Masonic Foundation’s Impact

The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation improves the lives and communities of Masons by acting as a powerful philanthropic partner for Michigan’s Masonic lodges. The Foundation supports several valuable and life-changing programs such as Brotherly relief, community charities, scholarships, Child I.D. and the Masonry’s B.E.S.T. Community Grant. These programs are funded by generous donations.

It is this spirit of collaboration that has helped the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation become one of Michigan’s preeminent foundations, ensuring that Michigan Masons will have the capacity to support both our members and our communities well into the future.

When a man supremely gives, he supremely finds.

Michigan Masonic Home

Located in the friendly community of Alma, the Michigan Masonic Home Senior Living Services is a not‑for‑profit continuing care retirement community offering independent and assisted living, short‑stay rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care services to more than 400 residents.

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Masonic Advantage Program

Everyone knows that membership has its advantages. As a member of the Michigan Masons or Order of the Eastern Star, you may be eligible for the Masonic Advantage Program.

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Almoners Fund

The Almoners Fund has been established to assist Master Masons and their families, as well as their widows and orphans with immediate catastrophic or emergency needs. A discrete inquiry will promptly follow a referral and, if deemed applicable, the grant will be awarded as appropriate for the situation. Assistance grants through the Almoners fund will be kept discreet and confidential.

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Outside Relief

The Outside Relief program extends financial assistance to Masonic brothers and sisters who are experiencing financial difficulties as a result of unfortunate circumstances, such as a severe illness or injury. The program is specifically intended for people for whom residency at the Masonic Home is not an option.

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Orphans Support

Caring for Masonic orphans is an obligation Masons take seriously. A Masonic orphan should never feel that he or she is alone, or that because their parent is gone they are forgotten. As a brother, a Mason is tasked with caring for the orphans of his departed brethren and letting them know they are cherished members of the Masonic family.

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Masonic Widows

When a man becomes a Mason, he does more than just join a fraternity of men; he becomes a Brother, a member of a family with roots planted firmly in honor and tradition. As a Brother, he is tasked with caring for those members of his family who most need his support, especially the widows of his fellow Masons.

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Educational Assistance for Master Masons

At the core of Masonry is the commitment to learn and improve one’s self, to be a lover of the arts and sciences, and to work to enable one’s self to be productive and provide for one’s family. To those ends, the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation provides educational assistance scholarships for Master Masons to further their educational and career goals.

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S.A.Y. Detroit

Helping those in need, especially children which are the future of our society, is imperative to the mission of the Michigan Masons. We have partnered with S.A.Y. (Super All Year) Detroit, a fully formed 501 (c) (3) organization which provides ongoing literacy and tutoring support to thousands of families and students in Lipke Park. This program serves as a way to help children face the barriers of illiteracy and achieving their full potential, a commitment of our brotherhood.

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Michigan Child ID Program

For more than a decade, Michigan Masons have been helping parents and law enforcement secure a piece of mind should the tragedy of a missing child occur through the Michigan Child ID Program. Masonic Lodges throughout the state of Michigan distribute more than 5,000 identification kits to parents at community and school events each year, provided for free through the generosity and volunteerism of the Masons.

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Model Student Assistance Program

The Masonic Model Student Assistance Program is an intensive workshop designed to help educators, and anyone who works with youth, identify, intervene and create appropriate referrals for students who may be at risk due to substance abuse, depression, suicide, violence and other harmful behaviors. The research-based training provides insight for early and effective intervention for those students who display negative behavioral patterns which threaten their success at school.

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Bikes for Books

Reading is one of the most important things that we can give to our children. Teachers believe that reading can lead to a lifetime of achievements. The Michigan Masons sponsor a program called Books for Bikes. This effort helps encourage reading in children who are in grades 3-5.

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B.E.S.T. Grant

The Foundation is more involved than ever in improving the lives and communities of Michigan Masons acting as a powerful charitable partner through the B.E.S.T. Grant program–aiming to Build, Enrich, Strengthen and Transform our Michigan Communities.

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Community Charities Matching Grants

Through its Community Charities Matching Grants Program, the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation will match a local Lodge’s contribution, up to $1,500 per fiscal year, to benefit a variety of organizations, causes and programs such as schools, public safety and youth organizations and local food banks.

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Student Scholarship Matching Grants

The Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation also provides support towards Masonic Lodges and students in the community throughout Michigan by matching funds up to $1,500 per fiscal year.

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Make a Gift Today

To support these programs and other Masonic initiatives, please consider donating to the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation today.

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