According to the Welden Cooper Center, in 2020 Maine is expected to have more residents aged 65 and older than aged 19 and under. The new Seniors Matching Grant program sponsored by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation aims to assist local lodges in achieving their charitable efforts in supporting this older demographic in their communities.
Whether it is a project to improve accessibility, provided much needed services or promote programs of companionship and caring; 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 that benefits or assists seniors.
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 the seniors in 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 Seniors Matching Grant program, click here to make a donation