Members and Friends Giving Opportunities


Members and Friends can give in these extraordinary ways!

The Humanitarian Foundation is the official charity of the Grottoes of North America. Created in 1949 by the Supreme Council of the Grottoes of North America, the Foundation conducts the Dental Program for Special Needs Children for the Grottoes.

Prophets (Grotto Members) and their friends are encouraged to help continue the work with children who have cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, mental retardation, Down syndrome and organ transplant by supporting the Enchanted Lantern Society, Fairchild Society, and Legacy Society.

Enchanted Lanterns
In the early days of the Grotto, members would hang a red railroad lantern in the window to indicate the location of their next meeting. This history of the lantern was not forgotten when, in 1953, the Grottoes adopted the “Enchanted Lantern” as their emblem to represent each contribution of $50 or more.

The annual sale of Enchanted Lanterns to Grotto members has become the backbone of the Humanitarian Foundation’s fund raising efforts for nearly 60 years.

Donations support the Dental Program through the Endowment Program.

Click here to download the Enchanted Lantern Short form.
Click here to download the Enchanted Lantern form.
Click here to buy EL online

Grand Monarch’s 5 for 5 Challenge
Support the Grand Monarch in buying a lantern every year for 5 years to support 5 kids.
Each lantern purchased will provide for an exam for a child.  Over 100 prophets have taken the challenge so far and we will be able to help 500 children because of their generosity. Donations support the Dental Program through the Endowment Program.

Download 5 for 5 flyer
Download 5 for 5 pledge form

Fairchild Society
A commitment to the Fairchild Society creates smiles for more children each year.  A healthy Fairchild Society ensures the healthy growth over time of the Humanitarian Foundation and helps us our reach our goal of serving more children.
On September 10, 1889, in Hamilton, New York, LeRoy Fairchild and friends held the first meeting of an organization that would become the Grottoes of North America. It is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth.
The Fairchild Society is a donor program established by Grotto members. Named for the Grottoes’ chief founder LeRoy Fairchild, the Society offers a variety of gift levels from which to choose and corresponding membership pins.

Monarch Society    $250


  • Provides sedation or stainless steel crowns
  • Thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Special Enchanted Lantern Silver Pin
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Monarch Society donation online

Grand Monarch Circle    $500

  • Provides a root canal
  • Thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Enchanted Lantern Gold Pin
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Grand Monarch Society donation online

Silver Circle     $1,000


  • Provides sedation and a bridge
  • Fairchild Society Certificate with thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Fairchild  gold pin
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Silver Circle donation online

Emerald Circle     $2,500

  • 
Provides multiple extractions with sedation
  • Thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Fairchild  gold pin with .05k emerald color stone
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Emerald Circle donation online

Gold Circle    $5,000


  • Provides operating room for three children
  • Thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Fairchild  gold pin with a .05k zirconium stone
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Gold Circle donation online

Platinum Circle    $10,000

  • provides lifetime support for one child
  • Thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Fairchild  platinum color pin with .10k zirconium stone
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Platinum Circle donation online

Sapphire Circle    $15,000

  • provides lifetime support for one child
  • Thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Fairchild silver color pin with .10k sapphire colored stone
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Sapphire Circle donation online

Amber Circle    $20,000

  • provides lifetime support for one child
  • Thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Fairchild gold color pin with .10k amber colored stone
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Amber  Circle donation online

Jubilee Circle    $25,000


  • provides lifetime support for two or more children
  • Thank you letter
  • Special acknowledgment in THE GROTTO magazine, website and annual report
  • Fairchild  platinum color pin with .10k ruby color stone
  • Certificate in donor’s name  (plaque for group donation)

Make a Jubilee Circle donation online

Legacy Program
You can have a forever smile by remembering the Humanitarian Foundation in your will.

The Forever Smiles Legacy Society is a legacy program designed to encourage and acknowledge gifts to the Humanitarian Foundation now that will continue to bring special smiles to special children years into the future.  A simple commitment of 5% of a insurance policy or retirement plan can safeguard your loved ones and provide for next generations of children who depend upon others for their dental needs.

There are many ways to leave a gift. It is not the business of the Humanitarian Foundation to guide your estate planning. All we ask is that you let the Humanitarian Foundation know of your desire to include us in your estate plan.  No commitment of amount is necessary, only your intent to remember our special children in your plans.

You can download the Legacy Society Intent Form here.

“The Humanitarian Foundation Supreme Council had unrestricted financial reserves of $5,564,566 in 2014, approximately 4.4 times the $1,264,499 in total expenses for the same year. But, the foundation uses interest only to cover dental treatment and administrative expenses.”