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.