The Prince Hall Freemason and Eastern Star Charitable Foundation, Incorporated was established in 1986 in the District of Columbia. The Foundation consists of the Masonic Lodges and Order of the Eastern Star Chapters that fall under the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia (established in 1848).
The Prince Hall Freemason and Eastern Star Charitable Foundation, District of Columbia, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization established to promote and administer programs designated to serve the District of Columbia community through the charitable works and endowments of the Prince Hall Family. This is achieved through facilitating and consolidating the charitable works of member organizations; promoting and administering scholarships and educational assistance to deserving students.
- Provide an efficient organizational management system;
- Ensure sound financial operations;
- Establish and promote membership services;
- Coordinate, sponsor, and facilitate community services; and
- Maintain the Prince Hall Freemason and Eastern Star Charitable Foundation facilities located at 1000 U Street NW.
The Prince Hall Freemason and Eastern Star Charitable Foundation sponsors, coordinates, and supports programs that promote the achievement of the mission and objectives of the Foundation to include, but not limited to:
- Disaster relief and benevolence;
- Funding grants to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs);
- Identifying means by which aid is aid is given to the hungry;
- Mentoring youth;
- Providing assistance to the homeless;
- Scholarship and educational assistance grants to deserving Washington, D.C. Metropolitan high school students committed to pursuing a college education; and
- Sponsoring annual community blood and health drives.
The Prince Hall Freemason and Eastern Star Charitable Foundation is only able to operate through the financial contributors such as the membership, the public and business community. Fundraising initiatives and grant assistance are used to augment funding resources.