regular readers of these e-newsletters are aware, we have offered
Benevolence Builder Grants (BBG) to Massachusetts Masonic Angel Funds
for many years through the generosity of The Lodge of St. Andrew. With
more and more MAF's starting up in states other than Massachusetts, some
of our donors felt it was time to set up a BBG series specifically for
past year, several donations were made to the Foundation for the
specific purpose of funding non-Massachusetts BBG's. Many of these
donations were made in honor of co-founder John Alden Sherman.
Initially we planned to name the new fund for John Sherman but he
requested that instead we call it the Founders' Fund. Thus, this new
series is called the Founders' Fund Benevolence Builder Grant.
This grant series will run from November
10, 2008 through January
and will conclude early if
the allocated funds are expended.
to qualify for the
Founders' Fund BBG series, the affiliate must meet
all of the following criteria:
Operates in a jurisdiction other than Massachusetts
joined the group exemption
- Is in
good standing with all Foundation and regulatory reporting requirements
Any Masonic Angel Fund outside
Massachusetts that meets the above qualifications may apply for a
50% replenishment of benevolences conferred during the grant period.
Please note that each qualified Masonic Angel Fund may receive up to a
cap of $1,000
for this series. This means that we can replenish 50% of your
benevolences up to $2,000 during
the life of this grant series.
To apply for a Founders' Fund
Benevolence Builder Grant simply email the particulars of each
- DO NOT save up your benevolences to be submitted at one time -
the money might very well be
depleted before you submit your request.
Please send your requests as you confer the benevolences.
We express our sincerest thanks to the
friends and family of John Alden Sherman as well as to the many other
donors that helped make this Founders' Fund BBG series possible.
Angel Foundation, Inc.