Contrary to popular belief, one does not have to be a Freemason to benefit from Masonic charity. Freemasonry has an enviable record of providing regular and consistent financial support to individual charities over long periods, while at the same time making thousands of grants to local charities and projects throughout England and Wales each year.
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. Freemasonry is second only to the National Lottery in the level of money donated to charitable causes in the UK.
In addition to the support provided to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation looks beyond Freemasonry, making significant financial grants to charities that help people to live happy, fulfilled lives and to participate actively in society.
The charities supported make a significant and lasting difference to people in need. The Masonic Charitable Foundation aim to benefit as many people as possible and further those causes about which Freemasons and their families are most passionate.