Donations, Grants and the REALTORS Care® Foundation

We at the REALTORS® Association of Hamilton-Burlington believe in assisting local shelter-related organizations. We make direct donations to shelter-related organizations (upon request) and support organizations’ applications for grants from the REALTORS Care® Foundation.

For more information about whether your organization qualifies for a donation or RAHB support, please contact us at Also check out the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation for information about grants to shelter-related charitable organizations.

2020 Donations

In 2020, RAHB donated $66,530 to local charities.

REALTORS Care® Foundation Grant

Representatives from 15 local charitable organizations received grant cheques from the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation totally $42,640.

The charities are using these funds for additional assistance with renovations to their shelter, closing funding gaps for current or new programs, or to pivot their programs entirely due to COVID-19.

The 15 local charities that recently received funds are:

  • Good Shepherd (Family Centre)
  • Halton Women’s Place
  • Hamilton Health Science Foundation Behavioural Health Unit
  • Indwell, March of Dimes (Jason’s House)
  • Mission Services (Inasmuch House)
  • Neighbour to Neighbour
  • Restoration Second Stage Home
  • The Salvation Army Ellen Osler Home
  • The Salvation Army Booth Centre Hamilton
  • Shifra Homes Inc.
  • The Bridge
  • The King’s Way Outreach Centre
  • Wesley
  • YWCA (Phoenix Place).

COVID-19 Emergency Grant

In response to the challenges faced by Ontario’s shelters and food banks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, RAHB donated $17,790 to the following shelters, distributed by the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation:

  • Halton Women’s Place 
  • Mission Services (Inasmuch House)
  • Good Shepherd (Family Centre) 

Additional Funding

RAHB donated an additional $6,100 to the following food banks and shelters during the Holiday Season:

  • Mark Preece Family House
  • Halton Good for Thought 
  • GBF Food Services 
  • Carpenter Hospice 
  • Caledonia and District Food Bank
COVID-19 Emergency Grant 2020 & 2021

COVID-19 Emergency Grant 2020 & 2021

In response to the challenges faced by Ontario’s shelters and food banks brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, OREA has donated $1,000,000 to the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation. Part of these funds has already been distributed to more than 100 local charities by OREA’s 37 Member Boards.

RAHB has donated a total of $37,080 to the following charities in 2020 and 2021:

  • Good Shepherd Centre (2020) – $5,930
  • Halton Women’s Place (2020 and 2021) – $9,788
  • The Bridge: From Prison to Community (2021) – $3,858
  • The Salvation Army Hamilton Booth (2021) – $3,858
  • Wesley Urban Ministries (Wesley) (2021) – $3,858
  • YWCA Hamilton (2021) – $3,858
  • Inasmuch House (2020) – $5,930


2019 REALTORS Care® Recipients

2019 REALTORS Care® Recipients

Representatives from 14 local charitable organizations received grant cheques from the Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation at the RAHB office on Thursday, December 19.

RAHB President Bob Van de Vrande and CEO Carol Ann Burrell presented cheques totalling $42,180 on behalf of the Foundation, which is supported by RAHB members. Each year, RAHB members raise funds that are distributed among local shelter-related organizations within the RAHB market area through the REALTORS Care® Foundation.


2018 Donations
REALTORS® 4Kids Annual Charity Auction: $1,164,918 has been raised to date for the Children’s Fund

Annual Charity Golf Tournament: $6,729.92 raised on June 8 to benefit Good Shepherd

Mohawk College Scholarship: $1,000 was provided to two students with the highest grade point average in the Mohawk College Urban and Regional Planning program

RAHB Donations to Local Charities: $33,530 was provided to local charities in need of funding:

  • REALTORS Care® Foundation REALTORS® Ride — $500
  • REALTORS Care® Foundation grants — $31,000
  • BC Floods Appeal, via The Canadian Red Cross — $500
  • New Brunswick Flood Appeal, via The Canadian Red Cross — $500
  • Habitat for Humanity Hamilton — $1,000

Grants from Ontario REALTORS Care® Foundation: $31,000 in total divided among 10 organizations in our community:

  • Carpenter Hospice
  • March of Dimes Canada
  • Neighbour to Neighbour Centre
  • The King’s Way Outreach Centre
  • Wesley Urban Ministries
  • Halton Food for Thought
  • Mark Preece Family Home
  • The Bridge (Hamilton)
  • The Salvation Army Hamilton
  • YMCA Hamilton

Past Donation and Grant Recipients
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Hamilton
  • Carpenter Hospice
  • Child Nutrition Network
  • City Kidz
  • Design Hope
  • Bob Kemp Hospice
  • Drummond House
  • Good Shepherd Centres
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Halton Food for Thought
  • Halton Women’s Place
  • Hamilton Partners in Nutrition
  • Indwell
  • March of Dimes
  • Mark Preece Family House
  • Mission Services
  • Neighbour to Neighbour
  • Partners in Nutrition
  • Phoenix House
  • Ronald McDonald House – Hamilton
  • Salvation Army – Dunnville
  • Salvation Army – Hamilton
  • St. Peter’s Residence at Chedoke
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation
  • St. Matthew’s House
  • St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation
  • The Bridge
  • Wesley Urban Ministries
  • YWCA Hamilton