Foundation News

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes to the Cumulative Recognition Program
(posted 10/23/2020)

On March 31, 2021, we’ll make the biggest change to our cumulative recognition program since 2001—we’re discontinuing the three cumulative recognition levels below $1,000. The change will align our recognition programs with our fundraising priorities and help us better control costs.

Introducing the Service Scorecard
(posted 09/29/2020)

Since 2016, during the Hoop Shoot National Finals, National Finalists and their families come together for Hoop Shoot Assists, an evening of service and community. Due to the pandemic, the world calls for a new form of engagement for past, present and future Hoop Shooters—one in which we don’t have to be together to make a difference.

Championing the Order
(posted 09/24/2020)

The two newest members of the Elks National Foundation’s staff are testaments to one of our biggest goals: that our program recipients become champions of the Order.

Elks Lodges Provide Respite from Wildfires
(posted 09/23/2020)

Since the middle of August, wildfires have raged across the West Coast, affecting the lives of people throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Elks Lodges have been stepping up to provide relief.

2021 Legacy Awards Contest
(posted 08/31/2020)

The 2021 Legacy Awards Contest begins on September 1. Legacy Awards are open to the children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elks. The recipients of these $4,000 scholarships are required to serve with an Elks Lodge at least once per year. Read more here.

2021 MVS Contest
(posted 08/05/2020)

The ENF is proud to announce the start of the 2021 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest.
The application is completed online and must be submitted by the November 15, 2020, deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2021, after the top 20 finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend and interview for the top awards. Read more here.

ENF Per-Member-Giving Goal
(posted 07/20/2020)

The Grand Exalted Ruler, Paul Ryan announced the new per-member-giving goal for 2020-21. Elks’ support makes the work of the ENF possible, and every donation helps. To encourage support, the National President announces a per-member-giving goal ever year. This year, the goal is $4.80. Learn more here.

ENFtoYou Summer Series: Take a Break with the ENF
(posted 07/17/2020)

Take a Break with the ENF. Every Friday at 10 a.m. Central Time, the Foundation staff will do a Facebook Live. Click here for the schedule.

ENFtoYou Swag Bag
(posted 06/26/2020)

Show Us How You #HamperHoopShoot
(posted 06/18/2020)

We know getting to the court or gym to shoot hoops isn’t easy right now. So we’re bringing the Hoop Shoot home!

A Good Legacy in the #ElksFamily
(posted 06/08/2020)

They say there’s the family you’re born into and the family you choose. For Wyatt Good, the Elks are both. A child and grandchild of Elks, Good grew from an Elks scholar into an Elk himself—and a proud donor to the Elks National Foundation.

Elks National Foundation announces ENFtoYou: Summer Series
(posted 06/05/2020)

The Elks National Foundation is proud to present ENFtoYou: Summer Series, a virtual experience for Elks to learn more about the ENF and its programs. Since the Elks National Convention was canceled, we’re bringing the ENF to you—wherever you are. The ENF will kick off the Summer Series on Sunday, June 28, at 5 p.m. CST with a virtual version of the show it would have presented at Opening Ceremonies in Baltimore. Join us for remarks by the top two Most Valuable Students and other must-see moments!

Thank You from the Legacy Awards Class of 2020
(posted 05/22/2020)

As the children or grandchildren of Elks, Legacy scholars know that being involved with the Elks means having a family wherever you go—and they're incredibly grateful for that. Click here to read from the class of 2020 Legacy Awards recipients.

Fidelity Club Membership Support Bonus Grant
(posted 05/18/2020)

Learn more about the Fidelity Club Membership Support Bonus Gratitude Grant.

Elks Family on the Front Lines
(posted 05/13/2020)

Opening the doors to Elks Family
(posted 05/01/2020)

The 2020 Top 20 Most Valuable Student finalists came together for the first time on April 24. They came from across the country—California to Florida, Utah to Delaware—to share their stories with one another and to interview for the top six awards.

Join Us for Giving Tuesday Now!
(posted 04/22/2020)

Lodge events might be canceled, but giving back isn’t—neither is building stronger communities together. Elks are sheltering in place, but they’re far from the sidelines.

Records set and smashed
(posted 04/15/2020)

Last year was one for the books, to say the least. Thank you so much for choosing to support us right now! Your decision means the world to us, and we don’t take it for granted. Read how you helped us shatter records here.

Building Stronger Communities ... from Home
(posted 03/23/2020)

COVID-19:The Elks National Foundation staff is mostly working remotely. We began a gradual return to the office on July 6.

Donation Deadline: March 31
(posted 03/17/2020)

We understand that the U.S. and the world are navigating uncharted territory with the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation deadline is tied to our fiscal year-end, which is March 31. That date is not flexible. We encourage Lodges and individuals to mail checks immediately. As always, we are accepting online donations and donations over the phone.

Notice: Elks National Foundation Statement on COVID-19
(posted 03/10/2020)

Notice! Like you, the Elks National Foundation is monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak. As the situation unfolds, we are following government mandates and CDC and WHO guidelines to prevent the spread of infection. Read more here.

Building stronger communities in 2021
(posted 03/09/2020)

In February, the Elks National Foundation Board of Trustees approved a massive $39.1 million budget for the ENF’s 2020-21 Fiscal Year. That $39.1 million—dedicated to building stronger communities—includes updates to every program the ENF supports.

Impact Grant (Re)Builds Commmunity
(posted 02/27/2020)

When Elks see a need, they work together to meet it, and the members of Greater Pine Island, Florida, Lodge No. 2781 are no different.

March to 1,000 YouTube Subscribers!
(posted 02/05/2020)

The Elks National Foundation is marching toward 1,000 YouTube subscribers, which will unlock the ability to livestream. So we need you, the Mighty Army, to join the March to 1,000, a campaign to reach our goal.

What you give in life, you get back
(posted 01/28/2020)

When Tommy Goodelle was 2, his father, Andrew, started teaching him how to shoot a basketball.

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