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Masonic Matching Charity Grants Results

In 1998, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania matched approximately $480,000 raised by 322 lodges for 668 different charitable causes throughout the Commonwealth. Since January 1, 1999 approximately $300,000 has been matched by the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania for 354 charitable causes by 222 lodges. Since the program's beginning in 1998, approximately 1.5 million dollars has been spread throughout Pennsylvania communities where Masons saw there was a need.

Ideas for community projects, the matching charity grants kit, application forms, guidelines, rules and conditions for the program can be found and downloaded from the Grand Lodge web site www.pagrandlodge.org. All applications and questions are to be sent to the Masonic Matching Charity Grants Committee in the offices of the Pennsylvania Youth Foundation, Elizabethtown. For further information on the Matching Charity Grants program click here.

Check out these Matching Charity Grants success stories

The Show Must Go On . . . And It Did! Because of Masons of Frankford Lodge
The bold four -column headline in the Philadelphia area newspaper proclaimed, "Masons Rescue the Lincoln High School."...

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Infinity Lodge No. 546 Helps Neighbors, Students of Forbes Elementary School
The Masons of Infinity Lodge No. 546, Penn Hills, have formed a partnership...

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Salem Lodge Brings Smiles to Tiffany
Tiffany Swingle was smiling on April 27 when Chad Wilmont, W.M. of Salem Lodge...

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Masonic Donations
Washington Lodge No. 265, awarded $600 each to the Childrens Museum and to...

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Masonic Matching Charity Grants Philosophy

The Grand Lodge Masonic Matching Charity Grants program is designed to encourage each lodge to extend its charity into the local community. Each lodge is to look into its local community to see the charitable needs of individuals and organizations, which are not being met by any other source of funding.

When the lodge members vote to choose a recipient of their charitable donations and efforts, they should work hand-in-hand in unanimity to successfully support this effort.

To protect the fraternity from public criticism, the Matching Charity Grants Committee must review each recipient and any fund-raising program, prior to public announcement or presentation, to assure that lodges only support programs which are not controversial, and which are consistent with the goals of Freemasonry.

By supporting local programs and people, each lodge will become known as a group of caring community members who practice the principles of Freemasonry in their daily lives.

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