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 foundation’s mission focuses on three main areas:

  • Increasing career opportunities in the skilled trades by supporting educational programs and job training resources related to the construction industry, such as scholarships
  • Support the revitalization of Kansas City area communities
  • Charitable causes, such as human services like transitional and supportive services and housing

 

View the 2021 Home Builders Charitable Foundation Annual Report

 

Impact
In 2021, the Home Builders Charitable Foundation contributed more than $60,000 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:

“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.
  • Topgolf: It’s fun. And it’s a blast with a group of your favorite home-building colleagues! Even better — the proceeds from this event benefitted Kansas City-area charitable causes.
  • 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!

2021 VISIONARIES ($10,000+)
Ashlar Homes
Bickimer Homes

 

2021 PHILANTHROPY CHAMPIONS ($5,000+)

 

2021 COMMUNITY PARTNERS ($2,500)
Dreams & Design Building
Elevate Design + Build
Ernst Brothers Construction
Gary Kerns Homebuilders
Hearthside Homes
McCray Lumber and Millwork
Shamrock Cabinets
Stewart Title

2021 FRIENDS OF THE FOUNDATION ($1,000+)
BANK21
ProSource of Kansas City

2021 ADVOCATES ($500+)
Phelps Engineering
John Vance

2021 PATRONS ($250+)
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Koch
Leonard Marks
Brian Mather
Patriot Homes
David Rinne

2021 SUPPORTER ($100+)
Matt Adam
Bill Arnold
Mike Bryant
Lonny Cohen
Sean Flandermeyer
Mark Hoffman
Brenner Holland
Richard Holtcamp
Bryan Keller
Jack Maple
Mark Mather
Justin Pfeifer
Mike Powell
Bob Regnier
Bruce Rieke
SAB Homes
Greg Sims
Ben Tarwater

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.