Foundation News

"All I needed was a month."
(posted 01/16/2019)

Three decades after serving six years in the Army, Felicia found herself out of a job she'd held for years. Eviction from her apartment was imminent. Luckily, she applied for and received emergency assistance from the Elks, which she says saved her life. Read Felicia's story here.

Where'd You Get That Pin?
(posted 01/10/2019)

For Cody Weikel, the next step after joining Bluffton, Ind., Lodge No. 796 was joining the ENF Fidelity Club. Read more to learn why.

"I could live again."
(posted 01/09/2019)

Rose is the mother of twin daughters, an entrepreneur, and a Marine Corps veteran. When she found herself behind on rent, unable to pay the bills and put food on the table, she turned to the Elks for assistance, and they answered the call. Read Rose's story here.

"People are that kind?"
(posted 01/09/2019)

Phil, a former airman in the U.S. Air Force, is the first of those veterans. His family was facing eviction right around the holidays, but the Elks didn't let that happen. Read Phil's story here.

Beyond the Scholarship: Film Series
(posted 01/08/2019)

Beyond the Scholarship is a four-part film series that features scholars talking about the Elks.

Be the Spark
(posted 12/28/2018)

The Elks pledged to help end veteran homelessness. Be the Spark is a series featuring veterans who’ve received support through the Emergency Assistance Fund. To learn more, click here.

CIP Grants: Opened Doors [to Oshkosh]
(posted 12/21/2018)

Oshkosh, Wis., Lodge No. 292 is a picture-perfect example of what the Elks National Foundation envisioned when it created the Community Investments Program. Watch CIP Grants: Opened Doors to Oshkosh to learn way.

#FoundationFestivities
(posted 12/17/2018)

As we gear up for the holidays, members of the ENF staff wanted to share their favorite stories from 2018. Check them out!

On an Excursion with the Elks
(posted 12/12/2018)

Sharina Smith's journey with the Elks started 36 years ago when she received the Most Valuable Student scholarship. Now, she's a proud member of Springfield, Mo., Lodge No. 409. Read her story here.

Michaud, the Model Chair
(posted 11/16/2018)

Lina Michaud, a member of Augusta, Maine, Lodge No. 964, has one goal as the Lodge and District Scholarship Chair: Promote scholarships across her community and build relationships with Elks scholars. Read how she plans to achieve it here.

It Started with a Spark
(posted 11/08/2018)

Green Bay, Wis., Lodge No. 259 is leading the way in serving veterans in their community. Read how here.

The Gift of Time
(posted 10/31/2018)

Stewart Israel, the Veterans Programs Chairman for the Elks National Veterans Service Commission, shares 140 ways you can serve veterans in your community.

2019 Legacy Awards Application
(posted 10/30/2018)

The 2019 Legacy Awards application is open! Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined here.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019, 11:59 a.m. CST. Good luck!

Oh Gosh, Oshkosh!
(posted 10/29/2018)

Oshkosh, Wis., Lodge No. 292 has become a picture-perfect example of what the Elks National Foundation envisioned when it created the Community Investments Program. Read why here.

What is #GivingTuesday?
(posted 10/29/2018)

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

Nester Tan, an Elk with a Plan
(posted 09/19/2018)

When Nester Tan became an Elk 36 years ago, he made the Elks National Foundation his charity of choice. At the 2018 Elks National Convention, he was honored with a platinum-level donor plaque. Read why this moment meant so much to him here.

Learn more...
(posted 09/18/2018)

...about the stories in Heartbeat 60!

Legacy Awards Application Open!
(posted 08/09/2018)

The 2019 Legacy Awards application is open! Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined here. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019, 11:59 a.m. CST. Good luck!

The Selfless Sound of Service
(posted 07/16/2018)

In 1931, Elks began awarding college scholarships. Today, the ENF has invested millions of dollars in tens of thousands of students. During the Elks National Convention this year, 150 Elks scholars stopped by to serve and say thank you. Here's their story.

2018 Elks National Convention Recap
(posted 07/11/2018)

Click here to relive the 2018 Elks National Convention in San Antonio.

150 Tweets for 150 Years
(posted 07/05/2018)

The #ElksFamily network is a web of connections. Check it out by viewing the social media coverage from the 2018 Elks National Convention. Recap with us on Twitter and Facebook.

2018-19 Grant Year
(posted 07/05/2018)

The 2018-19 Grant Year kicked off on July 1! Learn more here.

Team Ingraham: The ENF’s Maine Squeeze
(posted 06/14/2018)

Al and Stephanie Ingraham might be married, but they're also both fundraising chairs for separate Lodges in Maine. Competition aside, they're united by one goal: to motivate other Elks to join the Fidelity Club. Read why it's so important to them here.

Learn more...
(posted 05/15/2018)

...about the stories in Heartbeat No. 58!

Elks National Foundation 2018 Convention Schedule
(posted 05/14/2018)

Check out the ENF's schedule at the Elks National Convention here.


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