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.

Seeking Donations for the “More Than School Supplies Drive”!

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The RCF is working to fill the supply closets at Community School sites in the Boise, West Ada, and Emmett School Districts. A Community School is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. One of the services provided through a Community School is help for families in need to get food, clothing and necessary household and hygiene products…. all the life supplies to help kids be successful in school.

Contest: If your office brings in the most donations you’ll win lunch for 10 from Baja Fresh!

The contest prize will be announced on Facebook LIVE during our donation Sorting Day on Friday, August 17th.

Need a donation box for your office? Email Shari Fernandez and let her know! Download the flyer for your office!

 

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Join us to sort and package all the donations from the More Than School Supplies Drive for delivery to community schools in the Boise, West Ada, and Emmett school districts!

When: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Boise Regional REALTORS (9550 W Bethel Court, Boise 83709)
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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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