The Promises Matter program was established to assist lodges in fulfilling their fraternal promises. Promises Matter funds are used to assist Master Masons and their wives/widows/minor children, and female members of the Order of the Eastern Star.
There are three types of Promises Matter funds available:
- Promises Matter Matching Funds (see the Matching Funds program page);
- Promises Matter Grants;
- Emergency Promises Matter Grants for members displaced from their home due to fire, flood, or other disaster.
When a lodge has contributed all the time, funds, and resources it has available to help a brother yet there is still an unfulfilled need, Promises Matter Grants are available to provide additional assistance. Promises Matter Grant applications must be submitted by the lodge and voted on at a stated business meeting. Applications are available here: Promises Matter GRANT Application
Emergency Promises Matter Grants require no application, and are available for any Master Mason, widow of a Master Mason, or female member of Order of the Eastern Star who has been displaced from their home due to storm, fire, or other disaster. The Lodge Secretary or Worshipful Master should contact our office directly at 405-348-7500 for details.