Mission, Structure & History

Mission

The Foundation financially supports non-profit charitable organizations with a housing and shelter-related focus.

Structure

The Foundation is directly responsible for all charitable projects undertaken by the Association. It is wholly owned subsidiary of the Greater Harrisburg Association of REALTORS® Inc. The Foundation is incorporated as a non-profit corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

While under the auspices and guidance of the Association, the Foundation has its own ten-member Board of Directors which guides the policy and direction.

History

The Foundation was formally organized in 1990, building on the Association’s long history of community involvement as an organization. Over the years, the Foundation has been involved in many community projects and donation drives. In recent years, the Foundation has shifted its focus to fundraising in support of non-profit organizations in the Greater Harrisburg area.

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The Foundation is also regulated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under the “Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act.” A copy of the official registration and financial information for the Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.