The Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation began with a single contribution in 1959. This contribution encouraged others to make similar contributions and pledges of support. In 1963, SGIG William Koch, 33° announced that all five Scottish Rite Valleys would be participants in the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation.
Since that time, the Iowa Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation has grown to include dozens of valuable individual donors. Thanks to generous contributions, we give over $250,000 annually to support RiteCare, Alzheimer’s research, local Valley initiatives and our Masonic Youth Foundation grant recipients
Our foundation is led by a board of directors with representatives from each of our five Scottish Rite Valleys. Steve Jacobs, 33° is the President of the Foundation.