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. We have programs through the Masonic Assistance Program for Seniors, through our partnership with the Oklahoma Association of Area Agencies on Aging; as well as, our partnership with Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma) to protect the eyesight of school children through eye screenings. Through our partnership with the State Department of Education we recognize outstanding teachers. And, through our partnership with OETA (Oklahoma Educational Television Authority) we take pride in sponsoring 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 each state funded university and college in Oklahoma with the goal of making a positive impact on the students and the communities they influence.
Last, but not least, is our Matching Funds program which has proven to be the most popular program of the Foundation. Through this program, local Masonic Lodges can raise funds for local charitable or educational needs, and the Foundation will match their funds, literally doubling the effective benevolence of the Lodge.
We invite you to browse through www.mcfok.org to obtain the full story of what the Masonic Charity Foundation does to make our communities a better place through Masonic charity.
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 11 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.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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