Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation Grant Application is Open

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Foundation will be accepting grant applications for its annual competitive grant cycle beginning Tuesday, August 15, 2017, through Friday, September 15, 2017. In 2016, the BRR Foundation awarded nine grants totaling more than $25,000.

The mission of the BRR 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 BRR Foundation board is pleased to offer grant opportunities to local organizations making an impact in our community,” said Cyndi Elliot, 2017 BRR Foundation President, and REALTOR® with Group One Sotheby’s International Realty. “By supporting these nonprofits with grants, we are able to make a tangible difference by addressing housing-related and neighborhood needs.”

Since its inception in 1995, the BRR Foundation has provided over $1.7 million in grants to qualifying nonprofit organizations throughout Ada County. 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, Life’s Kitchen, NeighborWorks®, The Salvation Army, and the Women’s & Children’s Alliance. The BRR Foundation also offers a matching gifts program for member contributions to local nonprofits.

Find the grant application and learn more about the criteria for consideration at http://boirealtors.com/foundation-grant-application.

 

Save the Date for the 2017 REALTOR® Awards Gala

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The 2017 REALTOR® Awards Gala is Friday, March 10th at the Boise Centre. Tickets will go on sale February 1st for $60 per person.

Evening Agenda:
6:00pm -7:30pm • Cocktail Hour (and a half!)
7:30pm – 9:00pm(ish) • Dinner & Program
9:00pm(ish) – 11:00pm • Dancing and Celebration!
Tickets to the event are sold individually. A table seats ten attendees.

Bigger and better than ever, the BRR Foundation online auction opens March 7th. Watch for announcements and links to the online auction.

Interested in sponsoring the Gala? Sponsorship Opportunities are available! Contact Shari for more information.

And, now through February 3rd, we are accepting applications and nominations for:

  • BRR Honor Society
  • Circle of Excellence Production Awards
  • Code of Ethics Leadership Award
  • Darlene Manning Humanitarian Award
  • Rookie REALTOR® Award
  • Affiliate of the Year
  • Broker or Manager of the Year
  • REALTOR® of the Year

Get the application and nomination forms on the REALTOR® Awards Gala event page and check back often for the latest event information!

REALTORS® Community Foundation Grants Over $25,000 to Ada County Non-Profits

The Boise Regional REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR) awarded nine Ada County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling more than $25,000 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 online auction at the annual Circle of Excellence Awards Gala.

The objective of the REALTORS® Community Foundation is to support projects and programs in Ada County that transform the lives of the people in the neighborhoods in which we serve, with special consideration given to projects and programs focused on housing.

“The REALTORS® Community Foundation Board carefully considers each application and researches all potential grant recipients,” said Krista Deacon, Foundation President and Designated Broker for Silvercreek Realty Group. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to make a difference in our communities by supporting these wonderful organizations.”

The 2016 grant recipients are:

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund  ̶  $1,500 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 in the Tradewinds Development located at the corner of Locust Grove and Victory in Meridian.

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

 

CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless)  ̶   $2,000 to provide rent, security deposit and utility assistance to homeless families with children.

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

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

 

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers   ̶  $3,000 to fund scholarships for children who are at risk of becoming homeless.

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers

 

Good Samaritan League   ̶   $3,530 to bring ½ baths and communal baths into ADA compliance by providing restroom rail bars, sing pipe coverings and shower curtains.

Good Samaritan League

Good Samaritan League

 

Life’s Kitchen  ̶   $5,000 to help expand the Stone Soup Project providing hot, nutritious meals 365 days a year at the Interfaith Sanctuary shelter.

Life’s Kitchen

Life’s Kitchen

 

NeighborWorks (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services)   ̶  $2,500 to help fund the Paint the Town program.

NeighborWorks

NeighborWorks

 

Women’s and Children’s Alliance   ̶  $3,000 to maintain the viability of the critical emergency shelter for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.

Women and Children's Alliance

Women’s and Children’s Alliance

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Boise Regional REALTORS® (BRR; formerly the Ada County Association of REALTORS® or “ACAR”) represents more than 4,000 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 REALTORS® Community Foundation. Visit boirealtors.com, intermountainmls.com, and boirealtors.com/realtor-foundation/ for more information.

BRR Rakes Up Boise!

Boise Regional REALTORS® has twelve teams raking yards as part of NeighborWorks’ 2016 Rake Up Boise! Our teams, made up of both REALTOR® and Affiliate members, are making an impact in our community one bag of leaves at a time!

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This Year the BRR Foundation is Participating in Idaho Gives!

Idaho Gives Take 05 to give 10

Join us on Thursday, May 5th for Idaho Gives, a fun and unique one-day giving event that takes place online throughout the state of Idaho.

Support the BRR Foundation by making an online donation any time on May 5th. Idaho Gives will be tracking donation activity from 12:00am – 11:59pm. Follow along and see how we’re doing!

How will the BRR Foundation utilize the funds?  All funds raised by the BRR Foundation are put to work in our community to transform the lives of the people in the neighborhoods in which we serve. The BRR Foundation provides critical grants to nonprofits throughout the Boise region. Grants funded through the foundation can mean the difference between being able to offer a program or having to turn people away.

You can help us by spreading the word, sharing about the BRR Community Foundation and Idaho Gives on social media and, of course, by taking :05 to give $10!

Schedule your donation now!

REALTORS® Community Foundation grants nearly $25,000 in Ada County

The ACAR REALTORS® Community Foundation, the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of the Ada County Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) awarded nine Ada County nonprofit organizations with grants totaling almost $25,000 through its annual competitive grant cycle.

Funds for grants are raised throughout the year by members of ACAR. The two largest fundraisers include the Give-Back Charity Golf Tournament and an online auction at the annual Circle of Excellence Awards Gala.

The objective of the REALTORS® Community Foundation is to support projects and/or programs in Ada County in order to transform the lives of the people in the neighborhoods in which we serve, with special consideration given to projects and/or programs focused on housing needs.

The 2015 grant recipients are:

Boise Firefighters Local 149 Burnout Fund  ̶  $2,500 to provide fire victims with immediate resources for food, shelter and clothing needs.

Boise Firefighters Local 149 - 2015

Boise Rescue Mission/City Light Home for Women & Children  ̶  $3,000 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 - 2015

Good Samaritan League   ̶   $2,755 to purchase a new commercial dishwasher as part of the Renovation/Repair/Beautification project.

Good Samaritan League - 2015

Habitat for Humanity   ̶  $2,000 to help with construction costs for homes currently under construction in Frazier Place, a fifteen home subdivision in Boise.

Habitat for Humanity - 2015

Jesse Tree   ̶  $2,500 to provide funding for the Emergency Rent and Mercy Assistance program to keep qualifying individuals in their homes following a one-time financial emergency.

Jesse Tree - 2015

Life’s Kitchen  ̶   $3,000 to help fund the Stone Soup Project providing one hot and healthy meal every weekday at the Interfaith Sanctuary shelter.

Life's Kitchen - 2015

NeighborWorks (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services)   ̶  $2,500 to help fund the Paint the Town program.

The Salvation Army   ̶  $2,000 to help fund the Nearly Home Transition in Place program.

Salvation Army - 2015

Women’s and Children’s Alliance   ̶  $4,000 to maintain the viability of the critical emergency shelter for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence.

WCA - 2015

 

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The Ada County Association of REALTORS® represents more than 3,600 real estate professionals throughout the Boise region, providing resources to help members conduct their businesses professionally, ethically, and successfully. For more information, visit www.myacar.com.

Golf and Give: A Perfect Match

On Thursday, August 7th, ACAR will be hosting our 18th Annual Give Back Golf Tournament at Falcon Crest Golf Course. This fabulous event will include lunch, player gift bags, raffle prizes and super tickets with over 100 golfers and much – much – more!

This is a fun-filled event where REALTOR and Affiliate members along with friends and family of ACAR can spend a day out on the course while raising funds for a great cause.

All net proceeds from the event will go to REALTOR Community Foundation a 501(c)(3) that will provide grants to support programs and projects that enhance the quality of life in Ada County.

If you haven’t already, please REGISTER NOW. Make sure you have your Team Name ready to enter, you can also register individually or as a team (they will be registered as “guests”).

 

Questions, contact Sarah Kestler| Director of Communications