Masonic Programs

Masonic Programs

To fulfill the mission and promise of the Masonic fraternity, the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania coordinates various programs to assist members, their families, servicemen and women, and the greater community.

Almoner's Fund

Almoner’s Fund

Every Lodge that does not already have an Almoner’s Fund in place will develop one dedicated to the relief of worthy distressed members and their families, and will appoint an Almoner to manage the fund.

Learn more about the Almoner’s Fund

Help for Our Heroes

Since January 2008, when R.W. Past Grand Master Stephen Gardner, a Navy veteran, initiated a program whereby Pennsylvania Freemasons and others could show their support for the U.S. military, over $1 million in donations have helped service men and women and veterans, primarily from Pennsylvania.

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Help for Our Heroes
Blood and Organ Donor Program

Masonic Blood + Organ Donor Program

All Pennsylvania Masons are eligible for membership in the Masonic Blood + Organ Donor Program. A donation of one unit of blood provides coverage for the immediate family. Please donate as often as you can — blood supply is a precious gift of life that only you can give.

Learn more about the Masonic Blood + Organ Donor Program

Master Builders Award

The Master Builders Award was developed by the Grand Lodge to recognize newly made Masons who have worked diligently to engage in the activities of their Lodge, their District and the Fraternity as a whole.

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Master Builders Award
Masonic Outreach


The Masonic Outreach Program, administered by the Masonic Villages, provides direction, education and information on a myriad of helpful community services, personal care and skilled care homes, and government and state programs to support our Brethren, their families, widows and others in our communities.

Learn more about the Masonic Outreach Program