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

Funding vital research An annual UK-wide awareness week began on 12 June for Diabetes UK, a charity that cares for and campaigns on behalf of those affected by, or at risk of, diabetes Diabetes UK…
Our first donor While the Masonic Charitable Foundation officially launched on 1 April 2016, it was in late 2015 that the first donation was received, when John Grimwood sent a £5 text donation upon receipt of…
Common culture The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s CEO David Innes explains how the charity aims to create a single organisation with a shared vision After many years of careful planning, it was exciting when on 1…
In the picture Over the past six months, a series of short videos has been released to promote the work of the MCF. The final video was released on 1 April to coincide with the operational…
Voice of an angel 14-year-old Jasmine Elcock, the daughter of a London Freemason, received a standing ovation from the Britain’s Got Talent judges on Thursday night with her rendition of Wings by Birdy after expressing…
Stronger voice Chief Executive of the Masonic Charitable Foundation David Innes explains how he intends to use the leadership and operational expertise he gained in the military to take the new charity forward What did you do…
On medical grounds Freemasonry is helping to fund pioneering work into lung cancer and leukaemia treatments. Aileen Scoular found out more at the UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust When 18-year-old Gareth King was diagnosed with…
Valued support  for palliative care The Freemasons’ Grand Charity continued to support hospices with a total donation of £600,000 in 2015. Across England and Wales, 245 adult and children’s hospices have received funding to provide essential…
Taking the lead with canine partners Canine Partners helps people with disabilities to enjoy greater levels of independence by providing assistance dogs. The charity has received a £50,000 grant from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity for its new…
New approach to child protection The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in Warwickshire has obtained a £47,500 grant from the Grand Charity for a new approach to detecting and preventing abuse of young children. The grant…
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