Elks National Foundation

The mission of the Elks National Foundation (ENF) is to help Elks build stronger communities. The ENF fulfills this pledge by investing in communities where Elks Live and work. Since inception, the ENF has contributed more than $500 million towards Elks charitable PROJECTS and PROGRAMS nationwide.

ELKS KITCHEN CARES PROJECT is happening now. In response to COVID-19 and a grant donation from ENF we are making a difference in San Rafael. Volunteers are making hundreds of lunches a day for the homeless, needy and unemployed in our community. Using the Elk kitchen we prepare healthy lunches and take them to St Vincent De Paul Dining Room for distribution to those who are in need.

DONATE now to keep this project running even after the Grant money is gone.

For the 2019-2020 year, Elks will invest more than $34 million in approved program services for educational and patriotic community-minded programs. These funds will benefit veterans, physically challenged youth, Elks National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, and physical and occupational therapy programs.

A special fundraising effort that the ENF launched earlier this year is  the SUPPORT PEARL HARBOR CAMPAIGN, in partnership with Pacific Historical Parks - a WWII-focused 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public benefit organization that oversees the Pearl Harbor National Memorial.

New in the 2019 - 2020 Elk year are "SPOTLIGHT GRANTS" that all Lodges have available to support a specific population need in their community. These grants are for 'populations,' not specific established programs or individual needs, and have grant project plans that need to be followed. They are not dependent on the Lodge meeting its per capita to qualify for the funds.

Become a recurring donor! We qualify for numerous other grants for use in our Community when we reach a per capita for our Lodge membership.