Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
PO Box 2406
Edmond OK 73083-2406
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Edgar M. Woody Fund for the Aged
Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma
Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma Education Endowment Fund
Masonic Home for the Aged
Masonic Home for Children
Mission Statement
Dedicated to the tenets of Freemasonry, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, our leadership guides the course for our fraternal benevolence and provides stewardship for the legacy entrusted to us.
The Foundation's mission is to provide a network of programs supporting charitable and educational needs of Oklahomans from every walk of life while remaining firmly committed to Masonic tenets and our continuing legacy of leadership and stewardship.
Contact Information
Contact Name John Logan
Contact email
Address PO Box 2406
Edmond, OK 73083 2406
Phone (405) 348-7500
Fax 405-348-9031
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 3424 French Park Drive
Edmond OK 73034
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Check, cash, card, phone, online, trust/estate gift, bequest. Also donate via Facebook at
Non-cash donations accepted include: real estate and mineral rights, vehicles, stock, trusts and estates. Please contact our office to determine if a non-cash item can be accepted. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $5,234,000.00
Projected Expenses $5,234,000.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1930
IRS Ruling Year 1970
State Registration Expiration May 2020
Dedicated to the tenets of Freemasonry, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, our leadership guides the course for our fraternal benevolence and provides stewardship for the legacy entrusted to us.
The Foundation's mission is to provide a network of programs supporting charitable and educational needs of Oklahomans from every walk of life while remaining firmly committed to Masonic tenets and our continuing legacy of leadership and stewardship.
The Foundation officially organized in 1930 and continues to expand its programs and vision to fit a growing Oklahoma. For more information about the Foundation, visit our website at, or contact our office at 405-348-7500.
MCF's programs provide educational or charitable benefit to Oklahomans from every walk of life:
- Through the Matching Funds programs, over $50 million has been infused into Oklahoma communities since 1983;
- Over $8 million in support given to the Oklahoma Area Agencies On Aging to provide needed services to help the elderly age in their homes;
- Provided $1 million to Oklahoma Medical Research Labaratory for research specific to Alzheimer's and aging.  
- Over $4 million in funding provided to Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma). In partnership with local Oklahoma lodges, over 4 million FREE vision screenings have been provided to Oklahoma school children;
- The first organization to place public education endowments at every publicly funded Oklahoma university and college, totaling $2.7 million, and over $750,000 in scholarships provided to date;
- Annual sponsors of the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year, State Superintendent's Awards for Arts Excellence, Student and Teacher of Today programs, OETA program underwriting, Payne Education Center, The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
- Sponsor of High School Ethics Bowl in Oklahoma Region
- $1 million FFA Foundation Masonic Endowment provides FFA programming and scholarships across the state of Oklahoma. 
Recently, the Foundation has made significant grants to:
- Serve every individual on the Oklahoma School for the Deaf's Senior Hearing Aid Program waitlist; 
- NewView's Home for Hope Campaign - $250,000
- The Children's Center medical equipment - $137,625
- D-DENT, to provide dentures and restorative dental care for the elderly - $100,000
- Hearts for Hearing, to provide charitable aid for children with hearing impairments - $25,000
- YMCA Military Welcome Center at Will Rogers Airport;
- Cavett Kids' Foundation camps for children with terminal or chronic illness;
- Turning Point Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center - $50,000
- Right Path Riding Academy Therapeutic Riding Center - $50,000 
- The Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma/Arkansas Chapter - $150,000;
- The YWCA Oklahoma City Capital Campaign - $50,000;
- Sulphur Veteran's Center - $50,000;
- Camp McFadden - $30,900; and
- The Oklahoma Department of Veteran's Affairs - $50,000.
We are a unique organization with the resources and partnerships to make a big difference to Oklahomans. We need marketing expertise, the opportunity to be more known to the people and organizations within our state, and key partnerships with other nonprofits who have a mutual mission to serve Oklahomans. 
All gifts to the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma are fully endowed to preserve the legacy of Masonic Charity in Oklahoma. Our programs and charitable giving are funded with the income generated by gifts. Donations and estate gifts are managed carefully to ensure the longevity of our charitable giving. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement With programs for public education, public wellness, and public charity, nearly every Oklahoman has been exposed to or benefited from a program of the Masonic Fraternity. 
Board Chair Statement

First and foremost, we feel a special responsibility to care for our members. When age, illness, or disaster has given them extra burdens to carry, we provide assistance through the Promises Matter Grant Program. However, the majority of our giving goes to people who have no connection with the Masonic fraternity at all.  The Masonic Assistance Program for Seniors, through our partnership with the Oklahoma Association of Area Agencies on Aging, provides approximately $700,000 each year to help aging Oklahomans remain in their homes. Our partnership with Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma) helps protect the eyesight of school children through eye screenings and referrals for care.  Through our partnership with the State Department of Education we recognize outstanding teachers, and through our sponsorship of OETA (Oklahoma Educational Television Authority) programming, we take pride in helping to provide good, family-friendly programs such as Antiques Roadshow, Nature, The Movie Club and This Old House.  Through our State Funded Four Year University Endowment program we have established endowments at every publicly funded university and college in Oklahoma with the goal of making a positive impact on the students and the communities they influence.

The Foundation's Matching Funds program allows funds raised by local Masonic Lodges to be matched in support of the local charitable or educational needs of their communities, literally doubling the effective benevolence of the lodges across the State.

Please visit our website at tor our Facebook page at to see more of what the Masonic Charity Foundation does to make our communities a better place through Masonic charity. 

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Canadian County
Central Oklahoma
Cleveland County
Custer County
El Reno
Garfield County
Grady County
Lincoln County
Logan County
McClain County
Midwest City/Del City
Nichols Hills
Nicoma Park
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City - downtown
Oklahoma City - East
Oklahoma City - North
Oklahoma City - NE
Oklahoma City - NW
Oklahoma City - South
Oklahoma City - SE
Oklahoma City - SW
Oklahoma City - West
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
Oklahoma - Statewide
Payne County
Pottawatomie County
Putnam City
The Village
Warr Acres
The State of Oklahoma
Service Categories
Description The Masonic Charity Foundation received a substantial bequest from the estate of Edgar M. Woody, with the stipulation that the earnings from the bequest are to be used to benefit senior citizens.

The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma has partnered with Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) across the state with funding to assist persons 55 years of age and older with direct services. The donation was allocated between the AAA’s that cover the entire state.

The AAA’s have an in-depth working knowledge of current government programs that are available to the elderly in Oklahoma, as well as where gaps or non-covered needs among Oklahoma’s older citizens exist.

This funding enables AAAs to assist many callers with resources that previously were not available. Some of the services that are offered are: home repairs, wheel chair ramp construction, transportation, utility assistance, chore services, emergency medication and durable medical equipment.

Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Through the Area Agencies On Aging, this program has been able to provide over $8.5 million of assistance to the elderly with items and services not covered by other government programs. Each year, the Foundation receives thank you notes from individuals whose quality of life was greatly improved by the dentures, hearing aids, and wheelchair ramps provided through this program.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
In 2012, the Foundation's contribution to this program was $720,586. The 2013 contribution budget is $758,722.
The Matching Fund program allows local lodges to substantially increase the impact they have on causes in their local community. Matching Funds can be used to support many community needs: volunteer fire departments, public school projects, scholarships, needs of individuals like medical expenses and charitable home repairs, and community gifts. Each lodge receives an annual budget of $12,500 to put toward causes in their community. Combined with the lodge's fundraising efforts, that enables EACH lodge in Oklahoma the potential to infuse $25,000 of charitable funds into their local community. 
Population Served US General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
Since inception, the Matching Funds program has consistently grown, with utilization increasing each year. In 2012, the Foundation matched $1,642,219 in funds raised by local lodges, for total contributions to Oklahoma charitable and educational causes of over $3,284,000 in the Matching Funds program alone!
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
The Matching Funds program is particularly successful at addressing the needs of small communities where resources are limited or where other programs do not exist to address certain needs. Matching Funds allow lodges to assist individuals and families with pressing needs, offer support to public schools and community programs, and provide general community support for fire departments and public safety.
Since 1986, the Masonic Charity Foundation has partnered with Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma) to provide FREE vision screening to Oklahoma school children. With volunteers from local lodges, SPOT camera fundraising drives, and annual Foundation funding, the partnership has provided over 3 million screenings to Oklahoma residents.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Elderly and/or Disabled
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Since program inception, nearly 5 million screenings have been provided FREE of charge to Oklahoma schoolchildren. Thousands of children have been referred for professional services for vision conditions that may otherwise have gone undetected.
The Masonic Charity Foundation administers the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma's Youth Scholarship program. Currently, scholarships are available to members of the Masonic youth groups: DeMolay, Rainbow, and Job's Daughters. To date, over $750,000 in scholarship funds have been disbursed.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Description Since inception of the program in 2008, the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma has become the first organization to place endowments at every publicly funded university and college in Oklahoma. Endowments placed to date total $2.7 million and provide support for various leadership, community service, and cultural enrichment programs. 
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description The Promises Matter program provides help for Master Masons, their minor children and widows, and female members of the Order of the Eastern Star when experiencing times of need. The Promises Matter program requires the involvement of the member's local lodge(s) or chapter(s) and is intended to be a one-time help in a period of need; it is not a subsidy program, and no member is guaranteed assistance. Promises Matter can help with a variety of needs including emergency disaster relief, burial expenses, home repairs, and basic needs while unable to work due to injury or disability. 
Population Served General/Unspecified
Disaster Programs
In response to an outpouring of support after the May 2013 tornadoes in Oklahoma, the Foundation created a Tornado Relief Fund as part of the Promises Matter Grant program. Promises Matter Grants provide assistance to Masons and their widows and minor children, and to female members of the Order of the Eastern Star. In 2013, over $300,000 in contributions were provided for Tornado Relief. In addition to emergency grants given by the Foundation, 100% of Tornado Relief funds collected are distributed for relief.
Description Emergency Promises Matter Grants are available for Master Masons, their minor children and widows, and female members of Order of the Eastern Star who are completely displaced from their home due to fire, flood, or other disaster. To request assistance, eligible members should contact their local lodge or chapter.  
Population Served General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director John Logan
Start Date June 2008
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Beacon AwardJournal Record2013
Beacon AwardJournal Record2012
Beacon AwardJournal Record2010
Outstanding Philanthropic FoundationAssociation of Fundraising Professionals, Oklahoma Chapter2009
Aging Innovations AwardNational Area Agencies on Aging2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name William "Jim" Cloud
Company Affiliation Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2022
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
David AllenVoting
John AllfordVoting
Richard AllisonVoting
Charles CallahanVoting
Matthew CargillVoting
Ronald ChambersVoting
John ChurchVoting
William "Jim" CloudVoting
Robert G. DavisVoting
Elwood IsaacsVoting
Bobby LawsVoting
John LoganVoting
R. Keith MaddenVoting
Michael MaxeyVoting
Jack PainterVoting
David RayVoting
Randall RogersVoting
Bedford Rowland Jr.Voting
Lanny SanderVoting
JoAnn SheppardVoting
D. Ridge SmithVoting
Neil StittVoting
Charles StuckeyVoting
Standing Committees
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $5,234,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $5,234,000
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue($2,251,055)$12,425,560$9,238,977
Total Expenses$7,614,227$4,519,997$4,293,269
Revenue Less Expenses($9,865,282)$7,905,563$4,945,708
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,733,915$2,754,888$2,883,931
Unrealized Gain/Loss($6,363,402)$8,199,146$4,577,904
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$5,936,246$3,220,643$3,136,404
Administration Expense$1,677,981$1,299,354$1,156,865
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates$7,614,227----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.002.752.15
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%71%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$90,921,166$100,786,448$92,880,885
Current Assets$1,749,126$3,021,962$3,136,259
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$90,921,166$100,786,448$92,880,885
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $2,733,915Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $8,199,146Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $4,577,904
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $1,217,270Investment Income $2,754,888Investment Income $2,883,931
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $161,162Other $975,765Other $953,350
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
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Address PO Box 2406
Edmond, OK 73083 2406
Primary Phone 405 348-7500
Contact Email
Give with Credit Card
CEO/Executive Director John Logan
Board Chair William "Jim" Cloud
Board Chair Company Affiliation Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma