Charitable & Educational Trust

The Charitable & Educational Trust of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts supports various charitable organizations and causes, several in partnership with the National Sons of Italy Foundation.
Additionally, the Trust raises funds to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors as part of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts' annual Scholarship Program.
The Charitable & Educational Trust is the 501 (c)(3) charitable arm of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, and donations are tax-deductible.

National Charities

State Charities

Casa Monte

The Casa Monte Cassino provides free housing to families who come to the Boston area seeking medical treatment. The Casa helps visiting families navigate the city, provides assistance with transportation, and incorporates the cultural traditions of visiting families to make them feel more at home. The Casa also hosts events to connect with the doctors they frequently work with, and symposiums to explore the human side of medicine.

Commission for
Social Justice

The Commission for Social Justice operates under the auspices of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, and as a subsidiary of the National Commission for Social Justice. It is the anti-defamation arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America, its main efforts include fighting the stereotyping of Italian Americans, and working to inform the media and general public about Italian American achievements, contributions, history, and culture.


Each year, the Scholarship Commission, through the Charitable & Educational Trust, awards scholarships to deserving high school seniors continuing their education in an accredited, four-year college or vocational/technical school. Several of our Filial Lodges also give scholarships through the Grand Lodge's scholarship program.

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