Helping local Maine

communitIes & organizations

thrive

It is November 2022!  In the past twelve months the Foundation – in partnership with the 177 local Masonic Lodges – provided over $910,000 to community nonprofits, towns and organizations across this beautiful state to help those in need and make Maine stronger.

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

In partnership with the 177 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%!

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. 

This matching grants initiative – MAC 
Masons Assisting Communities – seeks to encourage and empower Maine Masons to do even more locally and to bring awareness to their inspiring efforts.

Help us share this important message…Lift the Mask and sound the alarm to make sure this conversation continues to happen.
Below is the Trailer and here is a link to the Award Winning Documentary [https://thequellfoundation.org/documentary/]

Anyone suffering from ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, PTSD, SUICIDAL THOUGHTS – you are not alone. Help is available:

Maine Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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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

MAC Golf Classic 2022

On Monday, September 19th, we held the MAC Golf Classic 2022 at the Augusta Country Club in Manchester, Maine.  With the support of all the golfers and our generous sponsors, we raised over $35,000 with net proceeds being just around $20,000 – meaning we were able to donate just over

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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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Oxford Hills Youth Wrestling

Under its MAC – Masons Assisting Communities initiative the Foundation in partnership with Paris Masonic Lodge #94 and Tyrian Masonic Lodge #73 contributed almost $15,000 to make sure the over 90 young girls and boys in towns stretching from the borders of Lewiston-Auburn to the Mountains and Lakes Regions in

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