Daughters of the Nile is an International fraternal organization for women 18 years or older, who are related by birth or marriage to a Shriner, Master Mason, or Daughter of the Nile or is a majority member in Good Standing of a Masonic-related organization for girls. Founded in 1913 in Seattle, Washington, Daughters of the Nile members now total over 30,000 in 143 cities throughout the United States and Canada. The members of Daughters of the Nile are proud of their long association with Shriners International and their continuing support of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Daughters of the Nile maintain two permanent endowment funds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children®. In the United States, the Daughters of the Nile Foundation is a non-profit public charity, while in Canada it is entitled the Canadian Trust. Through the Daughters of the Nile Foundation and Canadian Trust, Daughters of the Nile contributes over $1.5 million each year to Shriners Hospitals for Children® to be used for the medical care and rehabilitation of children.