Fort Worth Scottish Rite FoundationA Tradition of Charitable Giving
The Foundation: The Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation Inc., a tax-exempt public charity, is the philanthropic arm of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite. The Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Federal ID # 75-1878541.
Our Mission: It is the mission of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation to provide services and funds to the youth of our community.
Sources of Funds: Funds for the charitable gifts of the Foundation are raised through the generous gifts of the membership of the Fort Worth Scottish Rite and generous donations from the community. The Foundation is grateful to all of its generous donors and volunteers whose support is critical to the fulfillment of its mission.
Scholarships: The Fort Worth Scottish Rite first awarded scholarships to graduates of the Masonic Home and School who showed a desire and dedication to further their education after graduation. Today the Foundation provides scholarships for graduating seniors in the Valley’s thirty-three counties. In 2018, $76,500 was awarded to 51 graduating high school students. Since its origination, the Foundation has awarded close to $1,600,000 in scholarships. The Foundation has touched the lives of hundreds of students eager to explore, discover and better understand the world and their place in it.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children: The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. It strives to improve research, teaching programs and training physicians from around the world. TSRHC treats children with conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders, limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders, and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.
As a leading pediatric orthopedic center, the hospital has treated more than a quarter of a million children since its inception, with more than 40,000 clinic visits each year. In 2018, the Foundation gave $15,000 to the Hospital. Over the years, the Foundation has donated almost $350,000 for hospital operations.
Children with Communication Disorders: In 2018, the Foundation presented a $10,000 gift to TCU’s Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences to support the development of a new Summer Speech and Language Clinic for children with communication impairments. This summer clinic offers intensive, state-of-the-art service to children who have difficulty communicating their wants, needs, and ideas. This gift allowed over 20 children to receive free services during the three-week clinic in June. The Foundation plans to substantially increase its gift in 2019 and over the coming years as the program grows.
Scholarships for Educators: The Foundation provides scholarships to educators who participate in the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia, Dyslexia Therapist Training programs established by the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. The scholarships help cover the cost of attendance for educators from area schools who commit to spend a portion of their summers in the program.
ROTC and JROTC Recognition: The Foundation in partnership with the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, and the Department of Defense annually recognizes outstanding ROTC and JROTC students at participating colleges and high schools within our service area. In 2018 over forty-five cadets were recognized.
For further information regarding the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation please contact our office.
Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 1320
Fort Worth, Texas 76101