About Charitable Giving


As a unique and vital part of the Masonic fraternal family, Daughters of the Nile in the United States and Canada join hands across the border to work together in Friendship, Charity and Truth. Our philanthropic efforts are focused on the patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children®, a one-of-a-kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment regardless of the child's ability to pay.


The Supreme Temple, Daughters of the Nile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public corporation which maintains a permanent endowment fund to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®. All monetary donations promote, support and maintain the philanthropic endeavors that enhance the medical care and treatment of the patients in the Shriners Hospitals for Children®.  The Canadian Trust provides the same support to Shriners Hospital for Children®-Canada.


Due to the generosity of the members, their families and friends, Daughters of the Nile has placed Gold Plaques on the philanthropic walls of all of the twenty-two Shriners Hospitals for Children®. These contributions represent over $50 Million dollars since 1924 when our philanthropy was established.


Working Together for the Children

The Daughters of the Nile Foundation makes it possible for the Daughters of the Nile to contribute over $1.5 Million  annually to Shriners Hospitals for Children®. This effort is realized from interest income from the Convalescent Endowment Fund, contributions  to the Foundation, the Stepping Stones to Happiness certificate program, the My Gift Incentive Program, planned giving and other opportunities.  Canadian members and friends contribute to the Canadian Trust which provides the charitable contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada.  Working Together, the Foundation and the Canadian Trust provide monetary support for special children.


The My Gift Incentive Program

The My Gift Incentive Program is a means for members and friends of Daughters of the Nile to contribute to the Convalescent Endowment Fund while receiving a gift in return. This is a combined awareness and fund-raising program. It provides an incentive to contribute, an awareness of our philanthropy, and each contribution increases the principal in the CEF. The My Gift Incentive Program offers new items each year which are available at Supreme Session, through the online Gift Store or by mailing an order form to the Chairman of the Charitable Giving Committee.


2013 Totals

Daughters of the Nile Foundation
Louis F. Meyers Trust
  $ 15, 000.00
Total US Donation
Canadian Foundation — for Shriners Hospitals for Children® Canada
  $ 435,542.00
Total Donation


This is a record-breaking donation and the first time we have been able to top the $2 Million mark. This brings the total amount donated by the Daughters of the Nile to Shriners Hospitals for Children® to more than $54 million.


For more information on our philanthropic efforts in the United States,
please visit the Foundation website.

For more information on our philanthropic efforts in Canada,
please visit the Canadian Trust website.