2017-18 CIP Grant Applications will be available on July 1, 2017. As your Lodge prepares for the new grant year, here are a few tips for planning a successful project.

 Pinpoint a community problem and identify a solution the Lodge can provide. Next, create a budget and strategy for the Lodge’s project. Then identify Lodge members who can help put this project in action. After project completion, find ways to publicize the charitable impact of your Lodge’s project on Social Media publicize in local media, like the community newspaper. Need some project ideas? Check out the ElksInAction Instagram page for inspiration instagram.com/elksinaction. For help planning a successful project reference the CIP toolkit here: elks.org/cip/resources/toolkit.cfm..

This year, the ENF is offering a one-time grant opportunity through the Anniversary Grant. The Elks National Foundation wants to help every Lodge celebrate by doing even more do more for their communities.

Learn More Here: Visit elks.org/cip to find more information about CIP and the Anniversary Grant.

The Elks National Foundation allocated $12.53 million this year to fund the Community Investments Program. Lodges meet local needs through Beacon, Gratitude, Promise and Impact Grants. These grants offer Lodges opportunities to serve the community in ways that will raise the Lodge’s profile, energize the membership, encourage former members to return to the fold, and gain the notice of people who want to be part of an organization that’s doing great things. To learn more about the Community Investments Program, please visit elks.org/CIP.