The Masonic Benefit Fund
The Masonic Benefit Fund is a 501(c)(8) IRS registered non-profit organization which was established in 1925, and is intended to provide a fund to defray funeral expenses and give widows and orphans immediate needed monetary relief. It is comparable to a "sunshine" or "goodwill" fund, that is, it is funded by members to give relief to the families of deceased members of the Fund at a time when the need is great.
The Masonic Benefit Fund is available to any Master Mason in good standing who is a member of any Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Virginia who resides in Masonic Districts 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. You need not be a member of a Lodge in these Districts, only live within one. Map of Districts.