About the Foundation
The Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® Foundation is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides financial assistance for real estate education, housing, and general community needs in the greater Omaha area. All administrative costs are paid directly by the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS®. 100 percent of money donated is distributed directly to board-approved organizations in the community.
In addition, the fundraising efforts of local REALTORS® participating in OABR councils, committees, forums and task forces are channelled through the Foundation so the cumulative impact of REALTORS® in the community can be maximized.
Who Does the Foundation Support?
The Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® Foundation is an approach to annual giving that allows you to make contributions to priority funds supporting real estate education, housing assistance, and community needs.
Currently, the OABR Foundation is supporting four local charities consistent with Foundation mission. Specifically, the OABR Foundation supports ABIDE, Hope Center for Kids, Holy Name Housing, and the UNO Real Estate Scholarship Program; all to the benefit of our growing community.
How To Get Involved
1. Easy… Donate! The OABR Foundation supports four local charities that benefit our growing community: ABIDE, Hope Center for Kids, Holy Name Housing, and the UNO Estate Scholarship Program.
2. All OABR Members are welcome and encouraged to sit in on an OABR Foundation Meeting! Meeting times are listed below and on the OABR Calendar.
Upcoming Committee Meetings
The Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® Foundation Committee Meetings are typically held quarterly in the OABR Boardroom. Always check below or the OABR Calendar for any date and location changes.
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Judi Anding Educational Scholarship
The Judi Anding Educational Scholarship is entrusted by the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® Foundation. REALTOR® members of the Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® are eligible to apply for a tuition scholarship for Designation and Certification Courses that are recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®. Up to five scholarships will be given out per year. Contact our Programs Director with questions.
2020 Affiliate Virtual Food Drive
As a result of the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent quarantine of communities, many households have lost their income and families are struggling to put food on the table. On April 22nd, the Affiliates started a virtual food drive for the Food Bank for the Heartland. $3,665 was raised inclusive of a $2,500 donation from Veterans United Home Loan.
2020 Chili Cook-Off
The food drive from the 29th annual Chili Cook-Off raised more than $3,300 (or enough for 10,000 meals) for the Food Bank for the Heartland! Since 2014, the virtual food drive has raised almost $28,000 for the Food Bank for the Heartland.
2019 REALTOR® Ring Day
REALTORS® and Affiliates rang bells to raise money for the Salvation Army on Friday, December 6th, 2019. The day was cold, but hearts were warmed! Together with nearly 250 volunteers, over $9,000 was raised.
2019 Turkey Bowl & Toys For Tots
The annual Affiliate Turkey Bowl was held on November 13th at the Mark. The event raised $24,315.91 surpassing last year’s total!