ENF Reports

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

Salem Elks Welcome Home Project
Elks National Foundation Class of 2020 Impact Grant Project

Last year our lodge was awarded a $10,000 Class of 2020 ENF Impact Grant. After filing our final report with the program office, we have been informed that our grant has been renewed for another year of providing Welcome Home Kits to our veterans. We are still waiting to find out how much we have been awarded for year 2 of this project. To learn more about the impact of Welcome Home Kits check out the article of Page 7 from the Elks National Veterans Service Commission.

It is important, that even though our social club may be closed due to this pandemic, we are still doing the charitable works to which our order is dedicated and using those resources available to us to continue to serve those in need. One way that we are able to continue serving our community is through making sure that our dues are paid and maintain our membership even in these uncertain times. For more information on our charitable projects reach out to any officer or email volunteer@salemelks.org.

Hoop Shoot

Veterans Services


ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION is vital for our communities.

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!