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Community | Friendship | Charity

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Charity with friends

for those we love

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Join the Idaho Herd. Make a Difference.

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Welcome to the Gem State Elks!

Each year we make a significant impact in the communities we serve through our unmatched fellowship and common mission. Community, Friendship, and Charity are the core of the work we accomplish. Through our activites we make Idaho a better place to live, work, and play. 

Who We Are ?

We are the Idaho State Elks Association.  Our role is to provide charity and volunteerism that benefits Idahoans and the 21 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodges within our state. 

We are proud of our state major project, Idaho Elks Rehab, which is advancing physical rehab in Idaho.    It supports the work of not-for-profit physical rehabilitation providers, educators, and researchers throughout Idaho. Annual grants are awarded for state-of-the-art equipment, program development, staff educations, and research. 

We are one of 50 State Elks Associations that comprise the BPOE Elks. The BPOE is a nationwide fraternal organization of nearly one million men and women in over 2,000 Lodges in communities all across our country. Our organization is guided by our founding principles,  charity, justice, brotherly love, fidelity, and belief in God.

Our Mission

We love our communities and desire to preserve their cherished institutions, traditions, and values. We respect our neighbors and constantly seek to promote their well-being. We love and enjoy life and believe this enjoyment is increased by sharing it with family, friends and all with whom we connect. For over 140 years, the B.P.O. Elks has been dedicated to serving our fellow citizens through:

Drug Awareness

Veterans Services


Youth Activities and much, much more

Interested in Becoming an Idaho Elk?

We’re a fun group of people with a serious mission. The Idaho Elks Association is committed to Community, Friendship and Charity. Our diverse membership does valuable work, forging lifelong friendships and creating an unbreakable bond of charitible giving in the communities we serve.

Learn more about joining the Idaho Elks

If you’re interested in becoming an Elk and joining a Lodge, please visit our page link by clicking the button below to learn more. Please fill out our form and we’ll direct your request to the appropriate Lodge.

If you’re already an Elk and you’d like to invite someone to join, click on the same button to invite a friend to join!

Wondering if there’s a Lodge near you? Click on the Find a Lodge button to learn more.

We Volunteer to Make an Impact

Elks make an impact where we live, work, and play.  Our Lodges work as a team to sponsor programs to build stronger communities by assisting those in need through scholarships, medical research, recreational opportunities, and lots more.

Youth Services

Youth represent the future of our great Nation.  They are our nation’s most valuable asset.  We are committed to supporting Idaho youth.

Veterans Services

So long as there are veterans, we will never forget them.  Our programs focus on service to veterans in need.  Our veterans and active military members deserve our enduring gratitude for their service.

Community Investments

The Community Investment Program in Idaho provides grants to local lodges to make much needed improvements to each Idaho community we serve.

Volunteer Opportunities

The many activities supported by our local lodges require the tireless dedication of countless volunteers. We also work together as a State to meet many of our charitable goals.

Fundraising Efforts

Our fundraisers put the “FUN” in fundraisers. We work tirelessly to increase funds so we may continue providing for our communities.

In-Kind Donations

Donations are integral to supporting our mission. We rely on the generousity of the Idaho communities we serve. Many of our programs benefit from in-kind donations.

Our Impacts in Idaho

We have a cumulative impact on Idaho communities.
We are #ElksStrong and proud of our efforts! 

Idaho Elks Members Strong

Net Elks Member Increase

In Nation for New Memberships

Million Dollars Donated To Charity

People Helped Through Our Work


Read the latest Idaho Elks news and announcements from ISEA Leadership and Idaho Lodges.

Our Social Media

Don’t be left out of the Social Media loop! See what’s happening on the ISEA Facebook Page and interact with lodges and Elks in the State of Idaho.

Elks Social Shareables

Help us grow by sharing Elks social media posts. These shareables are focused on attracting younger members. Use and share these on social media to direct your friends to sign up for membership.

ISEA Partnerships

ISEA is committed to serving the missions of the Elks Grand Lodge and its respective programs. From Elks National Foundation to the Idaho Elks State Major Project, each of our partnerships helps us to support our efforts to make a difference in the lives of many.

Grow Your Herds

The success of the ISEA and Elks Grand Lodge mission depends on our efforts to increase our herds. Talk to your family, co-workers and friends today about joining the Elks!