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.

Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation Grants $30,000 to Ada County Non-Profits

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) awarded thirteen Ada County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling $30,000 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 Charity Golf Tournament and an annual online auction.

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

“Through BRR Foundation, real estate professionals are giving back where they live, work and play,” said Cyndi Elliot, Foundation President and REALTOR® with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make an impact in our community by supporting these outstanding organizations.”

The 2017 grant recipients are:

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund  ̶  $1,300 to provide fire victims with immediate resources for food, shelter and clothing needs.

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund

 

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children  ̶  $2,500 to provide program support for the City Life Home for Women & Children; including the Emergency Services Program, New Life Program, Transitional Housing Program and Children’s Program.

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children

 

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity   ̶  $2,000 to assist with construction costs for affordable homes at 46th & Adams in Garden City, Idaho.

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

 

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)  ̶   $3,000 to assist families transitioning from homeless shelters into their own homes.

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)

 

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers   ̶  $2,000 to fund scholarships for children who homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

 

Good Samaritan League   ̶   $3,000 to remove a large tree on the State Street property.

Good Samaritan League

Good Samaritan League

 

Jesse Tree   ̶   $2,500 to provide rental assistance services in Ada County.

Jesse Tree

Jesse Tree

 

LEAP Charities, Inc.    ̶   $2,500 to help purchase five condominiums for use as refugee transitional housing.

LEAP Charities, Inc.

LEAP Charities, Inc.

 

Life’s Kitchen   ̶   $3,000 to nutritious meals at the Interfaith Sanctuary shelter.

Life’s Kitchen

Life’s Kitchen

 

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

NeighborWorks

NeighborWorks

 

The Salvation Army   ̶   $2,000 to support the Finally Home “transition in place” program.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

 

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

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

 

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.

West Ada School District

West Ada School District

 

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (or BRR) represents more than 4,300 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. BRR has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Intermountain MLS and the Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and boirealtors.com/realtor-foundation/ for more information.