Created in 1978, the mission of the Austin Board of REALTORS® Foundation is to connect the philanthropic passion of Central Texas REALTORS® to worthy local causes related to housing, education, and disaster relief. As a mechanism for real estate professionals to donate their time, talent, and resources to charitable outlets, the ABoR Foundation helps impact, sustain, and support the Austin-area community.
As a charitable organization, the ABoR Foundation depends on donations from persons who share its goals and visions. All contributions to the ABoR Foundation are fully deductible as charitable contributions on federal income tax returns.
The ABoR Foundation's Local Causes
ABoR is proud to support Austin Habitat for Humanity’s “Home for the Holidays” Blitz Build for the third consecutive year. In 2014, ABoR donated $80,000 and 1,125 volunteer hours from more than 120 Austin-area REALTORS® to help a deserving local family realize the dream of homeownership.
Helping students pursue higher education is an investment in our community’s future. Since its inception in 1978, the ABoR Foundation has awarded more than 300 scholarships to college-bound high school students in Central Texas.
When tragedy strikes, the ABoR Foundation helps mobilize support for disaster victims in our community. Over the years, the Foundation and Central Texas REALTORS® have donated tens of thousands of dollars, plus hundreds of hours working hands-on, to local disaster relief.