The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation gives focus and added strength to the Association’s tradition of giving back to the community. Sacramento REALTORS® are an extremely generous group, both individually and collectively, and of both their time and money. The many and varied charitable activities of SAR now fall under the Foundation, assuring tax deductibility for contributions.
The Mission of the SAR Charitable Foundation is to coordinate the activities of Sacramento's real estate professionals in addressing critical housing needs, assisting non–profit organizations to meet other basic needs, and supporting sustainable communities.
The Sacramento Association of REALTORS® (SAR) Charitable Foundation created the Touching Hearts and Homes (THAH) program to assist qualified families to remain in their homes after they may have lost the ability to maintain the property themselves.
The Foundation provides funding and coordinates with SAR to arrange for volunteer labor to support these programs. It is the goal of THAH to allow families to remain safely and comfortably in their homes when it might not otherwise be feasible for them to do so.
The Safe at Home Program (SAH) was developed by Rebuilding Together Sacramento to provide safe housing for our target families. The Foundation works with Rebuilding Together by providing funding and volunteer labor to install grab bars, shower stools, and other safety features to allow these families to enjoy greater safety in their home.
The Home Energy Conservation Program (HECP) was developed by SAR in conjunction with Rebuilding Together Sacramento, Sacramento Habitat for Humanity, and Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District to provide home energy features to targeted families that make their homes more comfortable to live in, more energy efficient, and reduce the carbon footprint of the structure.
The Foundation works with its partner agencies to fund the installation of energy efficient features that are projected to save the homeowner several times the one–time cost of the installation during each year of occupancy. Examples of work to be completed include weather stripping, switch plate and receptacle gaskets, window caulking, water heater blankets, low flow plumbing fixtures, and installation of CFL and/or LED bulbs.
SAR has a significant history of supporting charities related to shelter and a thriving community. Your donation to the Foundation continues this important work.
What we are about:
- Helping provide shelter through homeownership, affordable housing, housing rehabilitation, and combatting homelessness
- Providing a wide range of assistance to under–served families, low–income communities, and at–risk youth
- Developing and preserving livable and sustainable communities
KVIE Public Television (Volunteering)
St. Patrick's Children's Home
Turkeys 4 America
SAR volunteers participate in the spring and fall work days for Rebuilding Together, prepare and serve lunch at Loaves and Fishes, serve coffee and breakfast at the Wellspring Women’s Center, clean up the American River Parkway and much more. Foundation volunteers carefully research the charities they support, to determine they are well-run and fit with our priorities. SAR has regularly been recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal for its charitable efforts, consistently ranking around #12 on the annual corporate philanthropy list.