David Hammond

ENF Committee Director
Waterville #905

Elks National Foundation Committee

Programs & Info

ENF Committee News

Bangor Elks Put ENF Money to Work

The Bangor Elks #244 recently received an Elks National Foundation Freedom Grant and are utilizing the funds to host a cookout for the residents and staff at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor.  The lodge expects to serve lunch for approximately 180 at the event...

Weekend Camping Fun by Waterville

Mark the weekends of July 20-21 and September 14-15 on your calendar! The members of Waterville Lodge #905 are conducting two weekends of Elkish fun and camping at the Two Rivers campground in Skowhegan. There’ll be live music, food and lots of fun on the Kennebec to...

Wells Elks Lodge to Receive ENF Impact Grant

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) recently announced that the Lodge will be receiving a coveted Impact Grant through their Community Investment Program. This is a highly competitive grant offered by the ENF which are designed to set a standard of excellence in community leadership through service through volunteerism.  Only 14 Lodges in the country will receive one of these grants in 2024. The Wells Lodge will be receiving $10,000 for their Elks Caring for the Caregiver Program.

Elks National Foundation News & Announcements

The Elks National Foundation announced several items of interest for members and Lodges as part of their e-news feed. These include the announcement of their Annual Report for 2022-23, a New Gratitude Grant Bonus, and information on the ENF's Scholarship Programs. ENF...

State ENF Raffle

As a statewide fundraiser for the Elks National Foundation, state ENF Chairman Dave Hammond has announced a raffle to be conducted through the fraternal year. Two prizes are being offered for these raffles "1 Raffle, 2 Winners" fundraiser: a diamond necklace and...

President Al Ingraham’s Farewell

What a fantastic year! Have you seen page 6 of the April Elks magazine. Nice picture of Stephanie and I, with Bruce and Helen Hidley and Wayne and Kathline Cotterly. I am so proud of the Maine lodges all of which exceeded the GER’s ENF goal. The ENF goal I set at...

Elks National Foundation Year-End Roundup

The Elk Lodges of Maine really came through when it came to fundraising for the Elks National Foundation (ENF) which is also known as the Great Heart of Elkdom. This year, all 20 of Maine's Lodges reached the Grand Exalted Ruler's per-member goal of $4.80 by a...

First Lady kicks off Fundraiser

First Lady Stephanie’s Fundraisers to equally benefit the MCCP, ENF and Veterans committees have been kicked off.  All tickets are $5.00 each, or twenty-six tickets for $20. Stephanie will be offering tickets in person at the Association's Spring Meeting at the...

How is the Elks National Foundation Helping Maine?

When you give to the Elks National Foundation, you’re doing more than funding the Elks National Drug Awareness and “Hoop Shoot” programs. You’re doing more than supporting the Community Investments Program and providing Emergency Educational Grants to the children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. You’re doing more than meeting the needs of today’s veterans and maintaining the Elks National Memorial. Learn more about how the ENF is helping the State of Maine!

Elks National Foundation Committee

The Elks National Foundation (ENF) is literally the “Great Heart of Elkdom” across the country, and definiately makes an impact on the Lodges and their communities in Maine.

The ENF Committee is responsible for encouraging Elk Lodges and their members to raise money to grow the fund. The premise behind the Elks National Foundation is to use only the income from the fund each year to support its programs and to grow the fund through investments and ongoing contributions from members and Lodges.

The Elks National Foundation supports Maine Communities in the following ways:

For every dollar donated to the ENF by the Maine Elks, the ENF returns to the State $1.60 in grants for Scholarship programs, Youth Programs, and Veteran Services.  Last year, that added up to $181,630 dollars Add to this the money granted through the Elk Lodges as part of the Community Investment Grants program which adds another $130,500 to Lodges in Maine to give back to their communities.

Since inception in 1928, the Maine Elks Association members and Lodges have contributed a total of $3,799,775 dollars to the foundation.

To the Maine Elks, the Elks National Foundation is very important, as the money allows our association and our members to continually show that Elks Care–Elks Share!

How Does ENF Help Maine

How is the Elks National Foundation Helping Maine?

When you give to the Elks National Foundation, you’re doing more than funding the Elks National Drug Awareness and “Hoop Shoot” programs. You’re doing more than supporting the Community Investments Program and providing Emergency Educational Grants to the children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. You’re doing more than meeting the needs of today’s veterans and maintaining the Elks National Memorial.

During the 2021-2022 Lodge year, the Elks of Maine donated $113,149 to the Elks National Foundation. This year, the Foundation will give back the following grants that support our State Major Project: The Maine Children’s Cancer Program, as well as other charitable and philanthropic projects. Some of the money goes to the Drug Awareness Program, Hoop Shoot, Soccer Shoot, and other educational programs.Last year the Maine Elks Asssociation received:

  • State Charities Grant:    $72,490.00
  • Special Projects Grant:  $52,310.00
  • Bonus Grant:                    $13,350.00

The Maine Elks Association will award a total of 6 Most Valuable Student scholarships to high school seniors. (Click here to check out last year’s recipients) In addition, we will award up to 5 Legacy scholarships to children, grandchildren and stepchildren of Elks. (Click here to check out Maine’s recent recipients.)

 

  •  Most Valuable Student: $24,000.00
  • Legacy Award: $16,000.00

We also provide the Elks National Veterans Service Commission with funding to support its volunteers working in veterans hospitals and medical centers.

 

  • Funding for VA Voluntary Service Volunteers:    $3,480.00
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