To support and improve the lives of the homeless in the communities we serve
Edina Realty Foundation
Building a better tomorrow
Shouldn’t everyone have a place to call home? That’s what Edina Realty agents and employees thought when they helped establish the Edina Realty Foundation. The Foundation offers financial support to non-profit organizations that provide food, emergency shelter, medical care, job readiness training and more to the homeless in the communities we serve across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Between 1996 and 2015, the Foundation donated $7.7 million.
In 2013, the Edina Realty Foundation awarded 237 grants totaling $341,880. Click here to view the 2013 Edina Realty Foundation Annual Report.
To find out more information about homelessness facts or prevention, visit the National Coalition for the Homeless.
Helping is Our Responsibility
Edina Realty Foundation funds come from agent, employee and company contributions as well as fundraising events. Every time an agent donates a part of their commission to the Foundation, Edina Realty makes a contribution as well. In addition, employees of Edina Realty, Edina Realty Mortgage and Edina Realty contribute both time and money to the Foundation.
Grant making guidelines and procedures
Foundation Focus: Homelessness
All of the Edina Realty Foundation funds are donated to non-profit organizations which support homeless individuals, children and families and/or homelessness prevention.
Grant examples include funds to support those non-profit organizations working in the areas of providing safe shelter, food and clothing to those fleeing domestic violence, aiding families facing financial crisis with help in forestalling mortgage foreclosures, providing clinical services, medical supplies, outreach services and social services, and providing on-the-street medical care and crisis nursery support. Grants typically range from $500 - $5,000 with the average grant being $2,000.
Grant Request Procedures
Complete and submit the Foundation’s Grant Application, along with a copy of your organization’s 501 © 3 tax determination letter, to the Foundation Representative at an Edina Realty office in the area that your organization serves. Grant applications may be submitted at any time to an Edina Realty Foundation Representative for consideration.
A company with heart
Community Begins at Home
Each year Edina Realty Home Services employees and REALTORS® dedicate a day to work on local community improvement projects. Our volunteer day is called, "Community Begins at Home."
In addition, our employees and agents participate annually in company-wide community involvement projects such as the state-wide Minnesota FoodShare drive, collecting clothing and cell phones for battered women's shelters or building Habitat for Humanity homes.
At Edina Realty we know real estate is rooted in our communities. And, an investment in our neighborhoods gives us all a better place to call home.