Masonic Charitable Foundation

Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation (formerly The Freemasons' Grand Charity, Royal Masonic Trust for Girls and Boys, Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution and Masonic Samaritan Fund) builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.

Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.

A wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health or family related needs.

For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 035 60 90 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ

Medical opinion From Alzheimer’s and diabetes to prosthetic limbs, local medical research projects have been chosen by Freemasons across the UK to receive grants of up to £100,000. Peter Watts finds out how the voting worked In 2015,…
£30,000 given to support those affected by Cumbria floods The Freemasons' Grand Charity has donated £25,000 to the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund 2015. The emergency grant will support individuals and families who suffer financial hardship…
Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of Masonic Charitable Foundation announced In his speech at today's Quarterly Communication of Grand Lodge, the Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes confirmed the appointments of first Chief Executive and Chief…
Recognised and valued Whether you’re among those providing vital help or receiving it, caring will touch nearly everyone’s lives. Aileen Scoular finds that Freemasonry has been united in its support of carers for 25 years Every day some 6,000…
Sign of the times With support from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, a new GCSE in British Sign Language could open up the education system for deaf young people, writes Glyn Brown Communication is a major…
Giving continuity Pro Grand Master Peter Lowndes explains how the new Masonic Charitable Foundation will offer support and services to those who need help In December 2014, I announced that the Grand Master’s Council and the Provincial Grand…
Pioneering cancer research The Masonic Samaritan Fund (MSF) has donated £47,500 to Yorkshire Cancer Research (YCR) following the Bradford Crocus Cancer Appeal, which enabled the University of Bradford’s Institute of Cancer Therapeutics (ICT) to purchase a proteomics mass…
Charity awarded £89,000 following poll of local Freemasons who nominated them to receive the grant Tenovus Cancer Care’s project is one of thirteen medical research studies the Masonic Samaritan Fund has supported this year as…
Get your new lapel pin badge! To promote the launch of the Masonic Charitable Foundation in April next year, an exclusive lapel pin has been produced! To receive yours, complete the subscription form on the…
Oxfordshire Freemasons have presented a Masonic Samaritan Fund (MSF) grant of £100,000 to Alzheimer’s Research UK to help them fund pioneering research into new tools for dementia diagnosis. Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia…
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