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, $2,000 Spotlight Grants open to every Lodge. Lodges do not need to meet the GER's per-member-giving goal to apply. Use the Spotlight Grant in one of the following ways:

Choose a Path.

In 2019-20, the Spotlight Grant was created to offer Lodges a choice of a ready-made, off-the-shelf project to implement in their community.

Now, the Spotlight Grant shines a light on three issues facing American communities: early childhood literacy, veteran homelessness, and hunger and essential needs assistance. Lodges must choose one of seven project plans:

Merge it.

Lodges have the option to merge the Spotlight Grant with the $4,000 Beacon Grant. Beacon Grants open annually on April 1.

2024-25 Toolkit

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2024-25 Dates: Applications for 2024-25 Beacon Grants open on April 1 and will close on January 22, 2025. Funds must be spent by March 31, 2025.

How to apply: The Lodge Secretary or ENF Grants Coordinator is able to access, complete and submit the online application through the CIP Grants Dashboard.

Process: Upon approval of a Lodge's online application, the ENF will mail an approval letter and a grant check to the Lodge address.

Final Reporting: After the grant has been used, complete the Final Report and upload all grant-related receipts and photos. For complete Final Report details, click here.

Questions? Email LodgeGrants@elks.org or call 773/755-4730.

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