Ways to Give

California Scottish Rite Foundation depends on charitable support to sustain its mission of being dedicated to support and assist the children in California to develop their full potential by providing childhood language services, scholarships and other charitable programs. The commitment and generosity of our benefactors – people like you – have been a source of strength and growth for the California Scottish Rite Foundation for 58 years.

No matter the size or type, all gifts and donations are meaningful and provide important support for the Foundation.

All donations that are not designated to a specific fund are placed in the Foundation’s General Fund and used in the Foundation’s area of greatest need. However, if you wish, your gift or donation can be designated to the program or fund of your choice.

Please use the secure online form to make an Annual Fund contribution to the California Scottish Rite Foundation. After you have submitted your donation, we will mail you an acknowledgement for your tax records.

The California Scottish Rite Foundation is the lifeblood of our California Scottish Rite Charities. We appreciate your understanding and support of our Charitable Programs. Without your contribution to the California Scottish Rite Foundation, these Charitable Programs would not exist.

Thank you for supporting the California Scottish Rite Foundation! To donate, please use on of the following methods:

Donate Online by Clicking on
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Donate By Phone

If you would prefer to donate by Phone, please call the Foundation Office at (714) 547-7325.Our normal office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Donate By Mail

If you would like to Donate By Mail and send your check or Money Order through the U.S. Mail, please download and fill out the donation form and then print it out.Please make checks or Money Orders payable to the California Scottish Rite Foundation and Mail to:

California Scottish Rite Foundation
Attention: Raymond D Godeke
2100 North Broadway, Suite 350
Santa Ana, CA 92706-2624

Donate By Facsimile

If you would prefer to donate by Facsimile, please download our donation form, by CLICKING HERE.You can fill out the form online, print it, then sign it and Fax it to the Foundation Office at (714) 541-7602.

Donate By Stock & Securities

Each year, the California Scottish Rite Foundation receives gifts of Stock or Mutual Fund shares. These gifts may enable you to realize tax benefits while giving you the satisfaction of helping your fellow brethren, their wives and widows.If you own appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds, held by you for more than a year, donating them to our California Scottish Rite Foundation may allow you to reduce or avoid more capital gains taxes and receive a federal income tax charitable deduction.You can also designate the California Childhood Language Centers and/or California Scottish Rite Foundation as the beneficiary of your securities. For more information, please contact your broker about this simple way to give.

If you should have specific questions about donating stocks or securities, please contact Raymond D Godeke, Foundation Secretary at (714) 547-7325

Donate through Planned Giving with a Bequest

A gift for eternity to support the California Scottish Rite Foundation, will change someone’s life , in addition, it will also change yours.When you give to the California Scottish Rite Foundation, you get more than a potential tax deduction. Giving to the Foundation to provide educational assistance to California students and help children to speak, can create unequaled personal, emotional and spiritual fulfillment.Join with thousands of California Scottish Rite Masons and non-Masons alike who have maked a gift for eternity.

There are many different ways to make a gift for eternity and support the California Scottish Rite Foundation, as there are needs for your support. If you are not familiar with gifts through bequests and trusts, it will be helpful for you to look at: PLANNED GIVING GOALS which is an overview of common planned giving opportunities. Some of the gift options provide you and your beneficiaries with income for life as well as possible tax benefits. To go directly to a specific gift option, click on that option below:

Employee Giving/Payroll Deduction

One of the easiest ways to support the California Scottish Rite Foundation is through payroll deduction with your employer. Many companies allow their employees to have funds deducted from their paycheck, automatically on either a one time basis or recurring each pay period.Speak with your Human Resources or Personnel department to see if your company has such a program in place.Your spouse and other family members can also make contributions to the California Scottish Rite Foundation through payroll deductions.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Your contribution could be matched dollar for dollar; many companies offer matching gift programs that will double or triple a donation’s value. Check with your Personnel or Human Resources Department to find out if they will match your contribution to the California Scottish Rite Foundation.

Once you have determined that your company matches contributions made to the California Scottish Rite Foundation, request the appropriate form from your Personnel or Human Resources Department. Send the signed and completed form to:

California Scottish Rite Foundation
Attention: Raymond D Godeke
2100 North Broadway, Suite 350
Santa Ana, California 92706-2624

The Federal Tax Number for the California Scottish Rite Foundation is: 94-6078728.