NOTE: The Impact Intent is open each year from April 1 - August 15. The link to the Impact Intent will be available on this page during that time. The Impact Intent is not on a first come first serve basis. Please review the available resources before submitting!
Impact Grants are offered to Lodges working to make a significant and meaningful difference in the community through a charitable project. These competitive grants of up to $10,000 inspire Elks to dedicate themselves to service and volunteerism.
What would your Lodge do with $10,000 to serve the community? The possibilities are endless!
Impact Grants are designed to set a standard of excellence in community leadership through service. The ENF is looking to award Impact Grants to Lodges who intimately understand a problem in their community, have a unique idea about how to solve it, and who are ready with the volunteer power to get it done.
Impact Grants are competitive. Lodges do not need to meet the per-member-giving goal to complete the two-step award process, but funding is limited and only a select number will receive the grant.
The Impact Grant process requires two steps. First, the Lodge must fill out an Impact Intent for consideration. Impact Intents are open from April 1 - August 15, 2023. Impact Intents will be judged in late August, and Lodges will be selected to move on to the full application. Only one Impact Intent per Lodge, per grant year. Please see the instructions and timeline below.
The first step, or Impact Intent, involves the Lodge communicating basic details about the proposed project by answering a few important questions. After Impact Intents are reviewed, selected Lodges will be invited to apply with the full application. Lodges must submit an Impact Intent and be invited by the ENF to fill out a full 2024 Impact Grant application.
*Remember, Impact Grants are competitive. Once an Impact Intent and/or a full application is submitted, it cannot be edited. Please make sure what you are submitting contains all of the pertinent information you wish to have evaluated. We cannot accept additions or supplements to the Intent or full application via mail, fax or email.
The ENF budgeted $500,000 to continue to support 60 Lodges with 2023 Impact Grants. 48 of these Lodges were approved for Renewal Impact Grant funding, and 12 Lodges will start new projects in 2023. We are proud to support them in 2023.