ENF Reports

Here you will find information that pertains to our Lodge standings in the programs sponsored by the Elks National Foundation.

From the Elks National Foundation

The Salem Elks Lodge has had another standout year for our annual holiday charity projects. Together we volunteered more than 330 hours, drove over 750 miles, and donated nearly $22,000 work of items and food to those in need. When taking the value of volunteer hours and miles this equates to over $30,000 in charitable support to the Salem Community serving students with disabilities, the families of our national guard members and veterans, domestic violence survivors, and more who have been in need this holiday season. Thank you to all of our volunteers who have helped make this possible. Below are some pictures from our various projects this year.
Elks National Foundation Promise Grant Project: Shopping for the Kids of Veterans and National Guard Members. This year we shopped for 19 families with over 40 kids. Total impact of this project was nearly $10,000
Elks National Foundation Beacon Grant Project: Shopping for the Kids at the Oregon School for the Deaf. This year we bought shoes, warm clothes, and new towels and sheet sets for the dorms. Total impact of this project was nearly $5,400

Hoop Shoot

Veterans Services


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Elks National Foundation update:

Last year we applied for $10,000 in Elks National Foundation Community Investment Grants and of that we received $8,000. This year there are some changes to the grants including making the Freedom Grant first come first to get as well as another year of the Anniversary Grant. Another change is that the Gratitude Grant will now be based on meeting the prior years per-capita. This is going to allow us to apply and likely receive all 5 Community Investment Grants totaling $10,000 for us to use in the community. And for the first time in a while our lodge is going to apply for an additional $10,000 Impact grant. This would bring our grant total for the year to $20,000 if all grants are approved. The proposed projects for the grants are as follows:

Beacon $2000—Oregon School for the Deaf Holiday Project Promise $2500—National Guard and Veterans Family Holiday Project Gratitude $2000—Salem Elks Backpacks Project
Anniversary $1500—DARE Program
Freedom $2000—Entertainment events at Lebanon Veterans Home Impact $10,000—Salem Keizer Education School Garden Project

To help on any of these projects or others see Blake Whitson or a lodge officer!