About Grand Lodge
Together we make a profound difference
The Masons of California are committed to personal growth and making a profound difference in the lives of others.
We are committed to engaging and retaining members and their families through an enhanced, sustaining, and relevant membership experience. Fellowship, family, and lifelong learning are important to us. Leadership development and Masonic education are offered in a variety of formats to assist members in their continuous pursuit of knowledge, helping them excel both inside and outside the fraternity.
For California public education
As a fraternity, we have championed many great causes – but perhaps none so personal, or so affecting, as that of public education. From helping to establish the nation’s first public school systems to helping bring California’s public schools out of crisis in 1920, Masons have been on the forefront.
We continue to be leaders in statewide support of public schools through early literacy skills for kindergarteners at high risk for educational failure; scholarships for deserving – but often overlooked – high school seniors who might not otherwise have the ability to obtain a higher education; and a number of other critically needed programs benefiting underserved youth.
For those in need
Relief is one of our enduring and relevant values. We take responsibility for the well-being of our brothers, our families, and our communities. It’s our obligation. Our philanthropic causes are supported entirely by our members’ generous contributions.
Through the Masonic Homes of California, excellent care and critical services are provided for Masons and their wives and widows at our residential communities for seniors and through our statewide outreach programs.
The Masonic Center for Youth and Families (MCYAF) answers the need for integrated help for youth who struggle with behavioral or mental health issues. MCYAF is an expansion of the fraternity’s commitment to serve youth and families in a meaningful and innovative way, providing an integrated model of care that is unavailable anywhere else in the United States.
Raising A Reader
Raising A Reader Literacy Partnership
Together, the Masons of California and Raising A Reader will bring a nationally-acclaimed literacy program to those who need it most: children in the state’s lowest-performing public elementary schools, who are at the highest risk for educational failure.
We will circulate children’s books to homes, engage families in shared reading of those books, and help thousands of children develop reading readiness skills.
Your generous contributions will support our goal to significantly improve child literacy in California, transforming the future of thousands of children, their families, and their communities.
We can address this critical area of need, and improve our state’s public education system at its most basic level – child literacy.
The Masons of California have supported public education since 1850. Scholarships awarded annually by the California Masonic Foundation have enabled thousands of students to attend college.
The Masonic Scholarship Finder will guide you through four questions to determine your eligibility for various scholarships offered by Masonic-related organizations in California and throughout the U.S. Once you find a scholarship that interests you, you can submit a request for more information. Please begin by clicking here.
For more detailed information about each award, please review our Masonic Scholarship Guide.
We hope your education will enable you to make a profound difference in your local community, and the world.
Best of luck!