Who We Support

Scottish Rite Children’s Charities

Scottish Rite Children’s Charities encompass two impactful programs throughout the United States. The RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program supported by the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction provides diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders as well as learning disabilities. The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction hosts the Children’s Dyslexia Centers which assists children through reading instruction, tutoring and dyslexia remediation.

Missouri DeMolay

Missouri DeMolay prepares young men to lead successful, happy, and productive lives by developing their civic awareness, personal responsibility, and leadership skills.

University Leadership & Service Clubs

This student-led club is committed to building young men and women of character by teaching college students to plan, organize, and facilitate their own programs, service projects and events.

LIGHT Box Productions

Launching Summer 2020, LIGHT Box Productions is the newest program of The LIGHT Foundation. LIGHT Box Productions encompasses the community-focused studio space, The LIGHT Box, at the Foundation office along with creative services to benefit our youth-focused partners, both locally and nationally.

Unleashing Potential

While represented by a new name beginning in 2018, the mission of UP remains the same as it was when the organization started as part of the settlement house movement in 1913:  to provide children and families the support they need to grow UP, keep UP, reach UP, leading to a more just community for all.

Kids Rock Cancer

Kids Rock Cancer is an innovative program that helps children successfully cope with the unique emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Through the proven healing power of music therapy, Kids Rock Cancer helps children combat feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and helplessness. The program provides:

  • A vehicle for self-expression
  • A sense of self-esteem and accomplishment
  • A distraction from the physical and emotional pain
  • A sense of joy and optimism

Shriners Hospital

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:

  • Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
  • Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin, or ability of a patient or family to pay.