August 25, 2017
For three decades, Calgary and area REALTORS® have invested in local non-profit organizations to help build self-sustaining communities. Now, in honour of 30 years of giving, the Foundation will gift $300,000 to support local non-profits through their Investing in HOPE – 30th Anniversary Edition program.
How does the program work?
Our giving initiative provides one-time grants to shelter and community-related non-profit organizations in Calgary and surrounding area to strengthen the community.
This year, three local charities were selected through a nomination process based on fit within the categories of funding that CREB®’s Foundation supports.
Each of the three finalists will receive a grant of either $75,000, $100,000 or $125,000, determined by CREB® members who vote through an exclusive online voting program.
2017 Investing in HOPE finalists:
Inn From the Cold
Inn from the Cold offers shelter, sanctuary and healing to assist homeless children and their families achieve independence. This year marks Inn From the Cold’s 20th year of supporting homeless children and their families and our quest to build a community where no child or family is homeless.
Kids Cancer Care
Kids Cancer Care is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit. The foundation helps Alberta children and families by providing funding and programs in these key areas: Camp and Outreach; Research and Hospital; and Education Support and Scholarship programs.
Made by Momma
Made by Momma helps families facing situations of adversity and crisis by providing healthy homemade meals, wholesome baked goods, baby essentials, children’s items, supportive in-home visitors and other services to allow mothers the time they need to rest, recover and focus on their families and their health.
From now until Friday, Sept. 1, CREB® members can cast their votes for their favourite charity. While votes can only be cast by REALTORS®, we encourage the public to get involved in the conversation.
Grant amounts will be determined by the number of votes each finalist receives. The highest number of votes will receive the greatest amount and so forth.
Contact your local real estate professional and tell them what non-profit you think would be the perfect fit for an Investing in HOPE grant.
Created to support communities where CREB® members live and work, Investing in HOPE has contributed more than $6 million to a wide-range of non-profit organizations in the community.