March 22, 2021
The CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation is now accepting applications for its Legacy Grant in support of local housing and shelter initiatives.
Through the investment of local REALTORS®, $300,000 is available in this year’s Legacy Grant for non-profit organizations working to solve complex needs around housing and shelter. The grant will be awarded as either a one-time contribution or through a multi-year funding partnership.
“Our Legacy Grant is about making a substantial impact on the supply of safe and affordable housing in the community,” said Murray Scotton, chair of CREB®’s REALTOR® Community Foundation. “The funding that we provide through this grant program will go a long way to expanding the range of housing options at a time when people really need it.”
The Legacy Grant is the Foundation’s signature funding stream designed to support the creation of new housing and shelter options for those who need it most.
“Our non-profit partners are doing all kinds of amazing work and we want to support that effort,” said Jason Yule, CREB®’s director of communications. “By funding new housing and shelter projects, we can contribute to building a wider pool of options and move toward our vision of empowering self-sustaining communities.”
Canadian registered non-profits can apply for a Legacy Grant until May 21 and successful applicants will be notified by June 30.
About CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation’s grant streams
The Legacy Grant is one of three grant streams the Foundation unveiled in 2020 as part of a new funding framework designed to create new housing, keep people housed and improve housing quality. The other two streams, the Community Grant and Transformation Grant, will start accepting applications in September.
More information on the Foundation’s grant programs is available here.
About CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation
CREB® REALTOR® Community Foundation is the community investment arm of CREB® (the Calgary Real Estate Board).
Through the foundation, REALTORS® from Calgary and surrounding areas invest in housing and shelter-related solutions to help those who need it most. Since 1987, REALTORS® have collectively invested more than $7.4 million into Calgary and surrounding area communities.
Together, we create new housing options, keep people housed and improve housing quality.