The Supreme Council, 33°, created the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc. (Scottish Rite Foundation), to support philanthropic endeavors. Each year, through the Development Office, the Supreme Council seeks donations for the Scottish Rite Foundation’s three major programs: RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP), scholarships, and national disaster relief.
The Foundation provides start-up funding for new SRCLP facilities and lends support to operations of existing facilities. We have SRCLP facilities in each state in the Southern Jurisdiction and more are in the planning stages.
The Scottish Rite Foundation offers several scholarships for higher education for students seeking a college degree or vocational license. Our scholarship programs encourage the pursuit of higher learning in all categories, including the study of speech pathology and education.
The Foundation is also dedicated to helping victims of natural disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Through the Foundation, the Supreme Council provides direct relief to disaster victims and works with other Masonic groups to provide additional assistance.
The Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc. is a non-profit Maryland corporation recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Its tax identification number is 52–6054737. Contributions to the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc. are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.