About Us


Mission Statement:
Mobilizing REALTORS® and Community Partners to stabilize housing needs within Douglas County. 
 


History: 
The Lawrence Board of REALTORS® Community Foundation is the charitable  arm of the Lawrence Board of REALTORS®. Prior to establishing our 501(c)(3), The Lawrence Board of REALTORS® Community Relations Committee has assisted families in case management by paying toward housing costs, utility payments, badly needed car repairs, tuition assistance, medical assistance & supplies, clothes & winter coats, as well as gas & groceries for families.

Since becoming a 501(c)(3) in July 2018, the LBOR Community Foundation has awarded over $50,000 to local non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations as well as over $52,000 in housing assistance following the 2019 tornado that hit Douglas County in May, 2019. 

REALTOR® & Affiliate Member Giving:     

Members of the Lawrence Board of REALTORS® including Affiliate Members, are pleased to be able to give back to the community we serve.  The LBOR Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible.  The Lawrence Board of REALTORS® pays all administrative costs for the Community Foundation so 100% of contributions and fundraising proceeds go to grant recipients!        

Member Giving Levels:
Gifts to the LBOR Community Foundation create Hope and produce Opportunity, Motivating and Empowering recipients toward self-sustainability at Home.

Hope $500+
Opportunity $250-$499
Motivation $100-$249
Empowerment $0-$99

Community Giving:
Business Partners and Community Members can contribute to the LBOR Community Foundation in multiple ways..

  • Become an Event Sponsor
  • Participate in a Fundraising Event
  • Donate In-Kind & Raffle Items for Fundraising Events
  • Cash Donations
  • Like & Share our page on Facebook (Lawrence Board of Realtors Community Foundation)

Grants Program


At our annual November Luncheon, The Lawrence Board of REALTORS® Community Foundation awards grants to local non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations that create a stronger community through housing and support our Mission Statement.

Application Process & Eligibility Guidelines
Each year the grant submission period opens in early July and remains open until the middle of October.  Requests for funding should be specific in their targeted use and should relate to the mission of the LBOR Community Foundation.  

LBRCF Application Guidelines & Timelines

LBRCF Application

Fundraisers & Events 
Each year the LBOR Community Foundation organizes fundraising events to engage the community, build awareness of our mission, and encourage community programs within our scope.

"All In" For The Community Poker Tournament (Spring Fundraiser)

Summer Brewfest
(Summer Fundraiser)


Charity Classic 
(Fall Fundraiser)

The Lawrence Board of REALTORS® have supported the following local 501(c)(3) organizations that support our mission, Mobilizing REALTORS® and Community Partners to stabilize housing needs within Douglas County.

100 Good Women Douglas County Housing Authority Salvation Army of Douglas County
Artists Helping the Homeless Housing and Credit Counseling Social Service League
Ballard Center Lawrence Habitat for Humanity Tenants to Homeowners
Family Promise Lawrence Community Shelter The Shelter, DBA The Children's Shelter