About the AllianceThe American Fraternal Alliance*, formed in 1886, unites the not-for-profit fraternal benefit societies operating in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Alliance member societies represent nearly 10.5 million individuals, making it one of America’s largest member-volunteer networks. Each year members of fraternal benefit societies invest more than 92.5 million hours in community works and contribute more than $414 million to charitable programs supporting community service projects. Fraternal benefit societies provide financial services, including life insurance and annuities, as well as a variety of other benefits such as scholarships, educational programs, vocational opportunities, and group discount programs to members. *Formerly the National Fraternal Congress of America (NFCA).