Our Passions as Elks


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 Fort Worth Elks Lodge supports Guitars for Heroes, Homeless Veterans, the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration, as well as our support to veterans of all wars and conflicts.


Texas Elks support nearly 350 special needs children every summer. Any child with a special need, between the ages of 7 and 15, who is a resident of the state of Texas is eligible for admission to Texas Elks Camp.  Texas Elks Childrens Services Inc is a 501(c)3, tax exempt number 74-2584826. You can download the IRS Determination Letter here.

Elks Camp has been serving special needs children since 1987. Children who meet criteria are able to attend at no cost. At Texas Elks camp the number one rule is to have fun! In addition, Texas Elks award over four hundred twenty five thousand dollars in Special Grants for Special Children to deserving Texas children with various special physical needs. Our desire is to improve the current and future quality of life for children with special physical needs.


Through Elks Community Investments Program, we provide back to the community with our grants. Each year, Elks provide over $12 million in Elks communities across the country through Lodges to meet local needs.

Our Lodge acquires grants for community projects, such as:

  • Each year a Special Needs Prom to support graduating seniors along with all of their high school classmates and all alumnus.
  • Raised garden beds for a Heather's Old Skool Village (HOSV), a 501(c)3, whose purpose is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for individuals with disabilities.
  • Guitar for Heroes – providing free guitars and music training to veterans suffering from PTSD.
  • Children's Christmas Party for children who live in foster homes or come from at-risk communities.

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Mother's Day Dinner with Al Nelson

This year Brian Lutje, PER is our Lodge's Sweetheart. We love to have you for this Mother's Day dinner with the legendary Al Nelson on Saturday, May 12, 2018. These seats sell fast, so get them now! https://fortworthelks.org/product/mothers-day-dinner-2018/

2018 Casino Night

Saturday, March 3, 2018. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Get more information and buy your tickets here.

Tejano Night for Special Needs Children

Tejano Night for Special Needs Children

Click here or the flyer below for More Information! Saturday, January 27, 2018 Join us for an evening of Cumbias and Tejano Polkas as we raise money for the Special Needs Children of our community. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Special Needs Children....

Grand Lodge Reno, NV

Grand Lodge Reno, NV

Everything you want to know about Grand Lodge, July 15-18, including the 2017 Proposed Resolutions is located here. You can also contact our Exalted Ruler Vickie Butler or District Deputy Designate Jon...


Mother's Day Dinner

Sign up for Mother's Day Dinner. Entertainment by Al Nelson. Saturday, May 13th. Click here for details and...

The Crowning of the District Sweetheart

The Crowning of the District Sweetheart

Each year men and women challenge themselves throughout the state of Texas to raise as much money as possible for children with special needs. From each District comes a District Sweetheart who competes in state. It takes many people to help a Lodge Sweetheart. Let's...

Elk Student Scholarships

Elk Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships The Elks National Foundation provides college scholarships each year through its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program. All applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks...


Father's Day Brunch

Sweetheart Fundraiser A day for dad! All you can eat $15. Includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, ham, bacon and sausage, eggs and potatoes. Click here for reservations....