The Greater Baltimore Board of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation, Inc. (The GBBR Charitable Foundation) supports and engages in charitable, civic, educational and humanitarian activities and programs designed to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods within the Baltimore metropolitan area.
The GBBR Charitable Foundation was established in 1998 by the collaborative efforts of a group of former GBBR Presidents, who wished to organize a method of directing meaningful contributions to projects that helped ensure stability and opportunity in the Greater Baltimore Community. It was their hope to create a lasting legacy of goodwill in the neighborhoods that GBBR members continue to serve.
Since then, our group has invested in a diverse variety of programs and initiatives, from supporting individual families in need, to supporting organizations with a wide breadth of reach, such as College Bound, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Adopt-a-Classroom, Pets on Wheels, and the House of Ruth. We have partnered with local community associations to make safe, vibrant parks and playgrounds a reality for neighborhoods long-challenged by vacancy and a lack of access to recreational areas.
We have provided expert consult, in kind donations, and physical manpower to support programs that educate and empower the residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore County, especially activities that spotlight the value of home ownership. We have coordinated with outreach programs that support veterans and skilled laborers in an effort to help them find the resources they need to seek opportunities in the job market. We’ve rallied for donations and sent financial aid to communities that have been devastated by natural disasters. And we’ve supported the organizations that provide respite and relief to the families of fallen first responders, our civic heroes.