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Mission Statement

To financially support essential community programs that address housing, opportunities for our youth and champion diversity within our community.

Vision Statement

Transforming how our members offer life-altering contributions to those in need, while unlocking the potential of non-profit organizations and programs.

Our Core Values



Speaking with one voice to support, housing for all, our youth, seniors and those in need.


Connecting to local programs through our grant process, ensuring they have access to funding.


We know that diversity is our strength and our differences are something to be cared for and celebrated.


Facilitating connections and opportunities between members and the communities they serve, through their donations and volunteerism.

Our History

The Oral Lee Brown Foundation


In 2002, the Oakland Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors decided that rather than haphazardly identifying organizations to donate to, they would choose to help one specific organization, The Oral Lee Brown Foundation. OLB was a well-established entity in our community founded by REALTOR® Oral Lee Brown. The Board of Directors members went to each real estate office and asked agents to contribute from every escrow. Some offices even started their own funds as a result! The Oakland Association’s activities grew to include an annual Walkathon to raise funds from agents, affiliates and supporters walking around Lake Merritt in Oakland, Ca. In 2015, the Oakland Association of REALTORS® and the Berkeley Association of REALTORS® merged as did their two community funds and we became The Community Funds 501c3 and The Community Foundation Committee. We continue to hold the annual Oral Lee Brown 5k walk around Lake Merritt asking agents, affiliates and supporters to participate every October and donate the funds raised through a ceremony at our annual Bridge Association of REALTORS® Installation Gala.


Funds Raised Since 2015 to Date:

Community Foundation Grants: $665,257.50       

Oral Lee Brown Foundation Donations: $111,000

Zero Administration Fees! 
Every dollar you donate to the Community Foundation goes to changing the lives of youth, seniors, the unhoused and others in need. Make a difference TODAY with your financial support through a tax-deductible donation. The Bridge Association of REALTORS® Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.​

Giving Opportunities for REALTORS®, Affiliates, Brokerages,
and Local Businesses


  • Donate $25.00 or more at each close of escrow through the title company

  • Bridge Association of REALTORS® members can contribute through their annual association dues

  • Donate at our fundraising events throughout the year

  • Make your contribution in a client’s name


Affiliates, Brokerages, and Local Businesses:

  • Sponsor an event

  • Matching gifts

  • In-kind & Raffle Donations

Grant Recipients

Grant Recipients

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