The Sons & Daughters of Italy The Grand Lodge of Florida
We are an organization dedicated to the preservation of our Italian heritage, language and culture.
The Grand Lodge of Florida was incorporated in 1953. Currently, there are 20 lodges under the umbrella of the Grand Lodge of Florida with a total of approximately 1,420 members.
The Florida Foundation issues five scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors in Florida. Local lodges also are active in issuing scholarships within the boundaries of their individual unit.
The Foundation also donates to charities, such as the cancer fund, Alzheimer’s fund, Autism and Cooley’s Anemia.
The Commission for Social Justice strives to promote our Italian heritage and culture while dealing with issues of defamation, bias and bigotry.
The Commission is
particularly concerned with eliminating false and discriminatory portrayals of Italian Americans.