Masonic Charity

The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.

 

From its earliest days, Freemasonry has been concerned with the care of orphans, the sick and the aged. This work continues today. In addition, large sums are given to national and local charities.

 

Masonic charity is exercised at every level: individual Lodges make gifts and give aid to their own communities and every Province also gives large sums of money to regional causes.

Brac Lodge

Locally, we encourage members to support charities important to them.

Regular Charities

The Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation

 

The objective of the Foundation is to raise funds and to solicit donations of products and services from both masonic and non-masonic sources. The purpose is to provide food, clothing, shelter, medicine, education, counseling and other necessary care for needy children in the Cayman Islands, and to provide modest assistance to children in need who do not fit the criteria for the usual social-service programmes. The Brac Lodge’s primary charity has been to the CMCF which provides a sizable annual contribution to the “Feed Our Future” Campaign to provide lunches for children in the Publicly Funded Schools.

 

The Cayman Masonic Benevolence Association

 

The objects of the Association are to raise funds from any Masonic source, and to use these funds and the income earned thereon for the assistance of the Freemasons of the Cayman Islands and their wives, widows, children and other dependents in need of assistance.

Other Brac Lodge Charities

Haiti Earthquake Relief

Kirkconnell Community Care Centre

Jamaican Masonic Benevolence Association

District Board of Benevolence

Cuban Relief Fund

Cayman Islands Crisis Centre

Dominica Hurricane Relief Fund

Cayman Islands Lion’s Club Children’s Christmas Party

DGL Hurricane Relief Fund

District Charity

The District Grand Lodge has three main charitable projects and these are as follows:

THE DISTRICT BOARD OF BENEVOLENCE

Under the guidance of the President of the District Board of Benevolence, the Board reviews petitions sent to it by the Lodges in the District for relief in both Masonic and non-Masonic circumstances.

THE JAMAICA MASONIC BENEVOLENCE ASSOCIATION

This Association seeks to aid indigent Freemasons, their families, and dependents. It is jointly sponsored and supported by the English, Irish and Scottish Constitutions.

THE NATIONAL CHILDREN’S HOME:

The District takes a special interest in this institution for homeless children.

In addition to supporting these charities, individual Lodges have their own outreach programs for the benefit of hospitals, schools and community projects in their immediate vicinities with a special emphasis on charities which benefit children generally.

 

“..and the greatest of these is charity.”

United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom and coordinated by the United Grand Lodge of England, our efforts are channelled through four main charity organisations:

Latest Masonic Charity News

  • Masonic Charitable Foundation Supports Thames Hospice

    A cooperative effort between Berkshire Freemasons, the Provincial Grand Lodge of Buckinghamshire and the Masonic Charitable Foundation has enabled a £60,000 donation to the Thames Hospice....

  • Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation Donates to Feed our Future

    The Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation (“CMCF”) continues to support Feed our Future (“FOF”). W. Bro. Donnie Forbes presents a cheque for KYD $15,000 representing the CMCF’s annual donation to the charitable organization....

  • Surry Freemasons Support RMBI

    we’re delighted to share the news that the Provincial Grand Lodge of Surrey completed their 2019 Festival Appeal in May and raised a phenomenal £3.3 million for The Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company (RMBI). Jonathan Spence, Deputy Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England,......

  • Freemasons create charitable foundation for needy students in Singapore

    The Masonic Charitable Foundation will be officially launched on Saturday (June 8) to financially support underprivileged students here. Its launch coincides with Singapore’s bicentennial, which commemorates 200 years since a British trading post was established in Singapore by perhaps the most famous freemason, Sir Stamford......

  • Norfolk Freemasons donate £190,000 to fund state-of-the-art prostate cancer scanner

    The Provincial Grand Lodge of Norfolk has donated £190,000 to fund a state-of-the-art prostate cancer scanner. The state-of-the-art Affymetrix Microarray Scanner will be used to differentiate between the majority of harmless prostate cancers, known as pussycat cancers, and the 10 per cent which are aggressive, known as......

  • Devonshire Freemasons join Warhorse author to help disadvantaged children down on the farm

    Devon Freemasons have donated £63,000 to Farms for City Children to help 200 disadvantaged children experience life on a farm. The charity was set up by Sir Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare and the acclaimed author was present at Nethercott to welcome members of the Devonshire Freemasons......

  • Masonic Charitable Foundation Donates to victims of Cyclone Idai

    The Masonic Charitable Foundation has donated £45,000 to help victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. This donation will give victims access to clean water, tarpaulins, plastic sheets and other emergency supplies. Cyclone Idai has affected nearly 3 million people and it is......

  • Freemason Brad Paisley, Wife Open Free Nashville Grocery Store for Those in Need

    Brad Paisley and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are partnering with Belmont University to open The Store, a free grocery store in Nashville. The Store, which will be located at 2005 12th Ave. South, will be a food pantry modeled as a grocery store. Paisley,......

  • Freemasons raise more than £2m for air ambulance

    More than £2.3m has been given to the East Anglian Air Ambulance during a decade of fundraising from the Freemasons. In 2007 the Freemasons launched their grant scheme for Air Ambulances and equivalent rescue services across England and Wales. Since then over £2.3m has been......

  • Freemasons donate to Heart Foundation

    Nola Philpotts (second right), senior manager, health administration at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, accepts a cheque for $250,000 from Dwight Reece, deputy district grand master of the District Grand Lodge of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands....

  • Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation supports Feed Our Future

    The Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation (“CMCF”) continues to support the Feed Our Future charity (“FOF”). Bro Donnie Forbes presents a cheque for KYD $15,000 representing the CMCF’s annual donation to the charity....

  • Cornwall Blood Bikes receive £25,000 from Masonic Charitable Foundation

    Cornwall Blood Bikes, who received the most votes in Cornwall, were presented with their MCF Community Awards grant of £25,000. ...

  • Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation Supports Feed Our Future

    Annually, the Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation, award Feed Our Future a generous endowment providing a significant boost to our programmes budget. We remain honoured by the Cayman Masonic Children’s Foundation’s generous expression of support and shared commitment to the children in our community. Thank you!......

  • Freemasons Grand Charity Supports Haiti Earthquake Relief

    Following the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, The Freemasons’ Grand Charity donated £30,000 to the Red Cross, towards assisting with the immediate aftermath. This video shows some of the activities undertaken....