Salem Association of REALTORS® Community Fund

The Salem Association of REALTORS® Community Fund (SARCF) was founded in 2004 as a way for REALTORS®

and Industry Affiliates in the Mid-Willamette Valley to have a positive impact on the community.


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The Salem Association of Realtors Community Fund (SARCF) (dba as MVAR Community Foundation), was founded in 2004 as a way for REALTORS® and Affiliate members in the Mid-Willamette Valley to have a positive impact in the community. SARCF is a charitable (501c3, Tax ID # 68-0587535) organization with the following goals:

  • To 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.

Our Community Foundation 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 are 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.


Meet our Board

President: Sarie Scott, Gysin Realty Group

Vice President, Fundraising Committee Chair: Lisa McCormick, Cherry Creek Mortgage Company

Secretary: Ashlee Mecham, Berkshire Hathaway HSREP

Treasurer: Traci Benjamin, Churchhill Mortgage 

Director, Grants Committee Chair: Joni McClintock, Sundance Realty

Director: Sam Cagle, First American Title

Director: Susan Dunfee, Waterstone Mortgage Company

Director: Debbie McMillan, Berkshire Hathaway HSREP

Director: Don Meyer, Re/Max Integrity​

Director: Shelley Samson, Re/Max Integrity​

Director: Heather Smith, Ticor Title​

Director: Cathie Velasco, Oregon Rental Property Management, LLC

Director, Community Liaison & MVAR Past President: Kelly Martin, Berkshire Hathaway HSREP

How to get involved

As a member of Mid-Valley Association of REALTORS® you'll have the opportunity throughout the year to volunteer at one of our events, and or donate directly to our fund. Information is regularly shared in our monthly newsletter which can be read here on our blog, or you can sign up to have it delivered to your inbox.

How to stay current on SARCF news



  • Annual Children's Christmas Party

  • Soup Wars

  • Dessert Dash at Annual MVAR Awards

  • Annual Toy Drive (In partnership with Les Schwab/Fox 12)

Past Grant Recipients and Sponsorship

  • Mid Valley Habitat for Humanity

  • North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity 

  • DevNW

  • Liberty House

  • Camp to Belong

  • Salem Area Habitat for Humanity

  • Home Youth and Resource Center

  • Salem-Keizer Community Development Corporation

  • Family Building Blocks

  • Campfire USA

  • Adaptive Riding Institute

  • Royal Family Kids' Camps

  • Striking Out Meth in Marion County

Recent Blog Posts

Past Grant Recipients & Sponsorship
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.

Advertising Sponsors


Advertising Partners



Address: 320 Church St NE,

Salem, OR 97301

Phone: (503) 581-1431


Fidelity National Title

 500 Liberty St SE #200

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 585-7219


First American Title

 777 Commercial St SE Suite 100,

Salem, OR 97301

 (503) 581-0555


Ticor Title

315 Commercial St SE #150,

Salem, OR 97301

(503) 585-1881