• Faith, Hope,
    Love & Charity

    It’s about brotherhood. It’s about fellowship. It’s about spreading light, sharing our gifts, giving to those who need a hand.

    It’s about Freemasonry.

    For almost a century, North Carolina Masons have gone about the business of endowing and growing two charities that protect children in trouble and senior citizens in need. Through the work of the North Carolina Masonic Foundation, our 33,000 brothers in 370 lodges from Murphy to Manteo have extended the hand of indissoluble friendship to thousands who have found peace and safety through the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford and WhiteStone: A Masonic and Eastern Star Community in Greensboro.

    It’s about being a Mason.

    It’s about love.


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  • Grand Lodge & Other Scholarships

    At its core Freemasonry is knowledge. Freemasons are taught to seek 'light' or knowledge throughout their lives in order to build a better world for themselves and all humanity. And, there is no greater calling than to aid those who themselves are in search of knowledge.


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  • Who We Are

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    Meet Us

Welcome to the North Carolina Masonic Foundation

In 1929, a group of NC Freemasons had an idea. What if they created a foundation dedicated to funding the two Masonic charities in the state – for generations to come? It was an idea whose time had come. For more than 90 years, brothers with a gift for finance have grown and nurtured that original fund into a $80 million foundation that helps fund operations at the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford and WhiteStone: A Masonic and Eastern Star Community in Greensboro. NCMF also financially assists the Charles Edward Cathey Scholarship Fund, the Masonic Historic Preservation Fund, numerous lodge-sponsored scholarship funds and works to further the greater mission of fraternity to foster faith, hope, and charity across North Carolina.

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Latest Headlines

June 1, 2021

Editor’s Note: Out of an abundance of caution, the MHCO board will vote Aug. 13 on whether to proceed with Homecoming. The Masonic Home for Children Campus will be teeming with visitors and activities when the celebration of the 10th Annual Masonic Homecoming Festival gets under way, Oct. 8-10.

August 3, 2021

Fifteen students have been awarded the Charles Edward Cathey Scholarship for 2021. Each student receives a scholarship of $1,000. In 2000, Grand Master Charles Cathey initiated a drive to raise money for scholarships that could be awarded to deserving North Carolina students. NC Masons generously supported his call to help send graduating high school seniors to college. Because of his tireless efforts on behalf of education, the scholarship was named in his honor.

Winners are:

Reece Bridges, Valdese; Draughn High

Savannah Buck, Emul; West Craven High

Dawson Corbettt, Newton Grove; Hobbton High

Colby Davis, Murphy; Hiwassee Dam High

Mason Fuller, Ocracoke; Ocracoke High

Ella Gamble, Cullowhee; Smoky Mountain High

Madison Grigsby, Chadbourn; South Columbus High

Kristen Hall, Tryon; Polk County High

Ava Hayes, Pfafftown; Ronald Wilson Reagan High

Elijah Lemons, Fuquay Varina; Harnett Central High

Brianna Martin, State Road; East Wilkes High

Bryce Rogers, Franklin, Franklin High

Carson Satterwhite, Southport; South Brunswick High

Jon Soderena, Wilmington, E.A. Laney High

Morgan walker, Lawndale, Burns High

June 28, 2021

NCMF is searching for a new Chief Development Officer! This is a great opportunity to help a foundation that has been supporting Masonic charities for almost 100 years! Interested in helping kids in trouble and seniors in need of services and housing? Check this out!