Masonic Charity~

The Masonic Fraternity believes that its members have an obligation to give back to their communities, and to benefit others. It is an important point to emphasize that Masons are taught to go about these tasks in a quiet, unassuming fashion. This is meant to impress upon our members that it is the work, and not the individual, that is of importance. It is also to preserve the dignity of those for whom the work is performed. The philanthropic work of our Grand Lodge jurisdiction and its appendant bodies are as follows:

Connecticut Grand Lodge: Masonicare
Scottish Rite: Schizophrenia Research, Masonic Museum and Library, Children’s Learning Centers, and Scholarships
Knights Templar: Eye Foundation and Research
Tall Cedars of Lebanon: Muscular Dystrophy
Shrines of North America: Crippled and Burned Children’s Hospitals
Grotto: Dental Care for the Mentally Challenged
Eastern Star: Cancer Research and Religious Scholarships
Amaranth: Diabetes Research
Chapter, RAM: RICRA
Council, Royal and Select Masters: Arterial Sclerosis