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Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation

BE A PART OF THE CAR FOUNDATION!

THE FOUNDATION HAS INVESTED OVER $7.8 MILLION OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS TO SUPPORT COLORADO NONPROFITS

  • OUR MISSION

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation promotes safe and affordable housing, advances homeownership for all Coloradans and provides housing-related disaster assistance to our neighbors in need.

  • OUR VISION

Coloradans to achieve the American dream of homeownership.

  • OUR PURPOSE

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation serves Colorado REALTORS® as the philanthropic and community engagement arm of the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.

REGISTER FOR REALTOR® APPRECIATION DAY HERE!
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Contact Us

Office: 309 Inverness Way S., Englewood, CO 80112

Phone: 303.785.7126

Contact: Stacey Brown

Office Hours: M—F | 8:00am to 5:00pm

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A Little About Us

The Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation (The Foundation) began in 1960 as the CAR Education Foundation. It was created to further real estate education and research. In 1991, the CAR Housing Opportunity Foundation (CARHOF) was established. Grant funding began in 1993 to assist with safe and affordable housing throughout Colorado. The initial grant monies came from Colorado REALTOR® brokers and title companies who invested their client’s earnest money into interest bearing escrow accounts.

The interest earnings were then donated to CARHOF. Today, hundreds of Colorado brokers and title companies support the Foundation with interest earning contributions from escrow accounts. In 2018, the Foundation was established to combine the Educational Foundation and the Housing Opportunity Foundation under one philanthropic umbrella. At that time, the Foundation established the Disaster Relief Fund in response to the devastating fires and floods that plagued Colorado in 2013 and 2014.

Today, the Foundation is the philanthropic and community engagement arm of the Colorado REALTORS®, real estate agencies, title companies, builders and other affiliate partners who work collaboratively to advance safe and affordable housing programs, education for consumers on homeownership, and provide disaster relief to our neighbors in need.

The CAR Foundation has invested over $7.8 million over 25 years to support Colorado nonprofits that encourage safe and affordable housing, promote homeownership and provide disaster relief to our fellow Coloradans.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 GRANT RECIPIENTS!


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We Encourage You to Apply For a Grant!

How to Apply:

 

The Foundation’s 2019 grant application cycle opens on April 1, 2019 and closes on June 1, 2019.

 

Please use the CAR Foundation Grant Application Guidelines to apply for a grant.  Your Letter of Intent must be submitted to Stacey Brown, Executive Director by June 1, 2019.  If you have questions please contact Stacey at sbrown@coloradorealtors.com or 303-785-7126.

 

Submit via email at: sbrown@coloradorealtors.com

 

Stacey Brown
c/o Colorado Association of REALTORS® Foundation
309 Inverness Way South
Englewood, CO 80112

 

Given the Foundation’s small staff size, please understand the Foundation’s Executive Director and Board Members will not be in a position to accept meeting requests with nonprofits interested in applying for a grant.

 

Some of our past grant recipients include:
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver, Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, Colorado Affordable Housing Partnership, The Real Estate School, Warren Village, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, TESSA, The Salvation Army, Grant Junction Housing Authority, Greeley Transitional House, HomeAid Colorado, Family Tree, Partners in Hope and Housing, Chaffee Housing Trust, Mercy Housing.

Partner with the Foundation!

Since 1991, thousands of real estate brokers, owners and title companies across Colorado have supported the Foundation (and formerly CARHOF) in a substantial way by investing client’s earnest money in interest bearing escrow accounts and directing their financial institutions and/or title companies to transfer all interest earnings to the Foundation. This collaborative effort of thousands of partners has resulted in millions of dollars of investment in the Foundation’s programs to support safe and affordable housing over the last 25 years. The Foundation is grateful for the continued support of our partners! Thank you!

New Broker Partners

Supporting the Foundation’s Housing Program is easy! As the broker you have the opportunity to direct how your client’s earnest money is invested. You do not need the company’s or the banks permission to request that your client’s earnest money is invested in an interest-bearing escrow account.

Real Estate Company Enrollment Form
Real Estate Company Enrollment Form with a Title Company

Your company will be recognized as a Housing Program Partner on the Foundation’s website. You will also be invited to check presentations and will be recognized as a participating Partner whose support makes the Foundation’s grant-making possible.

New Title Company Partners

Join the many title companies who support the Foundation by participating in the Housing Program funded by interest-bearing escrow accounts. Please complete and submit the Title Company Enrollment Form.

Title Company Enrollment Form

Some title company partners prefer to contribute a flat rate monthly, quarterly or annually rather than trac the interest earned on interest-bearing accounts. If your company prefers this method, please complete the Title Company Enrollment Form – Flat Rate.

Title Company Enrollment Form – Flat Rate

Your company will be recognized as a Housing Program Partner on the Foundation’s website. You will also be invited to check presentations and will be recognized as a participating Partner whose support makes the Foundation’s grantmaking possible.

Thank You to Our Housing Program Partners!

Advantage Bank  |  Alpine Bank  |  Bank of Colorado  |  Bank of Estes Park  |  Bank of the West  |  Bank of the San Juans  |  Champion Bank  |  City Wide Bank  |  Collegiate Peaks Bank  |  Community Banks of Colorado  |  Evergreen National Bank  |  First Bank  |  First Citizens Bank  |  TBK Bank  |  First State Bank of Colorado  |  Guaranty Bank and Trust Company  |  Gunnison Bank and Trust  |  High Country Bank  |  Key Bank  |  Kirkpatrick Bank  |  Mountain View Bank of Commerce  |  Mutual of Omaha Bank  |  Pikes Peak National Bank  |  San Luis Valley Federal Bank  |  Yampa Valley Bank

JIM RENSHAW

Chair

Land Title Guarantee Co.

CHRIS DJORUP

Chair-Elect

Metro Brokers Real Estate

JAN REINHARDT

Past Chair
RE/MAX Alliance

RYLAND PERCY

Treasurer

FirstBank

JEROME BLEGER

The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage

AMANDA ERICKSON

Executive Director

Durango Association of REALTORS®

JANENE JOHNSON

CAR Chair-Elect

Real Estate of Winter Park

JUSTIN KNOLL

Car Chair

Madison & Company Properties

LINDA LOWRY

Car Treasurer

RE/MAX Associates

SCOTT MATTHIAS

RE/MAX Professionals

DENISE PATRAYAS

RE/MAX of Boulder

SHANNON PICASO

Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs

DEBORAH SHIPLEY

REcolorado

TYRONE ADAMS

ex officio

President & CEO

Colorado Assoc. of REALTORS®

STACEY BROWN

Executive Director

CARF

DONATE

 

Please click on the donation button below and choose which program you want your $100 donation to support and the Foundation will send your HEART PIN! (The program options are Housing, Education, and Disaster Relief.)