Foundation News

Son of a Preacher Man
(posted 03/14/2019)

Stephen Baker was raised to give back when he could, choosing the ENF when he reached that point. He took it a step further by joining the John F. Malley Society. Read his story here.

"The wake-up call hit."
(posted 02/27/2019)

Nicole returned from Operation Iraqi Freedom as a young adult who hadn't found her place in the world yet. Read her journey in finding her truth here.

"I felt like I was failing."
(posted 02/20/2019)

When Yvette found herself experiencing homelessness, living in a hotel with her two children, she turned to the Elks for emergency assistance. Read her story here.

"I wasn't supposed to be here."
(posted 02/13/2019)

Mike served in the Air Force for two years before returning home. Years later, he suffered a traumatic brain injury, forcing him to start over. Read how the Elks helped set him up in his new home on "The Long Road Back."

"I'm far from home."
(posted 02/06/2019)

Daniel is a Marine veteran and single father who works 60 hours a week to support his six kids. Setbacks led to him and his family living on a beach in California until HUD-VASH helped Daniel find permanent housing, and the Elks helped him keep it. Read Daniel's story here.

“The future looks bright again.”
(posted 01/29/2019)

Nick is a Marine veteran who turned to the Elks when he found the utility bills stacking up and uncertainty building as to how he would come up with nearly $800. The emergency assistance came at the right moment. Read Nick's story here.

"I'm really, really happy."
(posted 01/23/2019)

For the first time in his life, Lionel, an Army veteran, feels like he's found someone who's concerned about him and who wants to do whatever can be done to help him. That person, or people, are Elks. Read the rest of Lionel's story here.

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

Three decades after serving six years in the Army, Felicia was 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.

New Spotlight Grant!
(posted 01/08/2019)

Starting in 2019-20, the CIP is debuting its newest grant offering, the Spotlight Grant! Learn more about this incredible opportunity for Lodges and Elks communities here.

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.

Listen to Midday
(posted 10/30/2018)

In the latest episode, Jim and Debbie interview Nicole, a veteran who was on the fast track to destruction before getting help from the V.A. and the Elks. Plus CIPsters Colleen Conrad and Chelsea Dennis drop by to talk about the new Spotlight Grant. Listen here.

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 deadline has passed.


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