Created in 1978, the mission of the Bay East Association of REALTORS® Foundation is to provide financial support for education and charitable needs within our community.
Members Helping Members™
This program raises funds that are distributed directly to Bay East REALTOR® or Affiliate members who have experienced a catastrophic event in their lives, which resulted in severe financial hardship. To apply for assistance from the Members Helping Members program, please submit the application found here.
Make a tax-deductible donation to Members Helping Members™
- Support Bay East members in need (Members Helping Members Program™).
- Offer community scholarships and grants to Alameda & Contra Costa County students who pursue higher education degrees.
- Support community-related charitable organizations and local schools.
The Bay East Foundation relies upon the generous support from the community and Bay East members. Without those voluntary contributions, the Foundation would cease to exist. We would like you to consider the Bay East Foundation in your annual giving plan. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 Corporation and charitable contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
The Foundation provides assistance through the following programs:
- Charitable Contributions
- Members Helping Members
Become a Trustee
We’re looking for members of the Association or the community who want to make a difference and have them join our dynamic team. We have open positions on the Board of Trustees, Scholarship Committee, and Members Helping Members™ Committee. See what our current Trustees have to say about their experience with the Foundation:
Simi Puri, REALTOR®: “Being a Trustee gives me the chance to give back to the community. It feels good to donate my time and money where I know it’s being put to good use. I enjoy the networking opportunities, working with a group of wonderful people, not only REALTORS® but Affiliates, members of the community and Bay East staff. It’s just a great environment. Taking a few hours a month in a positive giving environment makes me feel internally happy.”
Richard Fitzmaurice, Arc of Alameda County: “The “feel good” part of being a trustee is awarding scholarships to local students heading off to college. If I had any doubts about the next generation, they were erased after interviewing the applicants; all of them were smart, well spoken, talented and involved in their communities.”