Projects originating in the Districts and lodges and undertaken in partnership with the Masonic Foundation play a major role in bringing Masonic charity to communities, where funds are raised locally to support projects of great significance to the residents of the community. Every year, participating Ontario Districts select a charitable project. Many involve raising money for local hospital foundations. A number are youth-oriented, supporting children’s camps and organizations that provide services to children with health or developmental challenges. Districts can register their projects with the Masonic Foundation and receive a financial “top up” for their cause.