On March 13, 2015, the REALTORS® Community Foundation spend an emotional morning giving cheques to 52 deserving grassroots community organizations in the Edmonton area.
The REALTORS® Big Give event has become an exciting tradition for charities and REALTORS® alike. "This is my favourite day of the year" explains REALTORS® Community Foundation Director Jill Didow. "some of these smaller organizations really rely on funding from the Foundation and the generous REALTORS® who support it. I have the privilege of getting to see these charities in action throughout the year and it is truly remarkable what they do with their funding." Officials from the selected charities were on hand to receive their grants which support projects proposed in their funding requests.
This is the 28th year the REALTORS® Community Foundation has given grants to local Edmonton and area charities with $4.0 million in total since 1986. The REALTORS® Community Foundation provided support to charities working in the areas of Shelter, Homelessness, Hunger, Crime Prevention and Special Projects.
The REALTORS® Community Foundation is supported by REALTORS® and is recognized in the community for funding and assisting those in need. Most of the funds are donated by individual REALTORS® or raised at REALTORS® events such as the Santa's Christmas Auction, annual Golf Tournaments or business meeting.