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Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma

Edmond, OK   |  http://www.mcfok.org/

Mission

Dedicated to the tenets of Freemasonry, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, our leadership guides the course for our fraternal benevolence and provides stewardship for the legacy entrusted to us.
 
The Foundation's mission is to provide a network of programs supporting charitable and educational needs of Oklahomans from every walk of life while remaining firmly committed to Masonic tenets and our continuing legacy of leadership and stewardship.

Ruling year info

1970

Principal Officer

John Logan

Main address

PO Box 2406

Edmond, OK 73083 USA

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Formerly known as

Masonic Home

EIN

73-6097262

NTEE code info

Private Grantmaking Foundations (T20)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Oklahoma Senior Assistance Program

The Masonic Charity Foundation received a substantial bequest from the estate of Edgar M. Woody, with the stipulation that the earnings from the bequest are to be used to benefit senior citizens.
The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma has partnered with Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) across the state with funding to assist persons 55 years of age and older with direct services. The donation was allocated between the AAA’s that cover the entire state.
The AAA’s have an in-depth working knowledge of current government programs that are available to the elderly in Oklahoma, as well as where gaps or non-covered needs among Oklahoma’s older citizens exist.
This funding enables AAAs to assist many callers with resources that previously were not available. Some of the services that are offered are: home repairs, wheel chair ramp construction, transportation, utility assistance, chore services, emergency medication and durable medical equipment.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

The Matching Fund program allows local lodges to substantially increase the impact they have on causes in their local community. Matching Funds can be used to support many community needs: volunteer fire departments, public school projects, scholarships, needs of individuals like medical expenses and charitable home repairs, and community gifts. Each lodge receives an annual budget of $12,500 to put toward causes in their community. Combined with the lodge's fundraising efforts, that enables EACH lodge in Oklahoma the potential to infuse $25,000 of charitable funds into their local community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 1986, the Masonic Charity Foundation has partnered with Vizavance (formerly Prevent Blindness Oklahoma) to provide FREE vision screening to Oklahoma school children. With volunteers from local lodges, SPOT camera fundraising drives, and annual Foundation funding, the partnership has provided over 3 million screenings to Oklahoma residents.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

The Masonic Charity Foundation administers the Grand Lodge of Oklahoma's Youth Scholarship program. Currently, scholarships are available to members of the Masonic youth groups: DeMolay, Rainbow, and Job's Daughters. To date, over $750,000 in scholarship funds have been disbursed.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Since inception of the program in 2008, the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma has become the first organization to place endowments at every publicly funded university and college in Oklahoma. Endowments placed to date total $2.7 million and provide support for various leadership, community service, and cultural enrichment programs.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Promises Matter program provides help for Master Masons, their minor children and widows, and female members of the Order of the Eastern Star when experiencing times of need. The Promises Matter program requires the involvement of the member's local lodge(s) or chapter(s) and is intended to be a one-time help in a period of need; it is not a subsidy program, and no member is guaranteed assistance. Promises Matter can help with a variety of needs including emergency disaster relief, burial expenses, home repairs, and basic needs while unable to work due to injury or disability.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma

Board of directors
as of 08/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Neil Stitt

Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma

Term: 2022 - 2024

Charles L. Stuckey

William J. Cloud

Robert G. Davis

Bedford F. Rowland, Jr.

Bobby L. Laws

Ronald J. Chambers

Theda Wise

David A. Ray

Neil A. Stitt

John D. Allford

D. Ridge Smith

Gene McKelvey

Matthew T. Cargill

Jack L. Painter

Timothy P. Israel

John L. Logan

Masonic Charity Foundation

Richard L. Allison

John D. Church

Michael D. Maxey

Landon B. Jones

Preston L. Doerflinger

L. Clay Stuart

Mark W. Condit

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/12/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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