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 Scholarship is an annual fundraising drive sponsored by the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® (SAR), which culminates in providing scholarships for local students. Since 2001, SAR has raised over $520,000 to support local students.
Over the years SAR has expanded the Scholarship program to support students pursuing real estate, business, and a variety of other fields at many different institutions across the United States. Many of the students who have received SAR Scholarships are the children, nieces, nephews and relatives of SAR Members.
Education is one of the most important gifts we can give today's youth and it is a gift that benefits not only the student but the entire community. The students who receive a SAR Scholarship to attend college will one day be your clients, your co-workers, and our community leaders.
The Christmas CanTree is an annual fundraising effort of the Sacramento Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation to support the Del Oro Division of The Salvation Army. The Christmas CanTree Project raised $90,000 in 2014 and $102,000 in 2015. Since 1983, SAR and the Foundation have raised more than $2.8 million to feed Sacramento’s hungry citizens.