Supporting the Young,
and Young at Heart
Supporting those who came before us, and those who are our future, Masonic’s proud not-for-profit status is built on a legacy of giving back to others. Masonic’s vision is focused on the care and nurturing of our most beloved populations – aging adults and children.
We invite donors to participate in programs that mirror their values and preserve their interests, as well as, meet their needs for recognition, belonging and feeling of making a difference.
One Gift Can Touch Many Lives
A Charitable Care gift is for donors who would like their contributions to be used toward Masonic’s greatest needs as a community as a whole, or at our Louisville or Shelbyville campuses. Charitable Care contributions offset the $4.1 million per year subsidized by Masonic for residents who cannot fully pay for services.
Masonic’s Charitable Care includes Masonicare; a program to provide nursing care and other services to Masons, their wives or widows who require financial support while residing at Masonic’s Louisville or Shelbyville campuses. Each year, generous donors have provided more than $1.5 million of support through Masonicare.
Donors who make a gift to Sproutlings Pediatric Day Care & Preschool’s Charitable Care general fund can be confident in knowing their contributions will be used toward the greatest needs which could include specialized, adaptive equipment, programs, technology and supplies.
FM is an opportunity for any donor to make recurring, monthly donations to support Charitable Care at Masonic. Gifts made by Brothers, their wives or widows will be calculated by lodge affiliation. When total contributions made by lodge members equal a Badge of a Mason giving level, the lodge will be recognized.
Friends of Sproutlings is an opportunity for any donor to make recurring, monthly donations to support Sproutlings.
Gifts made in memory or in honor of an individual, or to commemorate an event are a meaningful way to provide a tribute to a person or organization. Gifts can be a one-time donation or reoccurring contributions.
Masonic’s endowment grows a donor’s gift through investable assets, which are used for operations or programs consistent with the wishes of our contributors.
The James Garnett Fellowship supports Masonic’s endowment fund to help continue Past Grand Master Garnett’s commitment to ensuring the prosperity of our communities in Louisville and Shelbyville. New members will receive a lapel pin and frame able certificate.
The Olmsted Society was created to recognize individuals who have named Masonic as a beneficiary of their will, life insurance policy and/or gift annuity. Members are recognized at Masonic’s Olmsted Society banquet with a membership gift, lapel pin, and receive invitations to Olmsted Society exclusive events.
Masonic values our employees because of the passion they bring to the profession and the belief that by first caring for our employees, the residents and others in our care will benefit from this support. Masonic has a variety of programs to support and grow these individuals.
Masonic extends its hand to help employees during times of crisis and need. The IMPACT fund is support for employees, which includes an application process and committee review, with the goal of supporting the ones who support and care for our residents and patients.
The Madelyn Johnson Raderer Nursing Education Scholarship was established to provide financial support to employees to further their education as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), License Practical Nurse (LPN), or Registered Nurse (RN).
Scholarship provides financial support to outstanding employees seeking to further their career in health care.
Masonic Homes Kentucky is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit institution. All gifts made to the organization are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Please consult your legal and/or financial advisors to determine the deductibility of your gifts. Charitable gifts from our donors benefit the people we serve, and have allowed us to provide many of the features and amenities that make our communities so exceptional.
Additional Giving Information
Masonic Homes Kentucky has met the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a BBB Accredited Charity.
We share the effects of our philanthropy with donors and the Masonic fraternity in our annual Masonic Impact Report.
We share regular updates with the charitable community on GuideStar.org. Relevant tax information can be reviewed by contacting our Corporate Resource Center.
Each quarter, donors receive a newsletter (print and electronic options available) from our Mission Advancement team. Check out the most recent Fall 2022 Donor Newsletter.