The Connecticut Freemasons Foundation
The Connecticut Freemasons Foundation provides a conduit for donations to be collected and funneled to various deserving charities. It also builds an endowment fund whose income can compliment and supplement the charitable endeavors of the Grand Lodge of Connecticut. The Foundation was organized twelve years ago for the purpose of supporting philanthropic pursuits beyond care of the elderly so ably done by Masonicare and The Masonic Charity Foundation.
Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. It is dedicated to promoting improvement in the character of its members. A Mason is taught to be a good citizen, to be of good character, to care for those less fortunate, and to give back to his community.
The Masonic fraternity contributes over $1 billion each year to its philanthropic pursuits, with over $750 million of that in the United States.
Freemasonry traces its roots to the Middle Ages, and its association with actual or operative stone masons, who built the magnificent cathedrals, castles, and monasteries of Europe. These groups, eventually, accepted members who were not actual working masons. At that time they adopted the term "Accepted" Masons, and Freemasonry was born.
Requests for grants from the Connecticut Freemasons Foundation can now be completed by downloading a Grant Application Form. The funds must be used for charitable purposes, and a Grant Report Form must be completed to qualify for any additional future grants. Please click on the highlighted forms for download (pdf).
CT Freemason Foundation
PO BOX 69
Wallingford, CT 06492