Service Project: Sleep in Heavenly Peace Bunk Bed Build

On Saturday, March 16, 2019, the REALTOR® Outreach Committee partnered with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) to help build bunk beds for kids! Service projects like this are just one of many ways that REALTORS® give back to the communities in which they live and work. Special thanks to Jamie Matzdorff for coordinating this service project. You can learn more about Sleep in Heavenly Peace at shpbeds.org/get-involved.

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How to Donate to the REALTORS® Community Foundation

How to Donate

All donations made through BRR’s REALTORS® Community Foundation are tax-deductible and benefit those in need in our community. Ready to donate? There are three ways to make a contribution:

  • Drop by the BRR office to make your donation in person (credit or debit cards, checks, and cash accepted).
  • Call BRR at 208-376-0363 (credit or debit cards accepted over the phone).
  • Donate by credit or debit card online (find instructions and video showing how to donate online below). You must be a BRR member to donate online.

Step-by-step instructions to pay online:

  1. Go to the BRR member login.
  2. Enter your login information and click “Login“. (Note: If you do not know your login information, call BRR at 208-376-0363 or email info@boirealtors.com)
  3. Once you are logged in, click on the “Shop” tab in the top ribbon.
  4. In the center of the screen, you should see a rectangle that says, “Voluntary Foundation Contribution, $5.00“. Click “Add to Cart“.
  5. Then click, “View Cart“.
  6. Donations are in $5.00 increments. Click the + or – button until you reach the desired donation amount.
  7. Then click “Update“. The total should show the updated donation.
  8. Click “Checkout“.
  9. Enter your credit card information and click “Continue“.
  10. Confirm your payment and donation details, then click “Submit Payment“.
  11. A confirmation will display, and an email receipt will be sent to the email address BRR has on file.

If you have questions about donating online, contact BRR’s Director of Membership and Education, Angela Gibson or BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, Breanna Vanstrom.

REALTORS® Community Foundation Awarded $1,500 Grant from First Story

The REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), recently received a $1,500 grant from First Story, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Hayden Homes.

The funds will be used to further the REALTORS® Community Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life in the Boise region through housing-related projects and grants.

“We are so honored to be selected by First Story for this grant,” said Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President, and Business Development Officer for Stewart Title. “These funds will make a significant difference towards reaching our goals of addressing housing-related and community needs.”

The REALTORS® Community Foundation offers opportunities for local real estate professionals give back to our community with their time, talents, and donations.

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Kim Daley, REALTORS® Community Foundation President (center left), and Breanna Vanstrom, Boise Regional REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer (center), accept the $1,500 check from Hayden Homes and First Story representatives.

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is a 501(c)6 trade association, representing real estate professionals throughout the Boise region. Established in 1920, BRR is the largest local REALTOR® association in the state of Idaho, helping members achieve real estate success through ethics, professionalism, and connections. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Intermountain MLS (IMLS) and the REALTORS® Community Foundation.

Established in Redmond, Oregon in 1989, Hayden Homes has provided 15,000 new homes to price conscious, value-driven homebuyers in underserved, secondary markets throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Hayden Homes continues to be the largest privately-owned new home builder in the Pacific Northwest.

With a commitment to building a strong community together, Hayden Homes has contributed 2.5 billion dollars to local economies and creates more than 5,500 jobs annually. Hayden Homes supports philanthropic efforts in the communities in which they build and have contributed more than 13.3 million dollars in charitable donations with the flagship of their giving through the 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, First Story. To date, First Story has provided 72 deserving and capable families throughout the Pacific Northwest with a safe, healthy affordable home and a first step toward financial freedom.

REALTORS® COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS $32,000 TO LOCAL NON-PROFITS

The REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), awarded fifteen local nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $32,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

Funds for grants are raised throughout the year by members of BRR. The two largest fundraisers include the Give-Back Golf Tournament and an annual online auction.

The mission of the REALTORS® Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Boise region through housing-related projects and grants. Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying non-profit organizations.

“Real estate professionals are passionate about the communities in which they live and work,” said Kim Daley, Foundation President and Business Development Officer with Stewart Title. “It’s so rewarding to be able to help people with their housing needs by supporting these outstanding organizations.”

The 2018 grant recipients include:

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund  ̶  $600 to provide fire victims with immediate resources for food, shelter and clothing needs.

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children  ̶  $1,000 to provide program support for the City Life Home for Women & Children; including the Emergency Services Program, Work Search Program, New Life Program, Transitional Housing Program, Children’s Program, and Veteran’s Program.

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity   ̶  $1,200 to assist with construction costs for one single family affordable home in the Tradewinds subdivision in Meridian.

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)   ̶   $4,000 to assist families transitioning from homeless shelters into their own homes.

Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Living, Inc.   ̶  $2,500 to provide funding for direct housing costs for residents in one of their three homes.

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers   ̶  $4,000 to fund childcare scholarships for children who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

Good Samaritan League   ̶   $2,500 to help with landscape and sprinkler repairs on the State Street property.

JANNUS, Inc. (Agency for New Americans)  ­­ ̶  $1,000  to provide emergency housing assistance for Boise refugee families.

LEAP Charities, Inc.  ̶   $3,000 to help them become an affiliate of the Resident Owned Community to Idaho.

Life’s Kitchen   ̶   $3,000 to prepare and provide soup four nights a week and a full nutritious meal one night a week in partnership with the Interfaith Sanctuary.

Meridian Food Bank   ̶   $2,000 to help fund the West Ada School District Weekend Food Backpack Program which provides qualifying students with a backpack each Friday containing six meals and two snacks to ensure they have food to eat over the weekend.

NeighborWorks   ̶   $2,500 to help fund the Paint the Town program.

The Salvation Army   ̶   $1,000 to support the “Pathways out of Poverty” program to prevent repeated cycles of homelessness/crisis and increase stability for people entrapped in generational poverty.

Women’s and Children’s Alliance   ̶   $2,500 to sustain emergency and transitional shelters for victims fleeing domestic and/or sexual violence.

West Ada School District   ̶   $1,200 to support the High School + Homeless = Success program which provides a small monthly housing stipend for unaccompanied homeless youth, ages 18-21.

 

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Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund Grant Recipient

The Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund received a $600 grant from the REALTORS® Community Foundation to provide fire victims with immediate resources for food, shelter and clothing needs.

 

Boise Rescue Mission Grant Recipent

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children was awarded a $1,000 grant to provide program support for the City Life Home for Women & Children; including the Emergency Services Program, Work Search Program, New Life Program, Transitional Housing Program, Children’s Program, and Veteran’s Program.

 

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity was awarded a $1,200 to assist with construction costs for one single family affordable home in the Tradewinds subdivision in Meridian.

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity was awarded a $1,200 to assist with construction costs for one single family affordable home in the Tradewinds subdivision in Meridian.

 

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless) received a $4,000 grant to assist families transitioning from homeless shelters into their own homes.

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless) received a $4,000 grant to assist families transitioning from homeless shelters into their own homes.

 

Chrysalis Women's Transitional Living. Inc. Grant Recipient

Chrysalis Women’s Transitional Living, Inc. was awarded $2,500 to provide funding for direct housing costs for residents in one of their three homes.

 

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers Grant Recipient

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers received a $4,000 grant to fund childcare scholarships for children who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

 

Good Samaritan League Grant Recipient

The Good Samaritan League was awarded $2,500 to help with landscape and sprinkler repairs on the State Street property.

 

JANNUS, Inc. (Agency for New Americans) received a $1,000 grant to provide emergency housing assistance for Boise refugee families.

JANNUS, Inc. (Agency for New Americans) received a $1,000 grant to provide emergency housing assistance for Boise refugee families.

 

LEAP Charities, Inc. Grant Recipient

LEAP Charities, Inc., was awarded $3,000 to help them become an affiliate of the Resident Owned Community to Idaho.

 

Life's Kitchen Grant Recipient

Life’s Kitchen was awarded $3,000 to prepare and provide soup four nights a week and a full nutritious meal one night a week in partnership with the Interfaith Sanctuary.

 

The Salvation Army Grant Recipient

The Salvation Army was awarded $1,000 to support the “Pathways out of Poverty” program to prevent repeated cycles of homelessness/crisis and increase stability for people entrapped in generational poverty.

 

Women’s and Children’s Alliance Grant Recipient

Women’s and Children’s Alliance received a $2,500 grant to sustain emergency and transitional shelters for victims fleeing domestic and/or sexual violence.

 

West Ada School District Grant Recipient

West Ada School District was awarded $1,200 to support the High School + Homeless = Success program which provides a small monthly housing stipend for unaccompanied homeless youth, ages 18-21.

REALTORS® Community Foundation is Accepting Grant Applications

The REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), will accept grant applications from qualifying Ada and Gem County nonprofits for its annual competitive grant cycle until Sunday, September 30, 2018. In 2017, the REALTORS® Community Foundation awarded 13 grants totaling $30,000.

The mission of the REALTORS® Community Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Boise region through housing-related projects and grants. The two largest fundraisers include the Give-Back Golf Tournament and online auction. Funds for grants are raised throughout the year by BRR members — local real estate professionals giving back to our community.

“The REALTORS® Community Foundation is thrilled to be able to offer grants to local organizations that are addressing housing-related and neighborhood needs,” said Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President. “We set some lofty fundraising goals for 2018 and I’m pleased to say we’re on track to give away even more than we did last year in grant money.”

Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations. Past grant recipients include Boise Fire Fighters Local 149, Boise Rescue Mission, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Charitable Assistance To Community’s Homeless (CATCH), Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, Good Samaritan League, Jesse Tree, LEAP Charities, Inc., Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, Women’s & Children’s Alliance, and the West Ada School District High School + Homeless = Success program. The REALTOR® Community Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local nonprofits and administers community impact grants on a quarterly basis.

Find the grant application and learn more about the criteria for consideration at boirealtors.com/annual-grants.

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) is a 501(c)6 trade association, representing real estate professionals throughout the Boise region. Established in 1920, BRR is the largest local REALTOR® association in the state of Idaho, helping members achieve real estate success through ethics, professionalism, and connections. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Intermountain MLS (IMLS) and the REALTORS® Community Foundation.

“More Than School Supplies” Drive a Success!

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The REALTORS® Community Foundation’s “More Than School Supplies” drive ended Wednesday, August 15th, and once again, our members astounded us with their generosity! Here are the stats:

  • There were 28 donation sites (including brokerage and affiliate offices, as well as the BRR office)
  • 15 volunteers who sorted donations
  • $100 in gift cards
  • $500 in cash
  • And a total of 2,195 donated items!

These donated items and funds will directly benefit the Boise, West Ada, and Emmett School Districts!

A special thank you to Shannan Berry and Scott Ryan who drove (and sometimes pushed) the TitleOne bus around on Wednesday, the last day of the drive, to pick up donations. Shannan also secured the Baja Fresh lunch prize for our contest to see who could secure the most donations. The Mike Brown Team at Silvercreek was the winner! Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the “More Than School Supply” Drive!

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Participating donation sites (in no particular order):

Guild Mortgage Eagle

 

Alturas Home Builder

 

Prime Lending Eagle

 

Group One Eagle

 

Group One Boise

 

Citywide Home Loans

 

Boise Hunter Homes

 

Epic Realty

 

Accel Realty Partners

 

Equity Northwest

 

Waterstone Mortgage

 

Berkshire Hathaway

 

Coldwell Banker Eagle

 

Coldwell Banker Boise

 

Coldwell Banker Meridian

 

Atova Eagle

 

Century 21

 

Smith & Coelho

 

TitleOne

 

Windermere Professionals

 

Accel Realty Partners

 

Idaho Public Television

 

208 Real Estate

 

Stewart Title – Boise

 

Stewart Title – Meridian

 

Stewart Title – Eagle

 

The Hughes Group at Silvercreek Realty

 

Silvercreek Realty Group

 

Boise Regional REALTORS®

 

REALTORS® Donate to Those Impacted by Local Tragedies

Thank you, Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) members, for stepping up and supporting the families hurt in the brutal attack at a child’s birthday party several weeks ago. Because of your generous donations, the REALTORS® Community Foundation was able to make a $10,000 online contribution to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). While we are still heartbroken and discouraged by this tragic event, we are grateful that our REALTOR® family was able to join together, along with a long list of other organizations and individuals, and demonstrate that our community is one that helps others in need and will not be defined by senseless acts of violence.

A very special thank you to Thayne Barrie, REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group, and First Story, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by Hayden Homes, for each making generous contributions of $1,000. While all donations are appreciated and were matched by the foundation, these two really helped move the needle toward reaching our goal of raising $10,000.

And in honor of the injured Meridian Police Officer — who is also the husband of one of our REALTOR® members – BRR made a separate donation of $1,500 to the Fraternal Order of Police Treasure Valley Lodge Foundation/Benevolent Fund.

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REALTORS® Respond to Last Weekend’s Tragedy

This fundraising campaign has ended. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Help Us Raise Funds For Families Hurt in Attack

Fellow REALTORS® and BRR Members,

By now, you’ve likely heard about the tragic attack at a child’s birthday party in Boise last weekend. This act of violence does not represent our community, and we share our deepest sympathies with everyone involved.

What does represent our community, and our members, is the willingness to help others in need.

If you prefer, you can drop by the BRR office to make your donation in person, you can do so over the phone by calling BRR at 208-376-0363. Donations made through BRR’s REALTORS® Community Foundation are tax-deductible and 100% of the money raised through this campaign will go directly to the IRC of Boise. Donations from non-members will also be matched, however, the donate online option is not available to non-members.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and for your commitment to our community.

Sincerely,

Gary Salisbury
2018 President
Boise Regional REALTORS®
Kim Daley
2018 President
REALTORS® Community Foundation

How to Donate

Ready to donate? There are three ways to make a contribution and double your impact with matching funds between now and July 20th:

  • Drop by the BRR office to make your donation in person (credit or debit cards, checks, and cash accepted).
  • Call BRR at 208-376-0363 (credit or debit cards accepted over the phone).
  • Donate by credit or debit card online (find instructions and video showing how to donate online below). You must be a BRR member to donate online.

Step-by-step instructions to pay online:

  1. Go to the BRR member login.
  2. Enter your login information and click “Login“. (Note: If you do not know your login information, call BRR at 208-376-0363 or email info@boirealtors.com)
  3. Once you are logged in, click on the “Shop” tab in the top ribbon.
  4. In the center of the screen, you should see a rectangle that says, “Voluntary Foundation Contribution, $5.00“. Click “Add to Cart“.
  5. Then click, “View Cart“.
  6. Donations are in $5.00 increments. Click the + or – button until you reach the desired donation amount.
  7. Then click “Update“. The total should show the updated donation.
  8. Click “Checkout“.
  9. Enter your credit card information and click “Continue“.
  10. Confirm your payment and donation details, then click “Submit Payment“.
  11. A confirmation will display, and an email receipt will be sent to the email address BRR has on file.

If you have questions about donating online, contact BRR’s Director of Membership and Education, Angela Gibson. If you have questions about the fundraiser, contact BRR’s Chief Executive Officer, Breanna Vanstrom.

Q2 2018 Foundation News

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Thanks to the support of BRR members and the community, 2018 has been a great year so far for the REALTORS® Community Foundation! The REALTOR® Outreach Committee (ROC), and members of our ROC Task Forces have been hard at work raising funds for the foundation’s 2018 grant cycle. Still to come in 2018: volunteer opportunities and grant distributions. There are still lots of ways for you to get involved!

Raising Funds

The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the Boise Region through housing-related projects and programs. ROC works diligently throughout the beginning of the year to raise the funds for the annual grant cycle. The two main fundraisers are the Give Back Golf Tournament – which was held at Shadow Valley Golf Course on May 30, 2018; and the Online Auction which closed on June 6, 2018.

2018 GBG and Online Auction SliderThanks to the more than 150 golfers, 48 sponsors, and the numerous volunteers who helped make the event a success! The golf tournament raised more than $23,000 for annual grants!

The Online Auction ran from May 23, 2018 – June 6, 2018, with 112 items! Thank you to all who donated items, and to those who bid! The online auction raised more than $7,300 for annual grants!

The annual grant cycle will open September 1, 2018, and applications will be accepted through September 30, 2018.

 Impacting our Community

Community Impact Grants ImageIn the past, the main ways the REALTORS® Community Foundation has provided support to the community was through the Matching Gift Program and Annual Grants. However, starting this year, and thanks to the generous support of the Boise Regional REALTORS® Board of Directors, and the Intermountain MLS Board of Directors, the foundation has introduced Community Impact Grants. These grants focus on the “improve the quality of life” aspect of the foundation’s mission and will fund organizations or projects that don’t fit into the foundation’s annual grant cycle, due to criteria or timing.

So far, the foundation has awarded three Community Impact Grants totaling $4,750! Information about grantees, funding criteria and applying for funds is available on the Community Impact Grants page.

 

Outreach

While grants are awesome, the foundation is about more than just providing monetary support. We like to get our hands dirty too! Earlier this month, the Paint the Town program through NeighborWorks Boise saw FIVE houses painted by REALTOR® Community Foundation teams! Thank you to our painting teams:

  • Broker’s Council of Idaho
  • Coldwell Banker Tomlinson Group
  • Epic Realty
  • Keller Williams Realty Boise / Amherst Madison
  • BRR YPN / Silvercreek Realty Group

You can see their awesome work on the BRR Facebook page.

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If you didn’t get a chance to participate in Paint the Town, don’t worry — we have more opportunities to volunteer! We need you!


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

1.   More Than School Supplies Drive: July 9 – August 15

On behalf of the Community School programs in the Boise, Emmett, and West Ada School Districts; ROC will be collecting “life supplies” – those items not covered by most food assistance programs: toilet paper, personal hygiene products, cleaning supplies, pet food, etc.  We will also be collecting gift cards to stores like Wal-Mart or Fred Meyer, and monetary donations as well so these organizations can purchase needed items directly.

If you are interested in hosting a donation drop box in your business, please email Shari Fernandez. A ROC member will happily deliver a collection box and coordinate pick-up as your box fills-up.

2.   REALTORS® Community Foundation at the Idaho Foodbank

Join ROC on Thursday, August 9th from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. for a shift at the Idaho Foodbank!  We will be doing tasks such as; sorting donations by nutritional category, repackaging bulk food into family-sized quantities, placing stickers on unlabeled cans and even building backpack inserts.

We need committed volunteers. You can even make it a family affair and bring your kids! Volunteers as young as the age of 8 are welcome. Those 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult volunteer. Sign-up now to volunteer.

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3.   Rake Up Boise

It’s still months away… but mark your calendar for Rake Up Boise 2018: Saturday, November 10th.  Do you already know you will have enough people to make a Rake Up team? Email Shari Fernandez to get your team on the list!

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Give-Back Golf Tournament Raises Money for Non-Profits

Local real estate professionals raised over $24,000 at the 2018 Give-Back Golf Tournament benefiting the REALTORS® Community Foundation, whose mission is to improve the quality of life in the Boise Region through housing-related projects and grants. The golf tournament was held May 30, 2018, at Shadow Valley Golf Course with 151 golfers and 47 sponsors participating. As one of the largest annual fundraisers for the REALTORS® Community Foundation, this year’s event was a tremendous success, raising over $4,000 more than in 2017.

Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President

Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President

“Participation from REALTORS® and other industry leaders was phenomenal this year,” noted Kim Daley, 2018 REALTORS® Community Foundation President. “It just shows how committed this industry is to giving back to the community. All of the funds raised by this event will help real people facing housing challenges in our area.”

Since its inception in 1995, the REALTORS® Community Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying non-profit organizations throughout Ada County, expanding services to Gem County in 2018. Past grant recipients include Boise Fire Fighters Local 149, Boise Rescue Mission, Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity, Charitable Assistance To Community’s Homeless (CATCH), Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers, Good Samaritan Home, Jesse Tree, LEAP Charities, Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, Women’s & Children’s Alliance, and the West Ada School District Foundation. The BRR Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local non-profits.

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR), is a 501(c)6 trade association, representing more than 4,500 real estate professionals throughout the Boise Region. Established in 1920, BRR is the largest local REALTOR® association in the state of Idaho, helping members achieve real estate success through ethics, professionalism, and connections. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Intermountain MLS (IMLS) and the REALTORS® Community Foundation.

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