About The Maine Masonic
The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation was founded in 1993 by the membership of the Grand Lodge of Maine and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization under the Internal Revenue Code incorporated in the State of Maine. The mission of the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation is to support various programs throughout the State of Maine, and beyond when appropriate, which will enhance the lives of individuals and communities with Masonic ties. Through our dedicated staff and the tireless work of hundreds of volunteers, our programs and efforts reach individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds.
The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation has an executive director, a twelve-member board of trustees and a number of active committees. The President of the Foundation Board is the current Grand Master of Masons in Maine. Should you be interested in learning about how you may be able to help the Foundation, please contact us.
The programs offered through the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation have evolved over the years as a result of the feedback of the local Masonic Lodges in Maine to better suit the communities in which they reside.
We invite you to explore our website and read about us and our programs! Your financial support makes a difference, and the Foundation welcomes your support at any level. For more information, please call 207-843-1086, or email us at director@MaineMCF.org.
Freemasonry in Maine
Freemasonry is said to be the world’s oldest fraternity with its roots dating back hundreds of years. Masonry seeks to enhance the already fine qualities of its members and make a good man into a better man through the tenets of Freemasonry.
In 1820, the Grand Lodge of Maine came into existence shortly after Maine became the 23rd State of the Union. The first Governor of Maine also served as the first Grand Master of Masons in Maine, Governor William King.
Our Grand Lodge office is located centrally in Holden, Maine, but the real strength of Masonry in Maine resides in our local lodges. Currently, Maine is proud to have 177 lodges in communities throughout the State which are then divided into 24 Masonic Districts. Each lodge has its own character and blend of personalities that are unique to the men who attend the lodge. These lodges are integral in improving their communities, all while enjoying the benefits of belonging to the largest and most charitable of fraternities in the world.
Whether your interest is in the historical side of Masonry, learning more about leadership, public speaking, or just meeting some like-minded men, there is certainly a lodge for you.