Giving Campaign raises more than $250,000
Realtor associations form coalition to raise money and rebuild businesses
damaged in Minneapolis and Saint Paul civil unrest
MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 12, 2020) – A coalition of Realtor® associations from across the Twin Cities has collected more than a quarter million dollars in donations for businesses that were damaged during civil unrest in Minneapolis and St. Paul earlier this year. The effort was spearheaded by MN Realtors® Rebuilding Community, a multi-association initiative created in June 2020 to engage Realtors® on housing issues related to racial diversity, equity and inclusion.
In September, MN Realtors® Rebuilding Community launched a Giving Campaign to support homeownership by raising $250,000 toward rebuilding businesses that are the backbone of healthy communities. The group reached its goal and raised $250,120.
The funds will be distributed to the following organizations:
- Upper Northside Business Association
- Longfellow Community Council
- Minneapolis Foundation Fund for Safe Communities
- Twin Cities Rebuild for the Future Fund
With financial contributions coming from near and far, the 20-plus Realtor associations and real estate organizations that participated in the fundraising campaign demonstrate the unity and support that makes us proud to be Minnesotans.
MN Realtors® Rebuilding Community’s founding partners are the Minnesota Realtors, Minneapolis Area Realtors and Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors. The group’s mission is to work together to make meaningful changes that address racial injustice in our community by focusing on learning, partnership and action to help build a better future.
The following organizations participated in the Giving Campaign:
Minnesota Realtor® associations:
- Minneapolis Area Realtors Foundation
- Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors Charitable Foundation
- Minnesota Realtors
- Minnesota Commercial Association of Real Estate
- Southeast Minnesota Realtors
- West Central Association of Realtors
- Greater Alexandria Area Association of Realtors
- Cloud Area Association of Realtors
- Greater Lakes Association of Realtors
- Lake Superior Area Realtors
- Fargo Moorhead Area Association of Realtors
- Grand Forks Area Association of Realtors
- Range Association of Realtors
Real estate organizations:
- Coldwell Banker Realty
- Counselor Realty
- Edina Realty
- Engel & Volkers
- Fazendin Realtors
- Keller Williams
- Lakes Sotheby's International Realty
- Northstar MLS
- RE/MAX Results
For more information on the MN Realtors Rebuilding Community Giving Campaign visit donate.onecause.com/mnrealtorsgivingcampaign. And for more information on MN Realtors Rebuilding Community visit www.mnrealtor.com/rrc.
About Minnesota Realtors®
Minnesota Realtors® (MNR) is the membership organization supporting all 21,000 Realtors® in the state of Minnesota. MNR is dedicated to helping Realtors® succeed in providing comprehensive and informed guidance to their customers seeking to buy or sell a home. MNR provides Realtors® with a code of ethics, continuing education, real estate transaction forms, legal services and dispute resolution, as well as lobbying and advocating for homeownership rights and the real estate industry. MNR works in partnership with the National Association of Realtors, as well as more than 15 affiliate regional associations within Minnesota. MNR is a non-profit organization founded in 1919, with headquarters in Edina, Minnesota, and a branch office in St. Paul, Minnesota. Find us at www.mnrealtor.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About Minneapolis Area of REALTORS®
Founded in 1887, Minneapolis Area REALTORS® is the largest local REALTOR® association in Minnesota, serving more than 9,000 real estate professionals in its five-county jurisdiction and across the Twin Cities metro area. MAR provides the resources and leadership for its members to succeed while promoting stronger, sustainable communities. The association believes this rich blend of activities contributes to a better, brighter future for all. Learn more at www.mplsrealtor.com.
About the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS®
The Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) was founded in 1886 and has grown to nearly 7,500 members who live and work in the Greater Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin. For more than 130 years, SPAAR has been dedicated to promoting the dream of homeownership with the highest level of professionalism and integrity.