The Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit Texas corporation recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
Fort Worth Scottish Rite Masons further their philanthropic efforts by the giving of time and money to the Foundation. The combination of funds gifted by members of Fort Worth Scottish Rite, donations of others, and fundraising efforts provides the Foundation with an ability to sponsor five programs of giving:
The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children receives an annual gift from the Foundation and contributing members. The cumulative amount given over the years is over $320,000.
College Scholarships are awarded annually to graduating high school seniors in Fort Worth Valley’s service area, which includes 33 counties. In 2017, fifty-one $1,500 scholarships were awarded. The cumulative amount given over the years is over $1,570,000.
Foundation scholarships are also awarded to educators participating in the Dyslexia Training Program sponsored by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, for reimbursement of expenses incurred to attend the training. Three to four teachers annually have received these scholarships.
Each year, the Foundation presents a Police Department in its Valley with either specialized equipment or funds to use towards its purchase. Over the years, bicycles for use in patrol, active response kits, protective vests and other specialized equipment has been awarded.
In partnership with the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., the Foundation annually recognizes outstanding ROTC and Junior ROTC students at all participating colleges and high schools within its service area.