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.
This fund is ONLY available to Masons who had resided in the state of Virginia, in the above Masons Districts.