"People helping people" is a statement that guides the charitable actions of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and has led the
Eagles to donate more than $100 million annually. As part of the charitable philosophy, the Eagles give
back 100 percent of the contributions received in the form of grants. All administrative costs are paid by the International Organization through membership dues.
The Eagles pushed for the founding of Mother's Day, provided the impetus for Social Security, and pushed to end job discrimination based on age. The Eagles have provided support for
medical centers across the United States and Canada to build and provide research on medical conditions. Every year they raise millions of dollars to combat heart disease and cancer, help
children with disabilities, and uplift the aged and infirm.