Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS believes in strong, healthy and vibrant communities. 

Here is a list of local issues that MVAR has supported and continues to support that contribute to community livability.

Our Local Impact

New Salem Police Facility:

passed by voters in 2017.

 

Library Improvements Bond Measure:

passed by voters in 2017.

 

Salem-Keizer School Bond Measure:

May 15, 2018, Election - vote YES!

 

Political:

We are in support of Brad Nanke running Marion County Commissioner, Jim Lewis running for Ward 8 City Councilor & Steve McCoid running for Ward 4 City Councilor.

 

REALTOR® Day at the capital; 

Why is REALTOR® Day at the Capitol important enough for 850+ Oregon REALTORS to come to Salem for the day? Your voice is important and vital to protect homeownership and private property rights. See what your colleagues have to say about the 2018 REALTOR® Day at the Capitol and why they attended.

 

Homeownership advocacy:

Our Willamette Valley Government Affairs Director, Holly Sears is an active voice in our local legislation, shining a light on legislation that can affect homeownership.

Follow your Dream career

The Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® is proud to offer scholarships to Salem area residents who are dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the achievement of dreams but may not have the means to make it possible.

OAR HomeFoundation 

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.

This Oregon REALTORS® charity gives members a way to give back to their communities. Because despite their best efforts, far too many people in today's workforce simply can't afford the American Dream. We understand that homes stabilize families and we want that to be achievable for more Oregonians.

Home Foundation Grant Recipients 

About The Community Fund

SARCF is a charitable (501C3) organization

SARCF is currently seeking sustainers wishing to be a staple in our mission. Donations could be $1 - $100 per month. All donations are tax-deductible. If you wish to be involved email us at info@midvalleyassn.realtor

 

The Community Fund was founded in 2004 as a way for REALTORS® and industry affiliates in the Salem-Keizer area to have a positive impact on the community.  SARCF is a charitable (501c3) organization with the following goals:

 

· To help break the cycle of homelessness and provide opportunities for affordable housing

· To serve disadvantaged children and families in crisis

· To contribute to the livability of the community and build a sense of pride in neighborhoods

Community Fund Support & Funding

Our community fund is funded by members, sustainers, and fundraising events. The benefits of supporting SARCF include bettering our community, a better public image for the real estate industry and donations that are deductible as charitable contributions. Our Board of Directors is always working hard to get new and exciting ways to bring together the members and the community. If you are interested in joining the REALTOR® community movement, you can shop through Amazon smile or donate by clicking the links below.

 

SARCF Community Impact & Previous Grant Recipients:

Salem area Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley has been serving the community since 1991, working in concert with volunteers, donors, and partner families to build decent, affordable homes. To date, our affiliate has built more than 85 homes, housing more than 400 individuals- including over 300 children.

Home Youth and Resource Center

At HOME, disenfranchised youth find a safe place, caring adults, and opportunities to connect with their community in a positive way.

Salem/Keizer Community Development C

All people in a democracy have the right and responsibility to take part in the decisions that affect them and their communities. Freedom of speech is vital to a healthy democracy and is guaranteed in the First Amendment. CCTV provides the community with the opportunity for political, cultural, artistic, spiritual, and individual expression on television.

Family Building Blocks

Family Building Blocks has provided Relief Nursery services since 1997, Healthy Families services since 2003, and Early Head Start since 2010.

Campfire USA

Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.

Royal Family Kids Camp

Royal Family Kids Camp's mission is to Create life-changing moments for children of abuse. They uphold values to "Treat People Royally, Keep Moving Forward and Make Moments Matter" Every foster child, ages 6-12, experiences a life-changing Camp and Mentoring Club.

Congregations Helping People

Congregations Helping People is an expanding group of Salem churches that have come together to combine resources and work cooperatively to help people in need.

Striking Out Meth in Marion County

The event has become one of the top draws for the season for the Volcanoes. There will be other local nonprofit agencies and sponsoring businesses host displays to provide information about their services, interact with youth, and encourage positive family friendly activities.

Adaptive Riding Institue

If you love someone who has a disability, or you have one yourself, you know the vast amount of trips to the doctor or physical therapists; much waiting, many tests. One therapy that has been declared almost miraculous by participants is therapeutic riding or equine assisted therapy (EAT). This therapy allows people with disabilities to have a gentle riding experience using specialized equipment to meet their specific need.

Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service

Our agency (formerly Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service) offers a safe refuge and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking. Our programs and services inform survivors of their options and support them in their choices. A cornerstone of our philosophy is respect for the rights of all survivors, including the freedom to decide whether to report to the police the crimes committed against them. We work with survivors of any race, color, cre

Willamette Academy

This academic program is designed to address a number of factors that may discourage certain students from attending college or otherwise impede their academic progress. We are committed to helping our students achieve at a level that will enable them to attend the four-year college or university of their choice.

CASA of Marion County

Through our volunteers, CASA of Marion County advocates for abused and neglected children who need safe and permanent homes. To achieve the mission we recruit volunteers from our community, train them so they have the skills and knowledge necessary to advocate for an abused child, and professionally support them so they are able to do this difficult work successfully. There is no other agency or program providing volunteer advocacy to abused and neglected children who are living in foster care.​

MVAR Children’s Christmas Party

SARCF also is responsible for the  Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® Annual Children’s Christmas Party, where lunch and gifts are provided to approximately 150 homeless children in the Salem-Keizer area.

SARCF Community Impact & Previous Grant Recipients:

Annual Children's Christmas Party

SARCF is responsible for the Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® annual Children's Christmas Party, where lunch and gifts are provided to approximately 150 homeless children in the Salem- Keizer area.

Shout Outs 

Your picture could be here if you join in on our sustainer program!

Get Involved

Email our SARCF Board of Directors to get information on how you can get involved

Have an idea or opportunity for our community fund? Send us an email, by clicking the button below.

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