NVAR is proud to support several local charities with direct support, in-kind contributions, staff time, and member participation.
With the exception of the International Realtor® Property Foundation (IRPF), all of these programs are locally managed and they serve the Northern Virginia community.
We invite you to join us in supporting these good causes!
These programs have been vetted and selected by the NVAR Charitable Giving Task Force.
In addition, NVAR, in conjunction with the National Association of Realtors® Good Neighbor award, has recently supported NVAR member Trudy Harsh with an additional $1000 grant to The Brain Foundation.
The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers, provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people in our community prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters and other life-threatening emergencies.
Since 1989, Brain Injury Services (BIS) has taken a leadership role in developing community based services for residents of Northern Virginia and surrounding counties who have experienced a brain injury. BIS takes pride in serving over 500 survivors and their families each year.
The mission of Graham Road - Focus School for Language and Fine Arts is to inspire students to achieve academically, to think critically and creatively, to learn independently, and to become ethically responsible within a diverse and dynamic community.
Graham Road is a vibrant public school that provides an enriched, rigorous academic program for each child. Its wonderfully diverse student body reflects the changing demographics of the new millennium. Ethnic- and language-minority students compose over 75 percent of the student body, representing more than 23 countries and 14 different languages.
Housing and Community Services of Northern Virginia (HCSNV) prevents homelessness through counseling and direct support to working families in need in Northern Virginia. Our prevention programs keep families intact during times of temporary financial hardship, and thus reduce the need for more expensive temporary housing solutions.
HCSNV also provides foreclosure assistance as needs warrant and funding is made available.
Established in 1992, IRPF has delivered technical assistance in 27 countries over four continents and helped create 84 self-sustaining real estate associations representing over 170,000 practitioners.
IRPF’s expertise comes from the large pool of practitioners and professional experts to which the Foundation has unique and deep access through its strategic partner affiliations in the U.S. and around the world. This has led IRPF is considered by USAID as the “standard setter” in real estate education, association development and market assessments.
Life with Cancer is part of Inova Health System, a not-for-profit healthcare system. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of those affected by cancer by providing information, education and support.
Our programs and services are offered throughout Northern Virginia and our main facility is the Dewberry Life with Cancer Family Center; a home-like setting where people can come together to learn, share and find solutions to the many questions that arise when one is diagnosed with cancer. Our staff is made up of oncology nurses and social workers that have an average of 15 years of experience in the field.
UCM is a non-profit, community-based organization founded in 1969 as a grassroots movement to assist low-income families and individuals living along the Route One Corridor of Fairfax County, Virginia, an impoverished area in an otherwise wealthy county. UCM's mission is to assist families and individuals to improve the quality of their lives in a manner that builds their self-reliance and fosters their ability to function at the greatest level of their economic and social capacities.
UCM grew from a small group of concerned citizens offering emergency food and clothing into an organization offering comprehensive programs which not only continue to meet those needs, but also teach independent living skills and support families in their journeys towards sustaining stable housing and leading more self-sufficient lives.
VHDA is a self-supporting, not-for-profit organization created by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1972, to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing. VHDA provides mortgages, primarily for first-time homebuyers and developers of quality rental housing. We use no state taxpayer dollars, but raise money in the capital markets to fund our loans.
We also teach free homeownership classes, and help people with disabilities and the elderly make their homes more livable. VHDA works with lenders, developers, local governments, community service organizations and others to help put quality housing within the reach of every Virginian.
Since our founding, VHDA has committed financing for more than 174,500 single family homes and 135,000 multifamily units.
Our mission is to empower homeless families with children under age 18 in Virginia to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge and hope they need to become productive participants in the community.
The Mission of The Brain Foundation is to provide affordable housing for those suffering from serious brain diseases, such as schizophrenia and bi-polar disorders, who are homeless or vulnerable to becoming homeless.
Our vision for the foundation is community based housing for the brain injured and diseased across the country and intend that the lessons learned and accomplishments of our efforts will serve as a model to achieve the vision. If you can see the need in your community, please contact us.