Our Impact in the First Year

The Illinois Masonic Children’s Assistance Program returned to the Freemasonry roots of caring for our brethren’s children. After our first year of administering IMCAP’s six new services, we have had the pleasure of helping a total of 906 children and young adults. The breakdown by service is below:

  • Education Grant Partnership: 119 young adults received matching grants for a total of $68,382 sent directly to the schools.

  • Emergency Relief: 52 children and young adults assisted with medical expenses, family supplemental needs, and disasters.

  • Hands Up: 5 children received financial assistance with professional services for developmental challenges and equipment.

  • Engagement: 31 children provided with funding for recreational activities, leadership conferences, holiday gifts and more.

  • Youth Organization Connection: 7 proposals approved from lodges for funding benefiting a total of 333 children.

  • Camperships: 2 youth received matching funds for camp.

As IMCAP grows, the hope is to assist more children and young adults. To achieve this goal, IMCAP needs your help by providing referrals and advocating for the IMCAP services in your lodges and communities.