The Partnering to Honor (PTH) Program provides matching funds for Lodges and Chapters to help fund Honor Flights for veterans and provide care packages to active-duty military personnel.
In Fiscal Year 2020, this partnership helped 51 Veterans visit their memorials in Washington, D.C. In Fiscal Year 2021, the Honor Flight program was temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are two ways for a Lodge or Chapter to receive up to $10,000 in matching funds per the Masonic Home’s fiscal year:
Honor Flights started in 2005 and helps veterans travel to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorial.
Though the Masonic Home is not affiliated with the Honor Flight Program, we work with Lodges and Chapters to help send veterans on the Honor Flight trips.
If you are a veteran interested in the Honor Flight, please contact the Honor Flight Program in your area directly.
Lodges and Chapters can create care packages or partner with other organizations sending care packages to active duty military.
If a Lodge or Chapter wants to make a monetary donation to an organization for care packages, such as the VFW or American Legion, the matching funds must go toward items for the care package and not toward general operating expenses.
Approved funds will be sent to the Lodge or Chapter payable to the designated store or 501(c)(3) organization. The Masonic Home will not reimburse Masonic Lodges, Chapters or individual members of a Lodge or Chapter.
The Lodge or Chapter must provide a copy of the receipt(s) or a letter from the organization showing how funds were spent. All matching funds must be raised by the Lodge and/or Chapter and the application must contain two members’ signatures, with one being the Worshipful Master, Worthy Matron, Secretary or Treasurer.