Apply for a Canopy Housing Foundation Community Grant by May 27, 2021

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April 13, 2021

Contact: Kim Walker, 704-940-3149

CHARLOTTE, N.C. ― Canopy Housing Foundation, the charitable-arm of Canopy Realtor® Association, continues its Community Grants program, which supports nonprofit organizations in Mecklenburg and Iredell Counties. The maximum amount an organization may apply for is $3,000, pending availability of funds. Funds cannot be used for debt reduction or operational, administrative or capital expenses. 

Local housing organizations that are making a difference in the community through their housing initiatives must apply by May 27, 2021.  The application, which includes a brief narrative that details how funds will be used with supporting documentation, must be accompanied by a letter of recommendation by an active Canopy Realtor® Association member.  The Foundation will announce the 2021 recipients at its Community Grants Celebration on July 29, 2021. Nonprofits must utilize the funds before Dec.15, 2021. 

Last year, Canopy Housing Foundation awarded $48,550 in grants to 18 nonprofits and $24,000 to eight area Habitat for Humanities. To date, Realtor® members have distributed $584,749.70 over the past 14 years through the Community Grants program and $254,500 to area Habitats for Humanity to support the good work that organizations are doing in addressing needs directly associated with shelter in Mecklenburg, Iredell and now Haywood County.  Applications are rated according to community impact, project feasibility, fiscal strength and Realtor® support.

Canopy Housing Foundation is dedicated to creating a community where all housing needs are met.  The foundation works toward this goal through funding, education, advocacy and leadership programs that are focused on fair and affordable housing and workforce-housing initiatives.

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Canopy Housing Foundation is the charitable arm of Canopy Realtor® Association and has a mission to create housing opportunities through advocacy, education, funding and leadership. Through Canopy Housing Foundation, Realtors® work to address unmet housing needs within the community and advocate for fair and affordable housing standards and practices. Canopy Housing Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in the communities served though its programs, events and financial support.

Original Publish Date: 4/13/2021