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:


DCSR Foundation

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.


Life Member Voluntary Per Capita Fund

Currently, about twenty percent of our annual membership fee goes to support the House of the Temple, and we are asking DCSR Life Members to voluntarily contribute the amount of the annual per capita, which is currently $31.00, but increases annually. The donation is non-tax-deductible.


Building Fund

This fund is to help defray the costs of occasional repairs to our aging infrastructure that are in excess of $5,000.00. The donation is non-tax-deductible.


Scottish Rite Center for Communications Disorders

Funding to support this, our primary charity, is paid from the Scottish Rite Foundation, so please direct your contributions there. Thank you.