Your DonationAt the meeting or on line: Some members prefer to present their donation check at the meeting, but today you can learn more about the Foundation and make your donation on line at The Sons of Norway web site by selecting the "Foundation" tab at the top of the entry page. If you wish, you can direct your donation to support a particular effort or type of scholarship. You can make a one-time donation or join the "Klubb" and set up a recurring donation. When you make a donation, please indicate you are a member of Skjold Lodge. Sons of Norway tracks how much individuals and lodges donate across time. The lodge has been a strong supporter of the Foundation and likes to be recognized for our efforts.
We have a pot-luck meal, a raffle, and a speaker. No
need for reservations - Just come to the meeting,
enjoy a great pot luck meal (bring a dish to share), buy
some raffle tickets, enjoy our guest speaker and
hopefully, make a tax-deductible donation to the
Foundation (have that checkbook ready). A donation is not
required to attend the meeting, but we hope you will help
$1,375,000 in scholarships, $390,000 in grants and more than $500,000 in humanitarian aid.
The Sons of Norway Foundation Helps Others: Funds
are used for charitable, scientific, literary and
educational endeavors in the form of scholarships, grants,
and loans along with humanitarian aid.
*Governance: The Sons of Norway Foundation
is the charitable arm of the Sons of Norway. The
International Board of Directors of Sons of Norway
appoints a Foundation board of governors and the home
office staff administers the work of the foundation.
This board serves without pay, so all funds donated go
directly to the work of the Foundation.
*Tax-deductible Contributions: Your contribution
helps those in need and helps preserve and promote
Norwegian heritage in the United States and the American
heritage in Norway.
*The Humanitarian Fund.
This fund offers emergency aid to our members, lodges
and communities experiencing distress or disaster.
Over $100,000 was directed to the 911 disaster.
Over $300,000 was provided during the Red River flood
*Helping Hand to Children.
Helping Hand to Children, provides matching funds to lodges for mentoring or tutoring children.
Sons of Norway, through its Foundation, offers several different scholarships. One award is for 50% of the tuition of one semester for up to three years. The scholarships, generally ranging up to $2,000 help worthy students persue their educational dreams. There are several different types each with a different focus of how the money can be used. You may wish to support students who: are military veterans, have high educational achievement in the sciences, or are attending school in Norway for example. Members of Skjold Lodge have received them.
There are several different grants up to $1,500. Skjold Lodge has received money to help us hold cultural events in our area.