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be homeful
for the holidays

Our 7th annual campaign to help end family homelessness in CT is underway!

For every $25 donation, our foundation will gift a stuffed Paddington bear to a child living in a CT shelter during the holidays.

CT REALTORS Hometown Heroes


Our annual grant program providing immediate mortgage, rent, property tax or other housing-related expense relief to those who exemplify extraordinary service to the communities where we live and work.

Our Mission

"To be good neighbors to our members, our communities and the world. REALTORS® Care."

Learn more about the Foundation.

A review of our impact in 2021

Recent Efforts

  • The CT REALTORS Hometown Heroes annual grant program provides immediate mortgage, rent, property tax or other housing-related expense relief to those who exemplify extraordinary service to the communities where we live and work.  We are honored to launch this program by honoring the families of slain Bristol Police officers, Lt. Demonte and Sgt. Hamzy, as well as injured Officer Iurato. Read the full press release.

  • ​Our 7th Annual "Dog Days of Summer" campaign was a HUGE success. We made our $5,000 goal ($5,193 to be exact) - more than we have ever raised before! The money will be split between CT Cat Connection, Dog Star Rescue and Wildlife in Crisis. The CTR Board of Directors kicked off the campaign at their July meeting by donating mounds of pet food/supplies that each rescue received as well. And while Team DOG ($2,938) came out slightly ahead of Team CAT ($2,255) in our donation challenge - one thing is certain: REALTORS love ALL of our furry friends and rally behind this campaign every year. THANK YOU to all who donated...CT REALTORS Care!

Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser
  • Thank you to those who donated to the Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial Scholarship fund via the Travelers Championship “Birdies for Charity” program this year (2022)! It was our best fundraising year with the Travelers Championship to date, raising $8,960 which generated $1,344 in a free matching donation from Birdies for Charity for a grand total of $10,304. Every dollar raised will go directly towards scholarships awarded next year.

Travelers Championship
  • 62 Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Memorial scholarships totaling $54,000 were awarded this year. Check out the 2022 scholarship winners.

Raymond F. Gates, Jr. Scholarship Winners
  • Every year, the CTR Foundation holds a drive in conjunction with the March CTR Board of Directors meeting to collect items needed by local area homeless shelters. And every year, the CTR BOD's generosity is overwhelming! In March of 2022, the drive benefitted Columbus House (Middletown, Wallingford and New Haven shelters) and The Connection/Julie's Safe House in Enfield. In addition to the mounds of items donated, Columbus House and Julie's Safe House will split $1,300 in monetary donations. 

  • Our 6th Annual be homeful for the holidays campaign [December 2021] was another huge success! The campaign raised over $75,000 and the CT REALTORS Foundation provided Paddington plush bears and backpacks to children spending the holidays in shelters across Connecticut thanks to the generosity of everyone who donated. The funds will be used throughout the coming year to provide emergency assistance and prevent Connecticut families from becoming homeless. Read more...

be homeful for the holidays