The Scottish Rite Foundation of the District of Columbia, Inc. is the corporate umbrella for all of our charitable activities, and is an IRS determined 501(c)(3) corporation. Your contributions, less the cost of goods or services received, may be completely tax-deductible, but you should consult your tax advisor for advice in this regard. The following categories are included under the Foundation, and you may direct your contribution to one of them if you so choose:
This is a general pool of funds that are distributed to tax-exempt, worthy causes as determined by the SGIG and the Foundation
Scottish Rite of DC – Almoner’s Fund
One of the major tenets of the Masonic community is Relief, the definition of which in the Masonic lexicon is the expeditious
application of financial aid to mitigate or dispel an impending crisis: the Almoner’s Fund is the source of that aid.
Charles & Eleanor Iversen Scottish Rite Scholarship American University’s School of International Service
Graduate students of American University’s School of International Service who demonstrate financial need are the intended
recipients of the Iversen Scholarships. The scholarship endowment was established in recognition of service to both
the Craft and to the community by Charles Iversen and his wife Eleanor.
Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders (SRCCLD)
The Center for Childhood Language Disorders is the principal charity of the District of Columbia Scottish Rite; and, indeed, that
of the entire Southern Jurisdiction of the national body of the organization.
For more than thirty years, the Center was co-located with the DC Scottish Rite Temple at the Sixteenth Street property, but has now
temporarily transferred their services to Children’s Hospital and several satellite locations until their new facility is completed in Takoma Park.
However, this change does not negate our commitment to financial support, nor our need to solicit funds to sustain that obligation.
So, if you choose to direct your donation to this specific charitable endeavor, you can be assured that it will go for that purpose.