Foundation News

Cumulative Recognition Level Update
(posted 01/14/2020)

On December 31, 2020, we'll make the biggest change to our cumulative recognition program since 2001.

Pearl Harbor Match Goal Reached!
(posted 01/08/2020)

Last month, the ENF announced a match for up to $100,000 in donations to the Elks Pearl Harbor Campaign received by December 31st.

One Big Family
(posted 12/17/2019)

Over the course of five years, Carrie Silsby watched her son Barron grow up—not just from a nine-year-old into a thirteen-year-old, but from a kid into a resilient, hard-working, and gritty young adult—all thanks to the Elks Hoop Shoot.

Putting Food on the Table
(posted 12/13/2019)

Saratoga-Wilton, N.Y., Lodge No. 161 wants to end food insecurity among seniors in their community. With the help of a $10,000 Impact Grant and a group of devoted volunteers, the Lodge is well on its way to achieving greater community awareness and expanding its dedicated food delivery program.

The Family Religion
(posted 12/09/2019)

Wayne Bower developed plenty of grit—his lucky charm—en route to the 2019 Hoop Shoot National Finals. But, he might’ve learned a bit about grit, and now gratitude, from his dad, too.

ENF Staff Members Join the Chicago Northshore Lodge
(posted 11/22/2019)

Three members of the Elks National Foundation were initiated into the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks at Chicago Northshore, Ill., Lodge No. 1316, keeping the Elks on track for another year of membership gain.

What is Giving Tuesday?
(posted 11/06/2019)

The ENF is joining the #GivingTuesday movement. Here's everything you need to know about it!

Spotlight on the Spotlight Grant
(posted 11/06/2019)

We're shining a spotlight on service! See how Toccoa, Ga., Lodge No. 1820 is using a Spotlight Grant in there community. Click here to learn more.

It's No Joking Matter
(posted 10/28/2019)

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program has always relied on Lodge, district, and state volunteers to educate youth about a drug-free lifestyle—especially through dedicated literature. But over the course of the past 15 years, the DAP has expanded its method of delivering its mission-minded message.

"You have a need, talk to the Elks."
(posted 09/30/2019)

After Toby missed the change of the season, he decided to change his life. His resilience has led him to work to change the lives of others. Read Toby's story here.

“You guys have enabled me to start even again.”
(posted 09/16/2019)

Some cycles are hard to break, especially the ones that are out of your control. Read Thomas' story here.

“I didn't know what I was going to do.”
(posted 08/07/2019)

Jesse thought he'd endured his darkest moments while serving in the Navy, but tragedy struck again years later. Read Jesse's story here.

2019 Elks National Convention Recap
(posted 08/06/2019)

Check out everything that happened with the Elks National Foundation at the 2019 Elks National Convention here!

2020 Most Valuable Student Scholarship Application is Open!
(posted 08/05/2019)

Encourage high school seniors who are U.S. citizens to apply for a chance to win up to $50,000 toward their college education. The deadline to apply is November 5. Click here to learn more.

Donor Event Hits Grand Slam
(posted 07/18/2019)

The Elks National Foundation's Annual Donor Event hit a grand slam at Busch Stadium. Read more about it, and how you can attend next year's event in Baltimore, here.

Center Stage in St. Louis
(posted 07/18/2019)

The 2019 Elks National Convention was the stage, and the Elks National Foundation put on a show. Read all about the ENF's Convention weekend here.

Spotlight Grant Drive Raffle Winners Announced!
(posted 07/17/2019)

We asked Convention attendees to bring a pack of new socks for veterans in need or a new or gently used children’s book to promote literacy. Lodges were entered into a raffle to double the value of its Spotlight Grant to $4,000. We ended up with more than 900 entries by Elks and guests who donated thousands of new socks for veterans and hundreds of books for children in the area.

Spotlight Grant Drive: Staff Picks
(posted 06/03/2019)

Not sure what to donate to the ENF's Spotlight Grant Drive at Convention from June 29-July 2? The ENF staff has you covered.

Spotlight Grant Drive at Convention
(posted 05/29/2019)

Want to double your Lodge's Spotlight Grant? Click here to learn more.

Elks National Foundation 2019 Convention Schedule
(posted 05/24/2019)

The Elks National Foundation has exciting events and presentations planned for you. Here are some highlights:

Same, But Different
(posted 04/22/2019)

In its sixth year, the Most Valuable Student scholarship's Leadership Weekend brought Top Finalists from across the nation to compete for a scholarship of up to $50,000. Learn more about the weekend, including who went home with the top awards, here.

Son of a Preacher Man
(posted 03/14/2019)

Stephen Barker was raised to give back when he could, choosing the ENF when he reached that point. He took it a step further by joining the John F. Malley Society. Read his story here.

"The wake-up call hit."
(posted 02/27/2019)

Nicole returned from Operation Iraqi Freedom as a young adult who hadn't found her place in the world yet. Read her journey in finding her truth here.

"I felt like I was failing."
(posted 02/20/2019)

When Yvette found herself experiencing homelessness, living in a hotel with her two children, she turned to the Elks for emergency assistance. Read her story here.

"I wasn't supposed to be here."
(posted 02/13/2019)

Mike served in the Air Force for two years before returning home. Years later, he suffered a traumatic brain injury, forcing him to start over. Read how the Elks helped set him up in his new home on "The Long Road Back."

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