Helping Solve the Puzzles of the Mind

Welcome to the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation

The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation of Canada is a private charitable Foundation registered with Revenue Canada under Letters Patent of Incorporation (1964), funded by donations and bequests from members and friends of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Canada. The Foundation labours for the benefit of all Canadians, regardless of race or creed. Over the years millions of dollars have been disbursed to assist dedicated researchers in a search for the causes and cure of intellectual impairment. The Foundation is governed by the Officers and Directors. 

2015 Grant Application Forms are now available here.

The Winter 2015 Edition of the Clarion is now available. It features the 50th Anniversary of the Foundation.


Raised $970,113 towards the $1,000,000 target.

50th Anniversary Campaign

50 years ago the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation was established. Monies collected have been carefully invested and annual income of those investments has been donated to charitable causes each year. Millions of dollars  have been donated since its inception to help Solve the Puzzles of the Mind with the focus on funding research into Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the aging population. Autism and Dyslexia in children and the start-up of Learning Centres for Children with Dyslexia.

To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, and to further the financial capability of our endeavours, we have initiated a One Million Dollar Capital Endowment Campaign. Monies can be contributed to either the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation or a specific Learning Centre, or to both. Monies contributed will go directly to the Capital Endowment Fund of your choice, which means that the capital will be invested and that only the earnings of that capital will be used. This will leave an ongoing legacy on your behalf.

The thermometer to the left marks our progress toward the goal of One Million Dollars as of July 31, 2015.

For more information on the Campaign and how to donate visit the 50th Anniversary page.






5oth Anniversary Video

The Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation – 50th Anniversary from ScottishRiteCharitableFoundation on Vimeo.

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This Word Cloud was generated from the abstracts of the research currently funded by the Foundation.
It is in the shape of a triangle to resemble the Foundation’s logo.



NEW – The results of the April 30, 2014 Grants Competition are now available here.

NEW – The 2013-2014 Annual Report of the Foundation is now available here.

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