Here are some resources that will help your Lodge navigate CIP grants.
Final Reporting. Find information on how to complete Final Reports.
CIP Participation Report. The CIP Participation Report shows the status of each Lodge’s grants.
General CIP Guidelines. A succinct, printable version of CIP guidelines.
CIP Grant History. Review grant applications and Final Reports from Lodges around the country.
CIP Central. Read the latest news from the CIP!
Annually on April 1, $4,000 Beacon Grants open to every Lodge. Lodges do not need to meet the GER's per-member-giving goal to apply. Beacon Grant requirements are outlined below.
“L.O.A.N.” a Hand. Lodges are required to use the Beacon Grant for projects that are Lodge-led, Ongoing, Active, and, if your Lodge is starting a first-time Beacon Grant, New. Return to your Lodge’s pre-pandemic Beacon Grant project or start a new annual project that addresses the current needs of your community.
Get More, Do More. With just the click of a button on the Grants Dashboard, the Lodge can merge its Spotlight Grant with its Beacon Grant, making a total of $6,000 available for a Beacon Grant project. If the Lodge qualified for a Gratitude Grant, that can also be added to the Beacon Grant for a total of $6,000-$7,500. Or merge all three grants together to supersize your Beacon Grant!
Split it up. Beacon Grants can be split between two projects.
Wait to Donate. If a Lodge-led project isn’t possible, donations to organizations addressing issues exacerbated by the pandemic will be allowed. However, we will expect a level of Lodge participation, such as volunteering.
Struggling to figure out what to do? We’ve made it easy. Consider adapting one of these highly successful Lodge grant projects for your community.
2023-24 Dates: Applications for 2023-24 Beacon Grants open on April 1 and will close on January 17, 2024. Funds must be spent by March 31, 2024.
Process: Upon approval of a Lodge's online application, the ENF will mail an approval letter and a grant check to the Lodge address.