Kevin Laue, the 2016 Hoop Shoot National Finals Keynote Speaker has shown grit from the start, having to battle for his life before he even entered the world. Kevin has played basketball his entire life overcoming many obstacles along the way, he found success on and off the court ultimately playing division one basketball at Manhattan College.
Scholars Shine on the Bay
Nineteen Elks scholars spent a week serving the Bay Area in the name of the Elks.
The ENF Website has been updated! View this article to read about all of the changes.
Former Hoop Shoot National Finalists have Shared the Court since '74
College basketball coaches Steve Alford and Chris Mullin have been sharing the court since the 1974 Hoop Shoot National Finals—see what happened when they met at the Maui Invitational.
Mentorship and Practice Lead to Success at Local Elks Hoop Shoot
2016 Impact Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the 2016 Impact Grant recipients!
True Grit Elks
Elks know they can make a difference in their communities and that they can influence the next generation in a positive way. The Elks National Foundation has the privilege and responsibility to help Elks do that by developing programs and providing grants. We are featuring Elks who exemplify grit.
Behind the Scenes
For a behind the scenes look at our #TrueGritTuesdays series, check out the ENF blog and hear from our director.
Developing Gritty Kids
The grit movement is relatively recent in the education world, but the Elks have been developing gritty kids through the Hoop Shoot for more than 40 years.
And the Elroy goes to...
Grab some popcorn. It's time for an ENF film fest! Click here to watch our latest films!
2015-16 CIP Final Report Form Deadline
The 2014-15 Final Report Form deadline is quickly approaching! All 2014-15 Beacon, Freedom, Gratitude and Promise Grant Final Report Forms must be received by August 31, 2015.
2016 Impact Grant Deadline
Serve your community with $10,000! Click here to find out more!
Update your Goals!
The Grand Exalted Ruler, Ron Hicks announced the new per-member-giving goal at the 2015 Elks National Convention. The goal has increased to $4.65—that’s a 5 cent increase—but well below the level that members have been reaching in the past few years. Please update your fundraising goals! Check the Reports and Standings to view your Lodge’s current per-member-giving totals.
Last year’s Impact Grant results are now in, and they're impressive! Read all about the accomplishments of the Impact Grant Lodges here.
The 2016 Impact Grant applications are now available! For more information head over to the Impact Grant page.
A Journey To Elkdom
Today's Elks Scholars can be tomorrow's Elks! Sean Pringle a 2010 Most Valuable Student Scholar and new member of Oceano/Five Cities, Calif., Lodge No. 2504 tells his story from the beginning of his involvement with the Elks! Click here to read his story.
Midday with the ENF
The big Midday podcast is legal, and we celebrate with Maryann Slater, recently returned from the second Elks Scholar Service Trip. She tells us all about her experience in the Bay Area. We also hear from another formerly homeless vet. Tune in.
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!
What new events, sessions and seminars does the ENF have to offer at the 2015 Elks National Convention in Indianapolis? Click here to find out!
Elks Hoop Shoot Finals Results
A New Record!
Thank you to everyone who donated to the ENF in 2014-15. We received more than $6.2 million in donations, resulting in a nationwide per capita of $7.726. In total we raised a record $11.3 million—all to support stronger communities! Congratulations to the 2014-15 Per-Capita and Chair Challenge Contest winners! Click here to view the final contest results.
To gain new members, the Elks have many new initiatives, including a potential partnership! Listen to Episode 8 of the Midday with the ENF podcast, featuring Elks Membership and Public Relations Manager Rick Gathen, for all the details!
Grab your Gratitude Grant!
Did your Lodge meet the National President's per-member-giving goal in 2014-15? Then you are eligible to apply for a $2,000 Community Investments Program Gratitude Grant to serve your community.
Don't miss this opportunity. Gratitude Grant applications are due online by May 31, 2015.
Help the ENF finish the 2014-15 fiscal year strong by getting in your final donations by March 31, 2015.
All mailed and online donations must be in the ENF office by 11:59 p.m. Central Time on March 31, 2015. Any donations received after March 31 will be counted toward the 2015-16 fiscal year. Click here to donate online today.
Get Your Beacon Grant!
Don't miss the opportunity to start or continue an ongoing, Elks-led charitable project with a $2,000 Community Investments Program Beacon Grant.
Applications are due online by March 31, 2015.
2015-16 Grants and Appropriations
The Elks National Foundation is pleased to announce that the approved appropriations and distributions for the 2016 fiscal year equal a record total of $28.95 million. Click here for full details.
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