Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation is a London-based charity whose mission is encouraging opportunity, promoting independence and improving wellbeing. Its charitable purpose is to relieve and preserve health, advance education and prevent or relieve poverty or financial hardship. It provides support to Freemasons, their families and the wider community. In the year to 31 March 2017, the Foundation spent £70.5m on charitable activities.

The Foundation makes significant financial grants to charities to help people live happy, fulfilling lives and participate actively in society. Its Community Support grants are focused on charities helping people experiencing poverty, social exclusion, disadvantage, sickness, disability and barriers to education and employment.

In recent years, the Foundation has provided over £10m to fund research into treatments for conditions such as cancer, degenerative diseases and cardiovascular problems.

From 2018 the Foundation is working with the Cambridge Trust to fund three PhD studentships in the area of neurodegenerative medicine. The studentships are called the Masonic Charitable Foundation Cambridge Scholars.

Note for students

You are encouraged to use the Trust's scholarships search to find all the awards for which you may be eligible.