Serving the community for a brighter future.

As New York Masons, we believe that every man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. And as members of the world’s first and largest fraternity, it is our duty to support each other and our neighbors through philanthropy. Acts of charity, community service, and good deeds are expressions of our love for humanity and a path to self-improvement.

Masonic Medical Research Institute

Our vision is to be regarded as a world leader in medical research. As founders of an internationally recognized biomedical research center in Utica, New York, we are helping medical professionals develop diagnostics and therapies that cure disease.

Educational Assistance Program

We are committed to helping our children and grandchildren achieve educational excellence. Available to the descendants of good-standing New York Masons, our scholarship program awards more than $500,000 to select students every year.

Camp Turk

Every child deserves the opportunity to learn new skills, establish lifelong friendships, and develop independence among a community of their peers. At our Masonic-sponsored youth camp, kids are free to celebrate summer while discovering the wonders of nature in the Adirondacks.

Masonic Care Community

In May 1893, the New York Masons built a home for the widows and orphans of their Brothers who had passed. Today, the 400-acre campus has become a senior living care community for Masons and non-Masons alike. Owned and managed by the Trustees of the Masonic Hall and Asylum Fund, the care community provides a wide range of exceptional services to people throughout the Utica, NY area and beyond.

Surviving Spouses & Loved Ones Program

When one of our Brothers falls, the New York Masons stand up—physically, financially, spiritually, and emotionally. With commitment from our entire fraternity, we offer an extensive network of aid and support to the grieving families of deceased Masons. This program is available to families of good-standing New York Masons.

Masonic Blood & Organ Donor Program

At any given time, more than 10,000 New Yorkers are awaiting a critical, life-saving blood transfusion or organ transplant. As Brothers and believers in humanity, the New York Masons have instituted a program that makes blood and organ donation a priority.

DeWint House

The DeWint House is named after American patriot and Freemason Johannes DeWint, who converted his home into a battle station for General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. With a strong foothold at the DeWint House in the Hudson Valley, Washington was able to lead the patriot forces to a key victory in New York State. The New York Masons are proud to fund the preservation of this historic site.