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Shine a Spotlight on Service: Spotlight Grant How-To

Shine a Spotlight on Service: Spotlight Grant How-To

The Community Investments Program debuted the Spotlight Grant in 2019-20. Every Lodge will have the opportunity to use this $2,000 grant to shine a light on two important issues facing nearly every American community—family literacy and homelessness among our nation’s veterans. This video explains how the Spotlight Grant works and features a grant in action. Hyannis, Massachusetts, Lodge No. 1549 uses a Spotlight Grant to address family literacy through a Community Baby Shower project. (Runtime: 4 mins., 17 secs.)



CIP Grants: Opened Doors

CIP Grants: Opened Doors

CIP Grants have opened doors in the Oshkosh community. Pam Schedivy, Grants Coordinator at Oshkosh, Wis., Lodge No. 292 and members of the Lodge are using an Impact Grant to run the The Feed, Read & Arts Program to address childhood illiteracy and food insecurity, and to provide cultural arts programs at a local elementary school. Watch this video to learn more. (Runtime: 7 mins., 34 secs.)



Do Good Things Together

Do Good Things Together

Learn how the CIP transformed Hopkins Lodge and the community in this film about the 2017 CIP Volunteer of the Year, Gretchen Peterson. (Runtime: 6 mins., 40 secs.)



Susan Good, 2016 CIP Volunteer of the Year

Susan Good, 2016 CIP Volunteer of the Year

Meet Susan Good, the dynamo who helped transform Fresno, Calif., Lodge through the Community Investments Program. She's the CIP Volunteer of the Year for 2016. (Run time: 3 mins., 35 secs.)



When Their Service Ends, Ours Begins

When Their Service Ends, Ours Begins

Need ideas for your grant projects that serve veterans? In this video, the chief of voluntary service at a VA medical center breaks down the needs of today's veterans. Check it out.



Jeff Mitchell, the 2015 CIP Volunteer of the Year

Jeff Mitchell, the 2015 CIP Volunteer of the Year

Jeff Mitchell is the 2014-15 Community Investments Program Volunteer of the Year. Mitchell leads the Lodge in the use of an Impact Grant. Through the EFELT project, Elks partner with local schools to identify youth in need, and provide them with a backpack of food each Friday afternoon as they leave school.



The CIP's 10th Birthday Tribute

The CIP's 10th Birthday Tribute

The Community Investments Program turns 10 in 2015. Learn about the Foundation's largest and fastest growing program in this video tribute.



Naugatuck Lodge's Senior Home Work Project

Naugatuck Lodge's Senior Home Work Project

Check out this short video about Naugatuck, Conn., Lodge's longstanding Impact Grant project.



Coos Bay Lodge's Share Bear Snack Pack Project

Coos Bay Lodge's Share Bear Snack Pack Project

The Coos Bay, Ore., Elks have been using their Impact Grant to provide weekend relief for food-insecure kids.





2011 Community Investments Program Video

2011 Community Investments Program Video

See what Elks are doing across the country!






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