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Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation


The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which makes funds available to organizations through a grant application process from donations by its REALTOR® and Affiliate members and friends. The Foundation is charged with hosting a variety of events in efforts to help raise funds.


Our mission is to assist our community by enhancing its quality of life through financial programs, education, and housing-related initiatives and community activities.

The Tucson REALTORS® Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which makes funds available to organizations through a grant application process from donations by its REALTOR® and Affiliate members and friends. The Foundation is charged with hosting a variety of events in efforts to help raise funds.

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2024 1st Quarter Grant Recipients

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our programs are based on a one-to-one relationship between a committed, stable adult and a youth that would benefit from a mentoring relationship in his/her/their lives.

While our mentors are responsible for meeting with mentees weekly on their own time, the purpose of this request is to help sponsor monthly events for those in our program. Typically, mentors are responsible for covering the cost of all activities (in addition to giving their generous time). To help defray this cost, we offer one or two events each month that are free and open to anyone in our program.

Marana 2340 Foundation

The Marana Schools’ 2340 Foundation is committed to ensuring every student is prepared for future success and has a vision for life. As a committed partner with the Marana Unified School District, the 2340 Foundation will provide resources to nurture the educational experience of every student by supporting processes that enhance teaching and learning.

The purpose of this request is to obtain funding which will be used to purchase backpacks and grade-appropriate school supplies to distribute to financially insecure students in need in the Marana Unified School District.

Our Family Services

Our Family Services’ mission is to eliminate homelessness and strengthen our community.
We do this by providing stability in times of crisis, linking people to support and resources, supporting social connectedness, engaging our neighbors to tackle tough community issues, and acknowledging and combating systemic inequities through policies and advocacy.

Housing is a fundamental human need and is vital in improving the lives of our community’s most vulnerable members. We focus on serving youth, LGBTQ+ youth, and families because homelessness is especially harmful to a young person’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development.

We seek the continued support of local foundations like the Tucson Realtors Charitable Foundation as we remain committed to our mission of eliminating homelessness here in Tucson.

Pima County Community Land Trust

After 13 years of operation, Pima County Community Land Trust (PCCLT) is highly aware of the need for fair, equitable and inclusive housing opportunities and how critical housing is to health and wellness.

Our primary programs and services include providing affordable housing, housing counseling, monetary assistance (when available), advocacy, and other types of education and coalition building.

Our land trust provides affordable homes on land that is community-owned through PCCLT.

We are requesting funds to support our housing counseling services. We operate a HUD-approved housing counseling program that works to resolve all housing related needs. In addition to pre-purchase counseling, we also do post-purchase counseling for homeowners that are facing unstabilizing events.

2023 4th Quarter Grant Recipients


The Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery Foundation is charged with raising funds to be used to beautify the cemetery. One of our projects is to partially enclose our committal shelter. This is where the interment ceremonies are held. One of the issues with our shelter is the exposure to wind, rain, and sometimes extreme heat. Often during these ceremonies flagged draped caskets get wet, photos of the deceased are blown over, and there is a sense of discomfort for the attendees, and officiants. By enclosing the arched areas, we feel we can decrease the elements in the main area where the service is held.

Desert Lightning Team Chief’s Group

The DLT Chief’s Group has been operating as a private organization on Davis-Monthan AFB since November 1993. Our organization is deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life for the young Airmen in our community through financial support programs,personal and military education, and community service activities. As Airmen serve our nation with dedication and sacrifice, it is our duty to provide them with the support and resources they need to thrive.

Through our efforts, we aim to alleviate financial burdens, promote educational advancement, and create an interactive and supportive community that empowers and uplifts our Airmen. The impact of our organization is profound and far-reaching, directly improving the lives of those who protect our freedoms by dedicating time and resources to improve their health, morale, and welfare. With your generous support, we can expand our programs during the holiday season, further enrich the lives of Airmen, and contribute to the overall well-being of our community.

Our goal is to assist our community by enhancing its quality of life through various means. Our mission is to stand in the gap by bringing help to children, healing to families, and hope to our community. Children have always been at the heart of GAP. We care for 250 foster children and teens each year, and provide programs to strengthen their families so they can be successfully reunited when possible. But we want to do more than just meet the needs of these precious children. It is our desire and goal to break generational cycles of poverty and abuse. This is accomplished through programs like our GAP Kitchen, preparing 1000 meals weekly for low-income children and others, the Community Warehouse, providing food and basic needs items to thousands of families in our community struggling to make ends meet, and Career Plus, career and life skills training to help individuals find good paying jobs and be able to provide for their families.

“Habitat Tucson works to support the Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life in our community. You understand the importance of financial education and affordable housing. Your generosity helps families partner with Habitat Tucson to grow and thrive.”

Habitat for Humanity Tucson’s mission is to provide affordable housing for all who need it. Every realtor has had the experience of buyers being unable to qualify for a mortgage. Habitat for Humanity’s homebuyer program helps those clients have the opportunity of homeownership. The chance to own a home allows the next generation to benefit from financial security, helps to build the family’s financial assets, and in turn, helps every Habitat family move away from the cycle of poverty.

Since 1986, Youth On Their Own (YOTO) has been supporting the high school graduation of youth in grades 6-12 experiencing homelessness throughout Tucson and Pima County. Our program also provides limited services to recent YOTO high school graduates for up to four years after graduation. Each is experiencing housing instability and is on their own through no fault of their own. Last school year, our program served 1,504 youth and 331 YOTO seniors celebrated a remarkable 86% graduation rate.

YOTO believes that education enhances our community’s quality of life. YOTO youth face significant obstacles in continuing their education. On top of their schoolwork and preparation for life after high school, many must work to survive. The YOTO Program is designed to help mitigate the impact of poverty and homelessness on a youth’s education. Services include the opportunity to earn a monthly stipend based on school attendance and level of need; material and financial assistance for basic needs (e.g., food, clothing, hygiene and school supplies); transportation assistance; college and workforce readiness; and ongoing guidance/academic support. 

2023 3rd Quarter Grant Recipients


Carden of Tucson seeks to develop students who are capable, confident, eager, alert, courageous, just, self-critical, compassionate, courteous, and happy. Through high standards and group collaboration the Carden of Tucson learning environment fosters reason, respect, and responsibility within the school and Tucson community. Carden of Tucson students graduate from the Carden community with confidence and understanding, prepared for their individual futures.

Carden of Tucson’s mission is to provide exceptional academic, physical, leadership, and social programs to enable each student to reach his or her full potential, and to prepare the students for success in their further educational endeavors.

Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona

Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona began in 1968 as a project of Meals on Wheels, when a grant was received to provide a more robust meal delivery service to older persons than what Meals on Wheels offered. We began providing special diet meals, and two meals daily, to meet this need, and continue to do so today.

In 1970, when the grant ended, a core group of volunteers including those from the Pima County Medical Society Auxiliary, wanted to continue this service. And that’s when Mobile Meals of Tucson was born. We became Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona in 2017, to better reflect our geographic service area and the Board’s vision for growth in the decades to come.

Today, more than half of those serve require special diets, and we now offer three great meal service options to meet clients’ needs. We serve people of all income levels and offer reduced-cost options for people whose income meets our established eligibility guidelines.

With the goal of increasing the stability, well-being, and connection of Arizona’s foster, kinship, and adoptive families and their children, our purpose is to strengthen and encourage those families through education, financial and emotional support, relationships, and providing opportunity for a voice throughout their journey.

Family Housing Resources
“The mission of Family Housing Resources (FHR) is to assist low to moderate income families and individuals acquire decent, affordable housing. It advances that mission through its two principal divisions: the Homeownership Division, with its extremely-successful Home buyer Education & Counseling Programs; and, the Multi-Family Residential Services Division which oversees the rental communities embracing nearly 186 living units.”

2023 2nd Quarter Grant Recipients

The Abbie School evolved from The Abbie Loveland Tuller School, a boarding school and college that operated for nearly 60 years in Tucson. The Abbie School was founded by parents, under “The Arizona Center for Autism,” a federally recognized, tax-exempt organization. To this day, Abbie School parents and families continue to be an integral part of our school and the Arizona autism community, where their input and volunteerism are welcome and valued.
The Arizona Heroes Memorial will be open to the public, a hallowed place honoring those brave, outstanding individuals past and present who have dedicated their lives to ensuring our American values. The Memorial will be unique to Arizona, a dedicated place to provide people with a physical space to remember and to learn.
St Luke’s Home is a holistic, assisted-living community for people aged 55 and older of limited financial means. If you or a loved one fall within this category, come visit St Luke’s Home or explore our site and get to know the St Luke’s Home difference. You feel the difference when you walk through the doors of St Luke’s Home, which is located on the edge of the University of Arizona campus in the historic Feldman Neighborhood of Tucson, Arizona.

2023 1st Quarter Grant Recipients

The mission of Angel Heart Pajama Project is “to provide new pajamas and books to children who are abandoned, abused, removed from homes and placed in foster care or living in homeless shelters in the City of Tucson, South Tucson, and in surrounding Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties in Southern Arizona.

Candlelighters supports, serves and advocates for children and adolescents with cancer and other blood disorders, their families, long term survivors, bereaved families, and the professionals that care for them.

Candlelighters currently serves approximately 300-450 children and family members annually. In Southern Arizona about 70 children a year are diagnosed with cancer, and treatment lasts an average of 2 ½ years. For many children, the long term effects remain for a life time and navigating a new normal in school is very difficult. School advocacy is an area for which we provide numerous resources.

The mission of Reach For The Stars is to uniquely improve mental health for children and the community: through astronomy, STEM, and volunteer opportunities, influencing the course of history for generations to come.


Act One,  Alzheimer’s Association, American Red Cross of Southern Arizona, Amphitheater Public Schools Foundation, Angel Charity for Children, Angel Heart Pajama Project, Arizona Blind & Deaf Children’s Foundation, Arizona Housing Fund, Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Youth Partnership, Arts Express, Inc., Assistance League of Tucson, Aviva Children’s Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson, Boulder Crest Foundation, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Care Fund, Casa de los Niños, Chicanos Por La Causa, Children’s Clinic , Children’s Musuem Tucson | Oro Valley, Community Food Bank, Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona, Congenital Heart Defect Families of Tucson,  Courtney’s Courage , Dancing in the Streets, Diaper Bank of Southern Arizona, earn to learn, Easter Seals Blake Foundation, Educational Enrichment Foundation, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, Family Housing Resources, First Book – Tucson, Fred Lewis Foundation for Youth Handball, Gabriel’s Angels, Gaitway, Habitat for Humanity, Handi-Dogs, Inc., Haven Totes, The Hearth Foundation, Homicide Survivors Inc., Honor Flight Southern Arizona, Humane Society of Southern Arizona, I am you 360, Integrative Touch for Kids, Interfaith Community Serices, JobPath, Kent’s Heart and Hope Foundation, LEWC, Make Way for Books, Marana Schools 2340 Foundation, Mobile Meals of Tucson, Our Family Services, Parent Aid, Primavera Foundation, Reach-Out Pregnancy Center, Renewal Centers, Inc., San Miguel High School, Shayann Kindness, Soldier’s Best Friend, Southern AZ AIDS Foundation, St. Luke’s Home, St. Piux X Roman Catholic Church dba CarePortal, Sun Sounds of Arizona, The Salvation Army , The Shyann Kindness Project , Therapeutic Riding of Tucson, Tu Nidito, Tucson Alliance for Autism, Tucson Arizona Boys  Chorus, Tucson Arts Brigade, Tucson Aztecs Soccer, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Tucson Hospitality Inn, Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network, Tucson Jewish Community Center, Tucson Police Officers Charitable Foundation,  Wheels for Kids, Youth On Their Own