We are no longer accepting grant applications for 2024. Grant recipients will be announced by March 31, 2024.
The Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc. (SRF), will award several grants each year to deserving applicants from recognized Masonic appendant bodies. Applicants may be for programs at the national, state and local level. Funding for the grants is provided by the SRF. All grants must be utilized for qualifying 501(c)(3) programs.
The Achievement Grant program was created out of a belief that our appendant bodies play a key role in the future of our fraternity. Through this partnership, grants will be provided to support appendant bodies in critical areas. Our goal is to assist these groups by providing funding for worthwhile programs that could not be undertaken without financial assistance.
Grants awarded will range from $1,000–$10,000. The number and amount of grants awarded will be determined by the SRF on an annual basis. Grants are non-renewable.
Grant recipients will be announced by March 31, 2024.
Funds must be used in the year when awarded. Any funds not utilized for the approved grant must be returned to the Scottish Rite Foundation.
A grant completion report must be submitted to the Scottish Rite Foundation by February 1, 2025. This report should include a detailed explanation of how the funds were used, how the project met the SRF’s goals and a brief summary of how it has benefited the organization. If a report is not submitted, the applicant will not be eligible for future grants.
Grants may be applied for in the following areas:
- Leadership Training/Development
- Communication/Social Media
- Technology Improvements
- Educational Programs
- Mentoring Programs
- Community Relations
- Philanthropic programs
Grants will not be awarded for:
- Salaries or Professional Staff
- Annual or National Meetings
- Grand Officer Expenses
- Normal Operational Expenses
- Travel Expenses
- Philanthropic Endowments
The Supreme Council will select the awardees base on the following criteria:
- Measurable Objectives/Goals
- Grant is in Keeping with Masonic Principles
- Project Scope and Need
- Project Budget/Ability to Raise Additional Funds Needed