Elks National Foundation and Cerebral Palsy

Elks National Foundation

In 1928, one man's dream became a reality for all Elks and the communities we serve. Then-National President John F. Malley envisioned a plan that would “unite the forces of the Order into a mighty army for the service of mankind.” During the annual Grand Lodge Convention in Miami that year, Malley's call to service inspired delegates to take action by voting to establish the Elks National Foundation with an initial $100,000 grant.

More than 80 years after Malley shared his vision with the Order, the ENF continues to unite all Elks in service to their communities.

Since inception, the ENF has contributed more than $324.6 million toward Elks' charitable projects nationwide. These funds enable programs that support youth, honor veterans, and meet needs in areas where Elks live and work. Our programs continue to grow each year, allowing Elks to do even more to build stronger communities.

This year, the ENF will invest a record $6.5 million in Elks communities through Community Investments program grants for Elks Lodges. This includes the addition of Beacon Grants, $1,000 grants available to every Lodge for an ongoing, Elks-driven, charitable project.

Cerebral Palsey - Ohio Elks Assoc. State Major Project

State Project: Ohio Elks Association

Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centers

The Ohio Elks Association provides financial aid to established Cerebral Palsy Treatment Centers.