Our order supports several charitable causes including Cancer Research, Service Dogs, ESTARL scholarships, Masonic youth organizations, and special projects of the 

General Grand Chapter’s Most Worthy Grand Matron.


Below is a recap of our charitable giving for 2017-2018 and more information on those charities we are focusing on this year. 

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Center


Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership

ESTARL is an acronym for Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership.  In short, it is a program providing financial grants to students preparing for full-time religious service. Established in response to a concern for the decreasing number of persons preparing for full-time religious service and the increasing cost of tuition, the Grand Chapter of Oregon grants ESTARL awards each year.


The Grand Chapter also supports our state masonic youth organizations, the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, Jobs Daughters International and DeMolay. Check out our youth groups on their pages here.


Please make checks in support of our charitable projects out to the Grand Chapter of Oregon.

Oregon OES Donations in 2017-2018

Cancer Research at OHSU - $27,400 plus

approximately $491,000 from the estate of a deceased member

Shrine Patient Transportation - $8,906

Masonic Youth Groups (Job’s Daughters, Rainbow, DeMolay) - $8,520

Heart Research at Providence St. Vincent’s - $5,263.25

Service Dogs

Guide Dogs for the Blind - $2,057

PAVE - $850

Sherwood Police Dept. – $219.50


Masonic and Eastern Star Home

Assessment - $12,489

Home Endowment - $2,227.62

Outreach - $1,024.80

FAITH - $2,124.62

ALS Research - $650

Regenerative Medicine - $530

Alzheimer’s Research - $20

Scottish Rite Speech and Language Programs - $150

Support First Responders - $255

Diabetes Research - $160

Benevolent Fund - $760


Dorothy M Dewing Scholarship Endowment - $48,548.22

$3,500 Scholarship Awarded

ESTARL - $4,639.84

$6,700 Scholarships Awarded

Leslie S. Parker Memorial Scholarship

$1,500 Scholarship Awarded