Distributions enable Friends to pursue Concerns of the Society, such as:
- historical research,
- social welfare,
- spiritual healing,
- international order,
- children's issues and such other matters as the Society becomes involved in as a form of work and witness.
Outside groups with similar concerns also may be supported.
Typically, payment is made for administrative equipment and expenses, publications and conference costs, and assisting with honoraria and travel costs.
The fund will not normally be available for the purchase of land or buildings.