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Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma


Last Updated: 2016-02-04

At A Glance

Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma

P.O. Box 2406

Edmond, OK United States 73083-2406

Telephone: (405) 348-7500


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $83,813,732

Total giving: $3,936,216





Additional Contact Information

Street address: 3424 French Park Dr., Edmond, OK 73034; Toll-free tel.: (877) 562-7667


Established in 1930 in OK

Purpose and Activities

The foundation is the primary charitable and educational organization of Oklahoma Freemasonry, and provides support for members of the Masonic Fraternity and other local organizations.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships to graduating high school seniors of Oklahoma who are members of the Youth Orders for attendance at any accredited college, university, trade or vocational school within or outside of OK.

Matching Funds Program

The purpose of the program is to allow a Masonic lodge to meet local needs. Two types of programs operate under the Matching Fund program, Lodge Fund Matching and Joint Effort Fund Matching.

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

The foundation offers cash prizes to Oklahoma teachers recognized for outstanding performance. The program is under the auspices of the Oklahoma State Department of Education. In an extensive process, local Teachers of the Year are selected. These go to regional contests and then, to the state. Each teacher prepares an extensive curriculum vita, a video tape, as well as undergoes an interview process. See foundation web site for additional information.

Partners in Prevention

This program supports the Prevent Blindness Oklahoma vision screening program.

Senior Essay Contest

The Masonic essay contest is open to all seniors in Oklahoma public schools. Statewide prizes range from $2,000 for 1st place boy and girl through $100 for 10th place boy and girl. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place local division winners from each participating school are awarded certificates. Information for the contest is mailed to all Oklahoma Lodges in Aug., prior to the start of school. The essays are professionally graded in Dec. and Jan., with final results of the essay contest being sent to each participating Lodge in mid to late Jan. All certificates and cash prizes are mailed to each participating Lodge in the Spring for presentation by the Lodge, usually at an Awards Assembly. See foundation web site for additional information .

Senior Service Program

The program assists elderly members to pay off medical bills, replace their water heater or furnace, or help in other ways to get members over temporary needs.

Student of Today/Teacher of Today

Recognition program for outstanding students and teachers nominated by their school. See foundation web site for additional information.

Youth Scholarship Program

The program provides scholarships for applicants who must be Oklahoma DeMolay, Rainbow or Job's Daughter majority member or member in good standing at the time of application, and must personally represent the teachings and ideals of the Masonic Bodies. A 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale must be maintained for subsequent scholarship applications to be considered. Scholarship amount is approximately $2,000 a year.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Higher education
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Seniors

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $83,813,732 (market value)

Gifts received: $1,148,193

Expenditures: $4,936,462

Total giving: $3,936,216

Qualifying distributions: $4,518,081

Giving activities include:

$3,770,913 for grants

$165,303 for grants to individuals