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Advocacy and Grants

 

In May of 2013, the Bloomington Board of Realtors established the REALTOR® Fund with both the Community Foundation of Bloomington and the Owen County Community Foundation. In 2017 The REALTOR® Fund was established with the Greene County Foundation. This is a permanent commitment by REALTORS® to provide charitable support to the communities in which they work and live. The Bloomington Board of REALTORS are able to stay connected to support their primary concerns involving housing, health, safety, and beautification projects while allowing community giving specialists at these three Foundations to manage and maximize the return on their investments.

Each year the endowed funds at these three Community Foundations will generate a sum of money or distributions that can be used to support charitable needs within these communities. By endowing the funds and using only the earnings on the fund for charitable giving, the REALTORS® have given a gift that will continue to create additional gifts to the community for years to come. For the past four years, the Bloomington Board of Realtors has hosted an annual Golf Scramble to raise funds for the REALTOR® Funds in these three counties. Applications for Grants are sent to local charities and non-profits each year. The applications submitted are reviewed by the BBOR Charitable Giving Committee to determine grant awards from each of the three counties. Grants are generally within the range of $100 – $2,000. 

Examples of past grants awarded include:

Safety: Child car seats $1,600

Beautification: Food Pantry repairs and Cleanup $1,000

Housing: Build wheelchair accessible playground  $500

To make contributions, please visit the Foundation Websites at:

Community Foundation Bloomington / Monroe County: https://cfbmc.org/

Owen County Community Foundation: https://www.owencountycf.org/

Greene County Foundation: https://www.greenecountyfoundation.org/

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New Hope for Families

In December 2020, the Bloomington Board of Realtors established a Capital Gifts fund for New Hope for Families. The goal of New Hope for Families is to provide solutions for children and families impacted by homelessness in our area.

To make a contribution, please visit:

Community Foundation Bloomington / Monroe County: https://cfbmc.org/

To learn more about New Hope please visit: https://www.newhope4families.org/