Elks across the country show their Christmas spirit by using Elks National Foundation Community Investments Program grants to brighten the holidays for those in need. Read how three Lodges used ENF grants to build stronger communities this past Christmas.
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Shop. Sell. Give.
Beat the holiday shopping crowds and support the ENF by shopping online! Our partnerships with AmazonSmile, eBay Giving Works, iGive, GiveBackAmerica and American Express make it easy to cross friends, family and the ENF off of your Christmas shopping list. Click here to start shopping!
Season of Thanks
As we gather around the Thanksgiving table, all of us at the Elks National Foundation have a lot to be thankful for. Check out the top 10 reasons we are thankful this season.
Celebrating Veterans Remembrance Month
With Veterans Day on November 11, we pay special attention to veterans this month, Read how Elks use Community Investments Program grants to serve veterans year-round.
Most Valuable Student Scholarship Application Deadline
The MVS scholarship application deadline is quickly approaching! Any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen is eligible to apply for this college scholarship of up to $50,000. Applications must be turned in to the Elks Lodge nearest the applicant’s home by December 6, 2013.
Please note that the ENF office will be closed starting at 12 p.m. (noon) Central Time on Friday, December 6. Contact us with any questions before that time, or click here to refer to MVS frequently asked questions.
Announcing the 2014 Impact Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the 2014 Impact Grant recipients! These Lodges will receive between $2,500 and $10,000 to run projects that make a significant difference in their communities. Click here to read about these projects.
Healthy Head Start—Celebrate the Elks Drug Awareness Program
October is ENF Month—a time to celebrate and promote the Elks National Foundation and ENF program successes. Read our top five ways to get involved with the Elks Drug Awareness Program!
Although baseball season just ended, the love of the game lives on in youth near Freemont, Ohio, Lodge No. 169. Using a Promise Grant, the Freemont Lodge ran a baseball camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 10 last summer. Read more.
Achieving Dreams—Celebrate ENF Scholarships
October is ENF Month—a time to celebrate and promote the Elks National Foundation and ENF program successes. Read our the top five ways to get involved with ENF scholarships!
#HoopShoot Goes Pro
The NBA is recognizing the Elks Hoop Shoot this Friday. On October 25, two 2013 Elks Hoop Shoot finalists will go pro for a day!
Nikyla Green, National Champion in the 10-11 Girls’ Division, and Quin Anderson, National Finalist in the 10-11 Boys’ Division, will show off their skills during half-time of a Dallas Mavericks pre-season basketball game.
Follow the action on Twitter using #hoopshoot.
A Perfect Score—Celebrate the Hoop Shoot
October is ENF Month—a time to celebrate and promote the Elks National Foundation and ENF program successes. Read our the top five ways to get involved with the Elks Hoop Shoot!
Supporting Service—Celebrate the Community Investments Program
October is ENF Month—a time to celebrate and promote the Elks National Foundation and ENF program successes. Read our the top five ways to get involved with the Community Investments Program!
ENF Month Trivia
Happy ENF Month! Celebrate stronger communities by showing us what you know about the ENF. Read more for daily ENF trivia.
25 Lodges in 25 Days
The 2014 Impact Grant recipients will be announced on October 30. During the 25 business days leading up to the big announcement, we featured 25 of our current Impact Grant recipients' accomplishments. Check them out.
Elks, Camera, Action—ENF Video of the Day
Elks National Foundation programs recipients are thankful for support from the Elks family. Click here to watch all of our Videos of the Day from Convention demonstrating how Elks are building stronger communities thanks to ENF programs!
Elks, Camera, Action—ENF Video of the Day
During the 2013 Convention in Reno, Nev., ENF prograns recipients joined with the Elks to express their gratitude. Each day, we’ll share a short video from Convention demonstrating how Elks are building stronger communities thanks to ENF programs.
2013-14 Scholarships Under Way
Calling all future Elks scholars! Encourage high school seniors to apply for an Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student or Legacy Awards scholarship. Click here for details and to access the 2014 applications.
Today's Elks Scholars can be Tomorrow's Elks
Elks Scholars would make great Elks someday, but that's not going to happen just because we gave them a scholarship. We need to engage them. Click here to view our panel discussion on engaging Elks scholars. After you watch the show, please leave a comment to share your ideas on how your Lodge can bring scholars into the fold.
2012-13 Final Report Forms
Don't forget! All 2012-13 Community Investments Program Final Report Forms are due on August 31. Your Lodge cannot receive any 2013-14 CIP grants until last year's paperwork has been filed, so don't wait! Click here for tips on submitting a fabulous Final Report Form.
Back to School with the ENF
School is back in session and the ENF is hitting the books to find ways to help Elks build stronger communities. Click the link to read more.
Apply for an Impact Grant
Serve your community with $10,000! Applications for 2014 Community Investment Program Impact Grants are due online on August 30, 2013, at noon Central Time. Don't wait! Click here to apply.
Community Investments Program Promise Grants Available
Reach out to local youth using a 2013-14 CIP Promise Grant. More than 300 Lodges have already pledged to hold an eligible youth event this year with the $2,000 grant. Don't wait! Be a positive influence for local youth today!
The 2013 Elks National Convention in Reno was no gamble for the Elks National Foundation. We arrived confident in our ability to help Elks build stronger communities through seminars, events and more. Read more.
Named Scholarship Program
Strengthen the Elks family by connecting personally with an Elks scholar! Through the MVS Named Scholarship Program, every $4,000 pledge to the ENF results in the name of your choice on a runner-up MVS scholarship. Click here to invest in an Elks scholar's future today.
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