Freedom Grants are intended to provide financial support to local Lodges with programs assisting and enhancing the lives of Veterans, the active military and their families. One hundred and eighty Freedom Grants of $2,000 each were awarded for 2016-17. A panel of judges selected the best 180 applications based on the program’s expected impact on the lives of the veterans. The level of Lodge involvement was also taken into consideration.
Freedom Grants will be used to clothe, feed and house homeless Veterans and provide necessities, therapeutic equipment and recreation to hospitalized Veterans. Grants will allow Lodges to take Veterans and the local military units on outings, host dinners at the Lodge, hospital or base, and support the active military by shipping care packages overseas.
Sample Freedom Grant Applications