The REALTOR® Community Foundation has a robust strategy that responds to community need. We maximize the potential of every contribution and stay true to what we know best – housing and shelter.
We have three grant streams to create new housing, keep people housed and improve housing quality.
Legacy Grants – Create new housing
CREB® Legacy Grants are the Foundation’s signature funding stream, with the goal of creating new housing options for people who need it most.
To secure a legacy grant, organizations must demonstrate exceptionally strong alignment with our core community investment priorities, present a clear case for support that includes research and data driven solutions, along with projected outcomes measures for the project.
Our current partnership with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta will serve as the Foundation’s 2020 Legacy Grant. The application process will remain open for this program and successful applicants will be notified during the 2021 cycle, with a funding range between $100,000 and $1 million, awarded as either a one-time contribution, or through a multi-year funding partnership.
Community Grants – Keep people housed
CREB® Community Grants support projects that keep people housed. These grants assist vulnerable populations at risk of losing housing and/or shelter. Community grants between $25,000 and $75,000 will be awarded per calendar year.
To secure a community grant, the solution strategy must include a strong connection to housing and/or shelter, and the project must clearly focus on keeping people housed.
Transformation Grants – Improve housing quality
CREB® Transformation Grants revitalize existing spaces and respond to community infrastructure needs. Applications for funding will be accepted for projects up to a maximum of $10,000.
These grants support non-profit organizations that specialize in housing and shelter and who are looking to expand existing structures or make renovations/repairs to improve housing quality.
Learn more! Check out CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation's grant programs brochure.