Strong Foundations


This year marked the end of our first five-year strategy and we are so happy to share everything we have achieved.


The numbers in the report are impressive, but what we are most proud of is that behind this figure, there are many stories of people that were helped during difficult times and charities that were able to continue their vital work in communities.


Every donation matters, and we couldn't have done it without the generosity of Freemasonry and the hard work of everyone at the MCF. 


Thank you.

For Freemasons, for families, for everyone


The Masonic Charitable Foundation builds better lives by enabling opportunity, advancing healthcare and education and promoting independence for Freemasons, their families and the wider community.


Funded entirely through the generosity of Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation is one of the largest grant-making charities in the country.



How the Foundation helps Masonic families


A wide range of help and support is available for Freemasons, their wives, partners, widows, children and grandchildren. Most of the support provided takes the form of financial grants to assist with financial, health or family related needs.






• Daily living costs

• Grants following an accident, redundancy or personal crisis

• Funeral bills

• Minor home repairs



• Medical treatment

• Dental treatment

• Mobility aids and home adaptations

• Counselling




Family – Children in full-time education

• Costs for education or training

• Scholarships, travel grants and student accommodation

• Supporting exceptional talent in sport, music or the performing arts


Family – Care

  • Masonic care homes – including nursing, residential and dementia care
  • Respite care
  • UK holidays



Masonic Charitable Foundation appoint Wiltshire Mason Clive Emerson as Trustee


Clive Emerson is a member of Downton Lodge and a freeman of the Chartered Accountants Livery company.


Clive said “I’m really excited to become a trustee of the MCF. The work done to combine the four national Masonic charities into one has been a big success.  I look forward to the MCF continuing to work to put charity at the centre of what we do.”



How to apply to the Masonic Charitable Foundation


For further information about the help and support available from the Foundation, please call their dedicated freephone enquiry line: 0800 0356090 or email  You can also write to Masonic Charitable Foundation, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ


For more information about the Foundation’s grants and the application process, please visit:




Masonic Charitable Foundation  helps local communities


In addition to the support provided to Freemasons and their families, the Masonic Charitable Foundation looks beyond Freemasonry, making significant financial grants to charities that help people to live happy, fulfilled lives and to participate actively in society.


To find out more about the Foundation’s Community Support and Research grants, please visit: