All 2016-17 Community Investments Program grant applications are available online. Please note the Freedom Grant Deadline was July 31, 2016.
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CIP Outgrew its Website!
The Community Investments Program webpages have been updated. Click here to see what's new.
Elks National Convention—ENF in Houston
Houston, we have an answer! Find out everything the ENF has planned for the Elks National Convention, click here to learn more.
The Concrete Slab of Understanding
It's grants season! Colleen Muszynski joins Jim and Debbie to talk all about the Community Investments Program in the August episode of the big Midday podcast. Click here to listen.
ENF in Your State
Each year, the ENF strives to give back more to each state than it received from that state in donations. Click here to see how the ENF is helping your state this year.
Get Social—Read the ENF Blog
Keep up with the ENF by reading first person stories from ENF volunteers, Elks scholars and ENF staffers. Click here to stay connected.
The Grateful Twenty!
Move over, Hateful Eight! It's time for the 20 Most Valuable Student finalists to shine.
Results from Chicago: 2016 Hoop Shoot National Finals
Click here to meet the 2016 Frank Hise National Champions.
Time is running out!
To donate before the 2016 fiscal year ends, click here! Online donations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central on March 31 to count toward the 2015-16 fiscal year.
Beacon Grants offer Elks an opportunity to engage a local community by actively serving those in need. Check out the InstaGrants for easily adaptable and highly successful Lodge grant projects.
Don't miss the opportunity, applications are due online on March 31, 2016.
Featured Beacon Grant in Action
Morehead City-Beaufort, N.C., Lodge No. 1710 welcomes veterans and other individuals who are suffering from homelessness into transitional housing by preparing the homes to be lived in. Elks will use a Beacon Grant to purchase all household and furniture items on a case-by-case basis. Lodge members will also make small household repairs to ensure their new homes are as welcoming as possible.
Arm or Head?
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.
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