Authorized by Grand Lodge of Utah at its fifty-seventh Annual Communication, was Incorporated under the laws of Utah, February 13, 1929. The Masonic Foundation of Utah is the charitable arm of Grand Lodge of Utah F. & A.M.
The Mission of the Masonic Foundation of Utah is to promote the Masonic ideals of charity, relief, self-improvement , and the betterment of our communities and humanity through efforts consistent with the requirements and limitations of Section 501©3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Masonic Foundation was formed in 1929 by the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Utah. Through it, Utah Masons have touched the lives of thousands of individuals in Utah through college scholarships, support for community charities that help fight hunger, homelessness and other social issues as well as cultural charities that provide enrichment to people’s lives. Additionally, the Foundation provides financial assistance for national disaster efforts on a case by case basis. The Masonic Foundation of Utah is but one example of Utah Freemasonry striving to be a positive influence to all people.
The foundation is composed of all members entitled to vote in Grand Lodge, with responsibility for the management of its business entrusted to a board of Trustees. These are the Grand Master and Grand Secretary, during their term of office, and three others elected from the membership of Grand Lodge for staggered three year terms.
The Tax Reform Act of 1969 and subsequent amendments as passed by Congress places strict guidelines on the operation and distribution of income of public and private Foundations. The regulations, as promulgated by the Internal Revenue Service, require that income be distributed only to qualified non-profit, tax exempt organizations for philanthropic, charitable, or educational purposes. It is a Non-profit, tax exempt Corporation, under the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3.
The Utah Masonic Foundation is proud to announce that we have contributed directly to the Masonic Service Association $7,000.00 in relief to the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma!
The Masonic foundation distributes funds twice each year. In July we award scholarships and in October, grants to qualifying charitable organizations. Annually the foundation awards approximately $250,000.00 in scholarships and grants to worthy individuals and organizations around the State of Utah.
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