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A Gratitude Grant is:

  • Beginning in 2011-12, Gratitude Grants will be up to $2,000!

  • Available to all Lodges that meet the GER's per-capita goal.

  • The ENF's way of saying thank you for your Lodge's generosity.

  • Intended to support a local charitable cause.

Things your Lodge should know about the Gratitude Grants:

1. The ENF will notify Lodges in writing once they reach the GER's 2011-12 per-capita goal. At that time, eligible* Lodges are able to complete and submit an application.

A Promise Grant is:

  • A grant of up to $2,000.

  • Intended to encourage and support Lodges working to build the character and competence of local


Promise Grants will be available to the first 500 Lodges, submit an application for a youth event! Applications will be available starting July 1, 2011. Click here for detailed instructions on how to apply. See attached instructions for Secretaries to apply on line through CLEMS.

Impact Grants

What would your Lodge do with $10,000?

What is an Impact Grant? Part of the Community Investments Program, Impact Grants are large, competitive grants intended to help Lodges address unmet needs in communities where Elks live and work. Impact Grants give your Lodge the opportunity to conceptualize, develop and implement a new project or to strengthen an existing one.

How does my Lodge apply for an Impact Grant? The 2012 Impact Grant Application can be downloaded as a pdf file or a Word document. The Word document is a form that can be edited electronically.

Please note that this year there will be a separate application for Impact Grantees who are applying for renewal. Please contact the ENF Programs office for this application.

What are the deadlines? Are there any other important dates I should be aware of?

  • April 1, 2011: 2012 Impact Grant application available online or by request.

  • July 2011: Impact Grants Q&A Workshop and Office Hours at the 2011 Elks Grand Lodge

Convention in Phoenix.

  • August 31, 2011: All applications must be mailed to the Foundation, postmarked by this deadline.

  • October 2011: Grant recipients announced during ENF Month.

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