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 Grant Class of 2024 Announcement


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, 2024. 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 2025 Impact Grant application.

  • April 1 - August 15, 2024: 2025 Impact Intents open.*
  • September 2024: Lodges moving on to the full application notified.
  • September 15 - November 1, 2024: 2025 New Impact Grant applications open.*
  • December 2024: New Impact Grant class of 2025 announced.
  • 2025 Impact Grants run on the 2025 calendar year, January through December.

*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.

2025 Impact Intents opened April 1.

Click here for the Impact Intent.


Impact Grant Class of 2024

The ENF budgeted $500,000 to continue to support 62 Lodges with 2024 Impact Grants. 53 of these Lodges were approved for Renewal Impact Grant funding, and 9 Lodges will start new projects in 2024. We are proud to support them in 2024.

Want to hear more about our current Impact Grant projects?

Click here to view the list, read a summary of each project and access featured stories & visuals!

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