Home Builders Charitable Foundation

So many of our best memories happen at home: a child’s first steps, playing in the backyard, music lessons and birthday parties. A strong, livable neighborhood should be available to all in our society. That is why the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA) established the Home Builders Charitable Foundation (Fund ID: home03) in 2002 as the charitable arm of the KCHBA.

Mission: The HBCF’s mission is to support local nonprofit organizations that promote owning and maintaining a home as well as to support job training resources related to residential construction in the Kansas City area. Examples of this support include:

  • Supporting homeowners in their efforts to build long-term wealth and stability by owning and maintaining a home through donations to community revitalization organizations. Examples include Community Housing of Wyandotte County, Rebuilding Together Kansas City and Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City.
  • Assisting students interested in careers in construction by supporting the implementation and continuation of the Home Builders Institute (HBI) curriculum in area high schools and technical centers. Schools currently using the HBI curriculum are Olathe Advanced Technical Center, Paola High School, Gardner-Edgerton High School.

 

View the 2023 Home Builders Charitable Foundation Annual Report

 

“HBA’s generous gift went to support our new home construction program and was a lifesaver this year with the exploding cost of lumber in the 3rd quarter. Despite rising lumber prices and the pandemic, CHWC built and sold 16 brand new homes to hardworking families in KCK’s urban core. This is the most homes CHWC has EVER built, and we are on track to beat that number in 2021. We couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of organizations like the HBA, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

—Brennan Crawford, Community Housing of Wyandotte County

 

Fundraisers

  • Parade of Playhouses: You’re invited to join this fun and creative fundraiser by designing and building a unique playhouse to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
  • Home for the Holidays Year-End Fundraiser: Not everyone has a place to call home. Consider a donation to support local organizations so we can build foundations for the future.

 

Grant Requests
Grants may be made only to charitable and educational organizations. If you would like to submit a grant request to the KCHBA, please fill out this Grant Request Form and send it to Kari@kchba.org. Requests are reviewed twice a year by the KCHBA’s Foundation Committee (May and November).

 

Annual Donations
The Foundation is supported by the generosity and commitment of KCHBA members, affiliates and friends. The KCHBA thanks the following companies for their annual monetary donations to support families across the Kansas City region in reaching their dreams of homeownership. Thank you for your support!

 

2023 PHILANTHROPY CHAMPIONS ($5,000+)
Ashner Construction & Bodine-Ashner Builders

McCray Lumber and Millwork

 

2023 COMMUNITY PARTNERS ($2,500)
Ashlar Homes

Bickimer Homes

KCHBA’s Professional Women in Building Council

PCDI

Pella Products of Kansas City

 

2023 FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION ($1,000+)

Faith Technologies

Hiatt Home Group | Keller Williams & Inlanta Mortgage

Loch Lloyd Real Estate

PPG Paints

Sprint Lumber

SVB Wood Floors

Tamra Trickey Team | ReeceNichols

The Hendrix Group | Keller Williams

Weichert Realtors Welch & Co.

 

2023 PATRONS ($250+)
Arrow Circle Electric

Henges Insulation

Lonny Cohen

Rocktops Grante & Stone Fabrication

 

 

Home Builders Charitable Foundation Fund Management
The Home Builders Charitable Foundation is maintained and invested through the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (GKCCF). The GKCCF provides a range of services for many of the largest and most respected philanthropies and foundations in the KC community. The Home Builders Charitable Foundation (Fund ID: home03) determines and controls all gifting policies and procedures, solicitations of gifts, donations to qualified recipients and other management matters, according to the rules and regulations of the Home Builders Charitable Foundation and the GKCCF.

 

Questions? Contact: Kari English, Kari@kchba.org or 816-942-8800.