Community Impact

OAR HOME Foundation

The Oregon Association of REALTORS® HOME Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity that provides financial resources to create, expand, and encourage home ownership opportunities for Oregonians at or below local median income.

 

It also promotes awareness of affordable housing issues by educating Oregonians and their representatives about the barriers to home ownership and the resources needed to increase housing affordability.

The OAR HOME Foundation provides members with a way to give back to their communities, and despite the best efforts of today's potential homebuyers, far too many simply can't afford the American Dream. We understand that homes stabilize families and we want that to be achievable for more Oregonians.

How Grants are Awarded:

Grant applications are accepted through Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® office in October/November of each year. Grant amounts are determined by the HOME Foundation Board in December and checks are made available back to the local associations to distribute to the selected organizations.

HOME Foundation Grant Application Format - 2020

HOME Foundation Grant Cover Letter – 2020

HOME Foundation Events (Updated Info)

2019 Recipients of HOME Foundation Grants:
  • Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS®: Corvallis Neighborhood Housing Services Inc.; dba DevNW - Mid Valley $5,000.00

  • Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS®: Habitat for Humanity- Mid Willamette Valley $5,000.00

  • Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS®/North Willamette Council: Habitat for Humanity- North Willamette Valley $5,000.00

Student Scholarships

The Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® is proud to offer scholarships to prospective students who live in the jurisdiction we serve including surrounding areas, and who are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the achievement of dreams, but may not have the means to make it possible.

 

Two $500 scholarships are awarded annually to prospective students demonstrating intent to pursue either an academic or vocational career at an accredited college, university or vocational institution. Applicants must be currently living in the jurisdiction we serve as described in our Bylaws. They must be graduating from an accredited high school (including online high schools), home schooled, or are completing their GED or equivalent. Must receive scholarship application by May 14, 2021

Students may apply here on this page.

2020 Scholarships Awarded

The Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® is proud to give back to our community and offer scholarships to prospective students who live in the jurisdiction we serve including surrounding areas, and who are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the achievement of dreams, but may not have the means to make it possible.

 

Two $500 scholarships are awarded annually to prospective students demonstrating intent to pursue either an academic or vocational career at an accredited college, university or vocational institution. Mid- Valley Association of REALTORS®applauds the commitment to the continuation and enhancement of each applicant's education.

 

This year, a very generous MVAR Board Member reached out to donate an additional $1,000 which was then matched by the SARCF Board of Directors, allowing for five (5) recipients to be awarded $600 scholarships towards their pursuit of education.

 

We were encouraged to receive so many Scholarship applications this year, which made for a very challenging review for the Scholarship Task Force Committee to make their selections. The committee reviewed each student's submission of their essays as to why the importance of receiving a scholarship, along with career objectives, schools applying for, community service or volunteer activities and much more.

 

Congratulations to the following 2020 Graduate Scholarship Award Recipients:

 

Sierra Alford, Jefferson High School

Amber Davis, Stayton High School

Anne Farris, McNary High School

Amber Hill, Salem Academy

Olivia Orozco, West Salem High School

 

Thank you to all the students who submitted Scholarship Applications. Follow your dreams and good luck in your future.