The Freemasons Foundation was established in 1989 from the benevolent funds of the Grand Lodge of South Australia and the Northern Territory as a formal registered gift recipient charity to undertake charitable activities on behalf of Freemasonry working in the community.
The purpose of the Freemasons Foundation to carry out the objectives stated in it constitution, which are:
- To provide assistance, whether financial or otherwise, to persons in necessitous circumstances;
- To provide financial and other assistance to any association, institution or other organisation which itself provides relief to any persons in necessitous circumstances
- To provide and apply funds to such other charitable institutions having status under the Income Tax Assessment Act as deductible gift recipients, as the Board shall from time to time determine.