Philanthropic & Scholarships Projects

Diabetes Research

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious health problem. It affects nearly 23 million Americans. One-third of them don’t even know they have it. And – there is no cure.

Your body needs energy for everything you do, from running to sleeping. Diabetes affects the way your body turns food into energy. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods you eat into “fuel.” With diabetes, something goes wrong with this process. This affects all parts of the body. It can lead to blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, nerve and blood vessel damage.

In the five minutes, it will take you to read this brochure; six people in the United States will learn they have diabetes. This is almost 2,000 people a day. It is estimated that almost 20% of adults over age 55 have diabetes. And, with its complications, diabetes is truly one of the worst diseases of our time.

How the Order of the Amaranth Helps Fight Diabetes

In 1979, the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation was formally adopted and diabetes became the primary philanthropic project through which the Order of the Amaranth works for the betterment of mankind. The Order of the Amaranth has mobilized the efforts of its membership to prevent and cure diabetes and to help improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Thanks to the dedicated support of our members , we have raised over $18 million in the fight against diabetes.

The Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Inc. (ADF) is a 501c3 organization that serves as the charitable arm of the Order. ADF donates all monies it raises in the United States to the American Diabetes Association®, where 100% of the funds support promising diabetes research. Our International Order also funds research in their respective areas to help stop the spread of diabetes. We do not support fundraising or management costs. The American Diabetes Association reviews and selects the research scientists to be funded. Through this peer-reviewed system, contributors are assured that their gifts support the most important diabetes research and that the research results are shared throughout the scientific community. The Order of the Amaranth and the American Diabetes Association® have worked together to fund numerous researchers and their cutting-edge work in the fight against diabetes.  Together, we can help people live longer, healthier lives.   Make an impact in diabetes research and donate today!

Give to the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, Inc. for Research

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A Proud Moment for Washington State


We received the award for our total donation of $750,000.00 to Diabetes Research. 


The Grand Court of Washington Order of the Amaranth announces the 2024-2025 Scholarship Application. These $1,000.00 Scholarships are for students attending or planning to attend or are in college and trade/vocational school. These Scholarships are for the school year (Fall Term through Summer). Deadline for Scholarship Applications is January 1. Send the completed application to Mrs. Tamara Ryder, Chairperson Scholarship Committee, 4781 SE Horstman Rd., Port Orchard,98366 or Glen Ryder Scholarship Committee: 3530 Lombard Ave., Everett, WA 98201.

Eligibility Requirements:

Student eligibility requirements for these Scholarships shall be:

  1. A minimum of a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA)
  2. A permanent resident of the state of Washington or belong to Rainbow for Girls in the Washington/Idaho Jurisdiction.
  3. A member of Job’s Daughters, Rainbow for Girls, or DeMolay (including Majority Members and Senior DeMolay) Attach a copy of a current dues card.
  4. Or the Son, Daughter, Step-son, Step-daughter, Grandchild, or Great Grandchild of a Master Mason in good standing in the State of Washington.   Attach a copy of a current dues card of the Master Mason.*  
  5. Or the Son, Daughter, Step-son, Step-daughter, Grandchild, or Great Grandchild of a member of the Order of the Amaranth in the State of Washington in good standing.  Attach a copy of a current dues card of the Amaranth Member.*
  6. Or current member of the Order of the Amaranth in the State of Washington in good standing.  Attach a copy of a current dues card.
  7. Requests for special eligibility may be submitted to the Scholarship Chairperson for consideration by the committee on a case by case basis.

    *If the relative is deceased, the applicant must explain the relationship and submit proof of good standing of the relative in their organization at the time of their death.)