The CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation has a solid community investment strategy that responds to community needs. We maximize the potential of every contribution and stay true to what we know best – housing and shelter.
We have three grant streams focused on housing and shelter that will create new housing, keep people housed and improve housing quality.
Legacy Grants – Create new housing
CREB® Legacy Grants are our signature funding stream with the goal of making substantial, progressive changes for communities in the area of housing and shelter. This funding stream continues the long legacy of realtor giving.
To secure a legacy grant, organizations must demonstrate exceptionally strong alignment with our core community investment priorities. They must present a clear case for support that includes research and data driven solutions, along with projected measures and outcomes for the project.
Currently, we’re partnering with Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta on a major three-year capital project. The Foundation has committed $1 million to create home ownership opportunities for 32 low-income families who otherwise might not realize this dream. Read more on our partnership with Habitat.
Community Grants – Keep people housed
CREB® Community Grants support projects that improve community housing to keep people housed. These grants support projects that assist vulnerable populations at risk of losing shelter.
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 the capital “bricks and mortar” aspect.
Transformation Grants – Improve housing quality
CREB®’s Transformation Grants respond to community infrastructure needs by helping transform existing spaces. 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.
Read about our other Foundation work.
Grant applications will open in 2020.