Helping local Maine

communitIes & organizations



Improving lives in Maine through charity and good works

In early 2021, the Foundation  announced a new initiative called ‘MAC – Masons Assisting Communities’.

In partnership with the 170+ Masonic Lodges located throughout Maine, the Foundation expanded its community focused Matching Grants Program.

Under this new initiative – MAC  – the Foundation saw its matching grants program grow over 100%!  Last year we awarded over 500 grants!

Maine Masons have always been committed to helping local community organizations accomplish their goals – whether that is an extra set of hands to employ their time and talents or a form of financial support. 

   MAC –  Masons Assisting Communities 

The Foundation Trustees have kicked off a new project in Holden!
The Legacy / Memorial / Reflection Park

The project seeks to provide current and future generations of Masons the opportunity to provide for a legacy of their own through a physical and enduring structure that further builds on previous generations charitable giving. This project will therefore be advanced by future legacy gifts.


Program spotlights



Bikes for Books

Encouraging children to read

Many thanks to our sponsors for their support of this program

Maine Veterans Dental Program


Over $30,000 donated to help Maine Veterans access dental Thank you to all our donors - Sottish Rite Valley of Augusta, Arundel Masonic Lodge, Fraternal Masonic Lodge, Triangle Masonic Lodge, United Masonic Lodge, the Trustees of the Foundation, Debbie Redmond, Bob Hoyt, Franklin Savings Bank & HM Payson!

Promoting Healthy Living

Masonic Medical Research Institute

The Institute’s vision is to build scientific teams that can combine molecular biology, chemistry, computation, technology and engineering to create novel approaches to understanding and deciphering causes of disease. Using this knowledge, we will advance basic research to clinical application, therapeutics and cures. To this end, the Institute will foster an environment of creativity, risk-taking, and open sharing of data and research. Finally, this new model will seek collaborations, both within the Institute and worldwide, in our mission to combat disease.

More recent highlights across Maine

HELP us share this important message…

No ONE is alone. If you or someone you know needs help please contact NAMI Maine HELPLINE   800-464-5767 and press 1

If you are not in an immediate crisis situation, but you need to talk to someone, you can call the Maine Intentional Warm Line  1-866-771-9276

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MAC Golf Classic 2022

We raised over $34,000 at our 2nd Annual MAC GOLF CLASSIC this year! Thank you to all our sponsors and to all the golfers and volunteers that joined us.  Net proceeds benefited the Brotherhood Fund and the Children’s Center 

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Marge Jones Recreation Fields get much needed rehabilitation…Federal Masonic Lodge #6 takes advantage of the Foundation’s Matching Grants program and donates $3,000

Under its MAC – Masons Assisting Communities initiative the Foundation in partnership with Federal Masonic Lodge #6 donated $3,000 to support the rehabilitation efforts by the town. [below is Bill Chapman providing the $2,000 in Foundation matching funds to Jason Peasley, Rockport’s Fire Chief, and Jon Duke, Rockport Town Manager

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