Foundation News

Elks National Foundation 2022 Convention Schedule
(posted 05/20/2022)

We can't wait to see you in Atlanta for the 2022 Elks National Convention. We're doing a supply drive; check out the schedule so you know what to pack!

Teach for the Stars
(posted 05/16/2022)

We're proud to announce the 2022 Top Most Valuable Student Scholarship winners. Meet Kaden and Breana here!

A Year for the Books
(posted 04/22/2022)

When the 2021-22 fiscal year opened on April 1, 2021, it wasn’t a normal year. The country was still in the throes of the pandemic, and the Elks National Foundation started the year with caution.

Celebrate the New Year with CIP Grants!
(posted 04/01/2022)

Gratitude, Beacon, Spotlight and Freedom Grant Applications are now open. Check out the latest episode of Take a CIP here. Learn more about the Community Investments Program at

The 2022-23 Budget is Here!
(posted 03/18/2022)

In February, the Elks National Foundation Board of Trustees headed to Arizona for the semi-annual board meeting. There, the board approved a total budget of $42.5 million—including $39.8 million for program services—for the 2022-23 fiscal year: a 7 percent increase from this year’s budget.

Impact Grants Build Stronger Communities
(posted 03/02/2022)

Elks Lodges are known for serving their communities. They embrace the Elks National Foundation’s mission of building stronger communities through volunteerism, much of which occurs with the help of Community Investments Program grants. Impact Grants are competitive grants of up to $10,000 for Lodges to make a significant and meaningful difference in their communities and inspire Elks to dedicate themselves to service and volunteerism.

2022 Donation Deadline
(posted 02/28/2022)

The donation deadline is March 31. Donations must be received at the Elks National Foundation office by that date. Please mail donations as soon as possible. Some areas of our country are experiencing significant mail and courier delivery service delays. To guarantee donations are received by March 31, consider donating online at Review your Lodge’s fundraising progress on the Reports and Standings page.

Hoop Shoot Registration is Open
(posted 02/08/2022)

Registration for the 2022 Hoop Shoot National Finals is officially open! The Hoop Shoot is celebrating 50 years as a national program, and the Elks will deliver a gold-medal finals for a golden anniversary. Registration is required for all of the weekend's events, including the contest on Saturday, April 30. Registration closes on April 4.

Register now at

City of Chicago Public Health Order: COVID-19 Vaccination
(posted 01/13/2022)

As of February 28, the City of Chicago removed vaccine and mask mandates. Masks are no longer required to enter restaurants, grocery stores or other indoor spaces unless noted otherwise. Masks continue to be required on public transit and in health care settings, congregate settings, and per the discretion of business owners.

Click here to learn more.

In the Spirit of Santa
(posted 01/06/2022)

Jerry Brien, Wisconsin Elks State President, and member of Kaukana, Wis., Lodge No. 962 has the beard, the look and the heart to make him the perfect Santa Claus. He’s been helping the big man at the North Pole for several years by doing appearances in his community to let kids tell him their Christmas wishes. This season, he's donating his "Santa money" to the Elks National Foundation.

Win a Golden Ticket to the 2022 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals
(posted 11/17/2021)

A $50 donation to the Hoop Shoot program could be your ticket to the 50th anniversary National Finals. In celebration of this golden anniversary, five lucky donors will be selected to win a Golden Ticket—a trip for two to the 2022 Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals.

Elks Always Care for Veterans
(posted 11/10/2021)

November is Elks Veterans Remembrance Month, as well as National Veterans and Military Families Month, a time when Americans acknowledge the sacrifices made by those who have served. However, many veterans and military families face daily challenges that don’t fit neatly into a single month.

Elks Hoop Shoot National Finals—50th Anniversary
(posted 11/09/2021)

This season will be a brand-new and bigger-than-ever year for the Hoop Shoot. It marks the Hoop Shoot’s 50th anniversary as a national program, and the Elks intend to deliver a gold-medal National Finals for a golden anniversary.

MCN: Four-Tool Talent
(posted 10/28/2021)

In baseball, scouts grade players based on five tools that are central to success: hitting, hitting for power, running, fielding and throwing. Teams need players who possess several of those tools; they covet the ones who have all five. Five-tool talents are rare.

Diamonds are Forever
(posted 10/19/2021)

A diamond is forever, much like the bond between the Elks National Foundation and its donors. That’s why the ENF created the Diamond level of the cumulative recognition program, which honors lifetime gifts totaling $100,000. Through the course of their lifetime, Diamond Donors have committed themselves to the Foundation’s cause and its future.

A True Champion of the Order
(posted 10/06/2021)

We are pleased to announce our 2021 Elks Scholar Alum of the Year, Jay Little Cunningham.

Scholar Advisory Board Welcomes Four New Members
(posted 10/04/2021)

We are pleased to announce our two new freshmen representatives, our new at-large representative as well as our 2021 Elks Scholar Alum of the Year to the 2021-22 SAB cohort.

2022 Legacy Awards Scholarship
(posted 09/27/2021)

The 2022 Legacy Awards contest launched on September 1, 2021. Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for high school seniors who are the children and/or grandchildren of dues-paying Elks.

2022 MVS Scholarship Contest
(posted 09/27/2021)

The 2022 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest deadline was November 15. The MVS scholarship is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens. The 500 four-year scholarships are awarded based on academics, service, leadership and financial need. We will announce the recipients in late March.

Mini Trips, Major Impact
(posted 09/09/2021)

After a 16-month, COVID-induced hiatus, Elks Scholar Service Trips returned this summer in a mini way with a major impact.

Servin' in Santa Monica
(posted 08/20/2021)

Ten Elks scholars humbly took Santa Monica by storm on the second of three mini Elks Scholar Service Trips.

Going Platinum
(posted 08/18/2021)

In 2020, a record number of donors achieved the Platinum level of the ENF’s cumulative recognition program, which honors lifetime gifts totaling $50,000.

Medical School Standouts!
(posted 08/10/2021)

We are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 Gunther and Lee Weigel Medical School Scholarship—Adam Tucker, Derek Riffert, Jacky Chu, Jessica Phan, Jyotsna Bitra, Lindsey Kroboth, Lydia Smeltz, Marjorie Fitzsimmons, Marlena Pigliacampi, and Shiv Patel. Read more here.

Anthony Muoio Saves the Day
(posted 07/30/2021)

Anthony Muoio started volunteering when he was just three months old. His parents, Sarah and Robert, brought him along as they completed service projects in their community.

Fidelity Club FAQ
(posted 07/29/2021)

There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the Elks National Foundation’s monthly giving program—the Fidelity Club. So what does it mean to be a sustaining giver?

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