The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada is funded by donations and bequests from the 26,000 members of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada. The Foundation labours for the benefit of all Canadians, regardless of race or creed. Over the years millions of dollars have been disbursed to assist dedicated researchers in a search for the causes and cure of intellectual impairment.
The Grants and Awards Committee of the Foundation, annually approves the awarding of over $420,000 in major research grants in support of studies relating to intellectual impairment.The Awards Program focuses it’s funding on of $35,000 to support Biomedical research into intellectual impairment especially as it affects children and the causes and cure of Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
50th Anniversary Campaign
50 years ago the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation was established. Monies collected have been carefully invested and annual income of those investments has been donated to charitable causes each year. Millions of dollars have been donated since its inception to help Solve the Puzzles of the Mind with the focus on funding research into Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the aging population. Autism and Dyslexia in children and the start-up of Learning Centres for Children with Dyslexia.
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, and to further the financial capability of our endeavours, we have initiated a One Million Dollar Capital Endowment Campaign. Monies can be contributed to either the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation or a specific Learning Centre, or to both. Monies contributed will go directly to the Capital Endowment Fund of your choice, which means that the capital will be invested and that only the earnings of that capital will be used. This will leave an ongoing legacy on your behalf.
You can donate through the Valley’s blue envelope program or to contribute to the 50th Anniversary Campaign, you can visit the link on the SRCF website: http://wp.srcf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Endowment_Fund_Donation_Form.pdf
For more information on the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation visit its website at: srcf.ca