About Us

The James A. Masterson foundation was founded in 2010 in loving memory of my late brother Jim.  Jim was a great brother, father, husband, mentor, coach and person that knew how to give of himself to make others around him better. Jim knew sacrifices from a life of suffering with debilitating arthritis. My brother passed away tragically in late 2008 after a fall while working on his house.

In Jim’s memory I started the James A. Masterson foundation. It is a registered 501(c) 3 corporation that is a public charity.  Our mission is “to help people in crisis”. The foundation is small but has many benefactors and projects in which we work closely with other worthy charities that share our vision of helping people who are in crisis or cannot help themselves.
-Tim Masterson

Organizations we support

Daughters of Mary
We recently donated 20 water filters to Sister Anila Christy of Daughters for Mary, located in Bronx, NY. These filters will support the Daughters of Mary, located in Marthandam India.

Ponheary Ly Foundation
Based in Siem Reap Cambodia, this organization was named after the founder who was a survivor of the Khmer rouge rule in which millions of innocent Cambodians were killed during the genocide that took place between 1975-1979. In a country that has been war torn for 3 decades; Ponheary Ly has worked at getting poor children to school by providing uniforms, food, medicine and a compassionate heart.  This foundation helps send 2,500 children to school each year.
Acknowledgements of Support
    February 1st, 2013
    School in Siem Reap

Smile Train
        Provides operations to poor children that have cleft palates and cleft lips. $250 provides the funding for one operation. Last year we provided 16 operations.
Acknowledgements of Support
    September 17th, 2012
    Before & After Photos of children we've sponsored

        This charity provides insulated bags for premature babies. These bags help keep the baby's body temperature at 98F; one of the leading causes of deaths in developing countries.
Acknowledgement of Support

    December 21st, 2012
    Thank You Card

Fisher House Foundation
This foundation gives free housing to veterans families during a medical emergency.
Acknowledgement of Support
    November 19th, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Victims
We have been able to donate food and clothing to victims of hurricane sandy. We donated to catholic charities in Northfield NJ and also the Rescue mission in Atlantic City NJ.

Philadelphia Veterans comfort house
            Located in Philadelphia they help veterans that need housing and clothing; they aide them in finding employment, housing, medical help and counseling.

Waves for Water
            This is a non-profit organization started by Christian Troy. He was a professional surfer who after retiring realized the need to provide clean drinking water to poor people around the world. His goal is to provide safe water through the distribution of water filters that at a cost of $50 can clean 1 million gallons of water and provide water for 100 people a day for 5-6 years. That is really getting a good value for your small donation. Please see our home page for additional details for this project.

Trevolta - Chasing the Lightkeepers

Please check out our schedule in our brochure. If you would like to keep up with us on our journey; please see our handout for some of the final needs that we'll have for the trip and contact information.

Chasing the Lightkeepers, looks to be a very rewarding experience. Please visit our funding page on trevolta if you'd like to help us out. I am excited to be a part of the trip because it will be an opportunity to travel, to learn, and to experience new adventures. This not only frees the mind, but at the same time provides me the opportunity to explain to others that just a small amount of money can change a large amount of lives. Chris’ initial idea of the trip sounded so fun that I was very excited to hop on board. I believe that together Andrew, Chris, and myself sharing our time, talents, and treasures to help the poor will truly make a difference.

This trip is a great way to meet new people, spread the word about the many problems that we can help to fix, and, on a personal level, to gain some perspective on my own life. When I travel I find a certain freedom that, though very difficult to describe, is very spiritual.  I, similarly, experience this freedom when I help others and spend time with friends. This trip has ALL of that!  I’d like to thank Chris and Andrew for their generosity, and also you, for your support.



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