Advocacy & Outreach

Real Estate Community Cares FundReal Estate Community Cares Fund

The real estate community has a long tradition of giving back to others in need.

Our mission is to support our community through financial donations to housing-related charities.  We are committed to the welfare and prosperity of the communities where we live and work.  Through our charitable contributions and member involvement, we strive to help create more productive and enriched communities.

Give to Support Our Cause

About the Fund

In 2014 the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® started a $50,000 agency endowment fund at Akron Community Foundation as a way to ensure a permanent, predictable stream of funding for our mission.The Real Estate Community Cares Fund welcomes gifts of all kinds, including cash, bequests, closely held stock, real estate, life insurance and retirement assets. Gifts can be made online or by calling 330-376-8522.

About Akron Community Foundation

Celebrating 59 years of building community philanthropy, Akron Community Foundation embraces and enhances the work of charitable people who make a permanent commitment to the good of the community. In 1955, a $1 million bequest from the estate of Edwin Shaw established the community foundation. Today, it is a philanthropic endowment of $181 million with a growing family of more than 450 funds established by charitable people and organizations from all walks of life. The community foundation welcomes gifts of all kinds, including cash, bequests, stock, real estate, life insurance and retirement assets, just to name a few. To date, the community foundation’s funds have awarded more than $114 million in grants to qualified nonprofit organizations.

Visit the Akron Community Foundation's website for more information.

Request Support for a Worthy Cause

New applications for 2021 disbursements have reopened! -- ACAR's Community Outreach and Charity Committee considers donation requests from members and the general public on a monthly basis. Let us know if there’s a charity you would like us to consider supporting with a financial gift by completing the form below.  The application window is January 1 through April 30 each year.

Submit a worthy cause for support consideration.

RECCF Grant Procedures
Donation Request Form

Real Estate Community Cares Fund Recipients

The following have been recipients of contributions from the Real Estate Community Cares Fund:

2020 Recipients

  • Purple Heart Homes
  • Home Repair Resource Center
  • Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP)
  • The Well Akron

2019 Recipients

  • Habitat for Humanity Greater Cleveland
  • Village in the Heights
  • Maggie's Place

2018 Recipients

  • West Creek Conservancy
  • The City Mission – New Horizons Program
  • RAHAB Ministries
  • Open M
  • Rotary Club of Cleveland Foundation

2017 Recipients

  • Howard Hanna Children’s Free Care Fund
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Cleveland
  • Make A Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
  • Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve

2016 Recipients

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Cleveland

2015 Recipients

  • EANDC Center for Homeownership
  • Holy Family School Endowment/Catherine Marinelli
  • ReBuilding Together Cuyahoga Valley
  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Cleveland