The Montana Masonic Foundation has sponsored a "reading achievement program" within Montana's Public Schools for many years through its "Bikes for Books" and "Kindles for Kids" reading program. Evidence shows that schools participating in the program are witnessing improved reading scores among their students. Books also enlighten, inspire, bring happiness and success, challenge our perspectives and provide comfort at difficult times in our lives.
We also support the Masonic Service Association Hospital Visitation program at the VA Montana Health Care System at the VA Medical Center at Fort Harrison and in the Miles City VA Nursing Home and the Montana Veteran’s Home in Columbia Falls.
Dedicated men have given thousands of hours to spend time with and attend to the needs of those who bravely and selflessly served our country.
The Montana Masonic Foundation's (MMF's) Educational Grant Program is designed to provide Teachers, Student Aides, and/or Principals in Montana's Public Schools an opportunity to apply for a grant to assist under-funded programs in the following areas: Music, Drama, Science and Library. The MMF's Educational Grant Program is intended to help with needs in the above-named areas that are not typically addressed in district general budgets, or areas of student enhancement or learning that have suffered cut-backs, or are experiencing start-up concerns.
The Montana Masonic Foundation owns and operates office building occupied by the Grand Lodge AF&AM of Montana also housed within the building are the Montana Masonic Museum, and the Montana Masonic Library and Research Center.
The Montana Masonic Museum is home to a distinguished museum, library, and research center, with collections oriented toward Masonic and Montana histories and items of early American history, early Montana history and the role of the Freemasons in the development of Montana. There are extensive collections from the American Revolution to the present, Masonic jewels made of Montana gold and silver, regalia, paintings, engravings, photographs, and ephemera.
By offering leadership, education and mentoring programs and resources to youth throughout Montana, the Montana Masonic Foundation is actively educating the leaders of tomorrow. It provides numerous resources and opportunities for Scouting and Masonic youth groups, as well as to educators and administrators.
Our Board of Directors also saw the need to support the development of the first All Abilities Playground in Missoula. The Silver Summit playground was the first of its kind in the area. With play features for children who have sensory, cognitive or multiple disabilities, Silver Summit is billed as a place for all children to slide, climb, swing, roll and scamper together, regardless of ability.
Our library books and manuscripts are vast; the oldest book in the collection was published in 1740. We have handwritten documents of early state history. Visit this fascinating collection of Masonic objects, ephemera and the vast collection of books and documents. The Montana Masonic Museum & Library docents will be happy to show you around and share some of the exciting information about Freemasonry and the history of the state of Montana.
The Montana Masonic Foundation also produces the Montana Freemason Magazine providing historical and educational information for our members and the public.