The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem
Autonomous Grand Priory of the United States of America
The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem supports many charitable organizations across the nation and throughout the world. Listed below are some of these worthy charities. We encourage all members to give generously of their time and resources to these causes through the annual contribution to the Jerusalem Mite, which supports our work in the Holy Land, and through your support of different charitable efforts of your local Priory or Commandery.
The Autonomous Grand Priory of the United States of America (Our National Organization) provides direct significant financial contributions to the following organizations:
Donations to Support Maintenance of Holy Land Sites, Hospitals, and Schools
The Franciscans in the Holy Land
The Augusta Victoria Hospital, operated by the Lutheran Diocese of Jerusalem
The Anglican Diocese (to support St. George Cathedral and School) in Jerusalem
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
The Armenian Patriarchate to maintain many of the Old Quarter sites
The International Orthodox Christian Charities
Donations to Support Iraqi Christians at Risk
Facing extinction documentary
A Call to Action
Priories, Commanderies and Preceptories have all provided donations to support these charities and many other local charities, such as the Fisher Houses that assist families of wounded combat veterans who are visiting those veterans. Their members have also provided many hours of labor to Habitat for Humanity projects across the country, and have supported international relief efforts with both donations and personal involvement of our medical professionals in Doctors Without Borders projects.
Significant donations have been provided to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Relief efforts by the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. Many members have offered space in their homes to those left homeless by these disasters.