, behavioral and academic challenges by helping provide an environment to 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.

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 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  Symphony Youth Orchestra - Provides 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.

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

Ross Valley Ecumenical Housing Association - RVEHA (Tam House) provides high quality, affordable housing for independent, low-income seniors based on cooperative living, shared respect and well-being within their homes and the larger community.

San Rafael Goldenaires - A club for those 62 and older that offers an opportunity to meet new friends through various activities such as classes, luncheons, membership meetings, bingo games, dances, special events and trips.

Wednesdays Gifts - A volunteer based charity that helps individuals and families in need 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, Jessica’s Haven, Lifehouse, Marin Center for Independent Living, Marin County School Volunteers, Novato Human Needs, Opportunity for Independence, Project Hope, San Rafael Elks Lodge,