Home Builders Charitable Foundation
So many of our best memories happen at home: a child’s first steps, playing in the backyard, music lessons, prom night and graduation day. 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. The fund is dedicated to supporting the Kansas City community in three main areas:
- Education related to the construction industry, such as scholarships
- Development and/or redevelopment of Kansas City area communities
- Charitable causes, such as human services like transitional and supportive services and housing
In 2020, the Home Builders Charitable Foundation contributed more than $100,000 to various community partners in the Kansas City area to support education, housing redevelopment and other much-needed services. A few of the organizations the fund has supported include:
- Veterans Community Project
- Habitat for Humanity KC
- Community Housing of Wyandotte County
- Rebuilding Together Kansas City
- Johnson County Community College Scholarships
- Pittsburgh State University Scholarships
“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
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).
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!
2021 PHILANTHROPY CHAMPIONS ($5,000+)
2021 COMMUNITY PARTNERS ($2,500)
Dreams & Design Building
Elevate Design + Build
Ernst Brothers Construction
Gary Kerns Homebuilders
McCray Lumber and Millwork
2021 ADVOCATES ($500+)
2021 PATRONS ($250+)
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Koch
2021 SUPPORTER ($100+)
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.