Masonic Foundation

Masonic Foundation is a registered charity established by the Freemasons of Western Australia. The purpose of the Foundation is to assist in ensuring that people's basic needs are met and to ensure at least a modest standard of living in our Australian Community.

The Charter of the Foundation defines these needs as including food, clothing, lodgings and medical treatment. Only those people who are in circumstances of significant need are eligible to receive benefit from the Foundation.

The Foundation aligns closely with the key values of Freemasonry "Integrity, Goodwill and Charity" as well as Freemasons desire to care for the community.

For the 2015/2016 financial year Masonic Foundation supported organisations, charitable groups and individuals in need with outgoing donations in excess of

$273,000+


A selection of notable donations from the 2015/2016 Financial year:

West Australian Mens Shed Association

Photo above: Grand Master Dr William Babe presenting a cheque to the Chairperson of WAMSA amongst the Kalamunda Mens Shed Members

Early in 2016 the Foundation presented $10,000 in conjunction with $10,000 from Masonic Care WA to The Chairperson of WA Mens Shed Association (WAMSA) Mr Mike Wiggen and his Executive officer Mr Gary Bryant. The presentation took place at the Kalamunda Mens shed on behalf of all members of WAMSA the money will be used to provide First Aid Kits and training to all WA Mens Sheds.

WAMSA provide a valuable service to men within the West Australian community, encouraging them to form meaningful friendships, learn new skills and enjoy the camaraderie of their local shed. The Grand Master of Freemasons WA Dr William Babe stated "I hope we will have a long and productive association with WAMSA".

$10,000

Fiona Woods Foundation

Photo above (L - R): Dr Dale Edgar accepting a cheque from Grand Master Dr William Babe

Early in 2016 Masonic Foundation provided $10,000 in conjunction with $10,000 from Masonic Care WA to the Fiona Wood Foundation to support a prevention plan centred on aged care patients. The monies form part of a continuing contribution to assisting with a pilot program for the new outpatient Burns Injury Management System (BIMS). The data from this system will be analysed statistically to identify time-trends in the data and possible targets for prevention campaigns in the elderly demographic.

In 2014 the Foundation provided funds to support the initial implementation and training rollout of the BIMS system.

$10,000

WAFarmers

Photo Above (L-R): Grand Master Dr William Babe and (WAFarmers) President Dale Park

On Thursday the 11th of February 2016 Grand Master Dr William Babe met with The Western Australian Farmers Federation (WAFarmers) President Dale Park to present him with a cheque for $20,000 which would be distributed between farmers in recent fire affected zones. These funds were raised by West Australian Freemasons in support of those affected by the Esperance Fires late last year and this year’s Waroona-Harvey fires.

WAFarmers have coordinated two very successful relief appeals to assist the farmers affected by the Esperance and Waroona-Harvey fires. The appeals called for donations of feed, hay and seed millet to assist farmers with the recovery effort, and recorded donations from agricultural businesses across the state as well as public donations and support from those closer to the fire zones.

$20,000

Education Grants

Since 1955, the Western Australian Freemasons have assisted students with their education costs. The grants support sudents undertaking study for a first or postgraduate degree (or other qualification) at a tertiary level.

There are a number of grants issued each year including the Jean and Peter Stokes Post Graduate grant for $3700 which is awarded each year to a dedicated postgraduate student.

In the 2015/2016 financial year education grants were issued to the value of

$38,700

How Can You Donate?

Masonic Foundation is restricted to assisting persons who are in significant need, destitute or poverty stricken in Australia.

To donate to Masonic Foundation you can post a cheque made out to us and address to:
Masonic Foundation
PO Box 929
WEST PERTH
WA 6872


Alternatively if you wish to donate directly please contact us bank details and instructions on 08 9355 3599.

All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

The following details are required in order to provide your tax deductible receipt:
  • Full Name
  • Address where receipt is to be sent
  • Lodge number if applicable

Considering a Bequest?

The bequest program which is designed to encourage both the Masonic and the wider community to donate through bequething money and/or property. All bequests go directly to supporting individuals with significant need and the community.

Sample wording suitable for a bequest

I give, devise and bequeath to Masonic Foundation, ABN 58 284 634 069, or its succesors, free of all duties, succesion or otherwise State or Federal to use at the discretion of its trustees for charitable purposes.

(A) the sum of $_________ [insert cash sum] OR

(B) the property at __________[insert address] OR

(C) ____% of my residuary estate OR

(D) the residue of my estate

I declare the official receipt of Masonic Foundation shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my trustee for this bequest. If you wish to discuss a bequest or donation please contact us on 08 9355 3599 or via info@freemasonswa.org.au

The recipients and the West Australian community thank you for your kind support