Freemasonry in the Community
Masonry is not about getting benefits; Masonry is about what you can do for others. The Kansas Masonic Foundation and its Brothers offer each other fraternal friendship and respect. Together they support each other in adherence to this creed, so that they and their communities will be the better because of the fraternity and its principles.
One of the many missions of Freemasons is to invest in programs and services to make life better for all Masons, their families, and their communities. In upholding the Masonic motto, “making good men better,” Kansas Freemasons, individually, and through the local Lodges, continuously donate funds to a number of community organizations, which depend on groups like the Freemasons to help build the community. With 200 Lodges throughout Kansas the Freemasons build stronger communities around the state by helping to build better men at every aspect of life.
While other community based clubs post events to raise money for charity the Freemasons primarily donate funds directly from its members without any outside solicitation to the public. Freemasons want to assist communities by teaching valuable lessons rooted in tradition; a notion that has been dwindling in recent years. However, with their continued dedication those values remain intact in Masonry.
Masonic charity has often been ‘quiet’ as compared to civic charities whose presence is flouted in order to garner additional contributions. During the past 50-years the Kansas Masonic Foundation, through Kansas Masons and statewide Masonic Lodges, has invested more than $50 million in Kansans and Kansas Communities. This philanthropic work continues today and is growing in funding, scope and impact.