Community Betterment Matching Grants

Masonry has the unique opportunity to become a partner in every community in which Masons reside. The Community Betterment Matching Grant program sponsored by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation assists a local lodge in achieving its charitable efforts in their communities.

Whether it is putting in a bench at a park, helping a library, raising funds for a food bank, fuel assistance, or more; the Masonic Charitable Foundation offers lodges the ability to enhance their fund raising capabilities. Lodges have the ability to raise funds for the causes that captivate their interests and make application to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for up to $1,000 in matching funds. The Foundation will now match $2 for every $1 earned for the first $500 raised on a program.  Each year roughly forty lodges make application to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for the Community Betterment Grant.

Lodges are asked to complete the application included below with as much detail as possible, and if approved, funds will be sent to the lodge. There is little that a lodge can do to better take the charitable efforts that are important to Masonry than by supporting their communities.  The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation is proud to partner with lodges in this effort.

Please read the guidelines for submitting a grant application here.  Lodge members can either apply for the grant online here and immediately submit the application or download and print the pdf application.

To support the Community Betterment Matching Grant program, click here to make a donation