Our Community

All are welcome here

All are welcome hereWe’ve translated this phrase into every language spoken by members of our lodge.


I believe in the Fatherhood of God, and the Brotherhood of Man;

I believe in Friendship, Love and Truth as basic guides to the ultimate destiny of all mankind.

I believe my home, my church or temple, my lodge, and my community deserve my best work, my modest pride, my earnest faith, and my deepest loyalty, as I perform my duty “to visit the sick, relieve the distressed, bury the dead, and educate the orphan” and as I work with others to build a better world because in spirit and in truth, I am, and must always be, grateful to my Creator, faithful to my Country, and fraternal to my fellow man; I am an Odd Fellow.

Groups we host

The Mountain View Odd Fellows Lodge #244 is proud to host many community groups that further our mission. If you would like to use our space, post-COVID-19, apply here.

Who We Give To

As a 501(c)(8) fraternal organization, our primary purpose is our mission and supporting our members. We also make substantive charitable donations in our community. Here are some, but not all, of our recent gifts or those given through events we hosted:

National Network of Abortion Funds and Pangea Legal Services

Project Safety Net

World Central Kitchen’s Ukraine Program

ReSurge International

Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

VIA Services

  • $315 (November 2021)
  • Context: This was the benefits of a Charity Pop-Up Art Gallery by Silicon Valley artists Paul D. Goodman and Henry Pham.
  • $35 (November 2022)
  • Context: This was the benefits of a Charity Pop-Up Art Gallery by Silicon Valley artists Paul D. Goodman.

Transgender Legal and Education Fund

  • $153 (August 2022)
  • $100 (March 2022)
  • $100 (October 2021)
  • $102 (Fall 2019)
  • Context: The South Bay Comickers hosted their annual charity sale.

Morning Star Lodge #20

Pangea Legal Services and Lilith Fund

Chinese for Affirmative Action

  • $500 (May 2021)
  • Context: In May 2021, we donated $500 to CAA as a general donation, to further their work supporting and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander members of our community from the 150% rise in violence against this beloved community.

Momentum for Mental Health

  • $500 (May 2021)
  • Context: In May 2021, we donated $500 to Momentum for Mental Health, to further their work supporting our South Bay community struggling with their mental health.

Community Services Agency

Rebekah Children’s Services

  • We regularly host the Rebekah’s Crafts Fair to benefit this charity.
  • In May 2021, we donated $500 to RCS
  • In the fall of 2021, members of the Hermenia Rebekah Lodge (many of whom are members of our lodge and who have used the building as long as our lodge has been in it) raised over $1000 for RCS through a crafts sale.

Partners in Health (Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment on the Navajo Nation)

  • $2000 (June 2020) to support their work in the Navajo Nation

Closing Concentration Camps at the Border

We hosted 5 monthly charity pop-up galleries to fund organizations working to close the concentration camps at the US border, raising $1,324, for the following organizations:


  • $408 from Pop-Up Gallery proceeds (Fall 2019)

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