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HCAR Cares Funding Request Application

Mission/Vision Statement: HCAR CARES, a 501(c)3 organization, founded by the Howard County Association of REALTORS® (HCAR), is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for members of our community and beyond by strategically partnering with the organizations that address the community’s needs.

An application to request funding may only be completed by a dues-paying member in good standing of the Howard County Association of REALTORS®.

Grant recipients are not required to be 501(c)3 charitable organizations.

Applications must be completed in full and signed by the requesting party.

Funding Parameters

In addition to community service projects, HCAR Cares fundraises and awards grants to organizations and groups who address food, shelter, health, safety, and cultural needs, among others. HCAR Cares does not provide grant funding to individuals, unless HCAR Cares is conducting a special program to meet needs tied to a specific event, i.e., a natural disaster, a pandemic, etc. HCAR Cares does not provide grant funding for professional/industry-related business expenses. However, assistance is ultimately not limited. Discretion to make funding commensurate with need is given to the HCAR Cares Board of Directors, depending on availability and impact of funds. Typical grant awards from HCAR Cares range from $500 to $2,500, however the Board of Directors reserves the right to make awards outside of that range.

Application & Review Process

An HCAR members who seeks funding from HCAR Cares for their chosen charitable organization or cause should complete the HCAR Cares Funding Request Application, which may be accessed on Applications are reviewed once per quarter. The following are the 2024 application deadlines:

  • February 29, 2024
  • May 31, 2024
  • August 31, 2024
  • November 30, 2024

Applicants must meet the above referenced Funding Parameters for consideration of grant funding. Applications will be rated based on completeness and quality of application, the request’s alignment with the HCAR Cares Mission and Vision Statements, use of funds, and impact of funds.

Applicants should apply for a specific funding need and provide supporting documentation to illustrate said need.

Disbursement of Funds

Successful applicants may receive funding as a check, credit card payment, or gift card donation. HCAR Cares must be provided with a confirmation of donation in writing via a formal letter or email.

Successful applicants and their organizations will be invited to a check presentation, where a photo will be taken.

Please note that you are unable to save your progress on this application, so please review all of the questions, gather your responses separately, then complete and submit this application. If you have any questions, please contact Mikesa Ponder at [email protected] or at 410-715-1437.

Please be advised that this form should only be completed by a dues-paying member of the Howard County Association of REALTORS®.
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Name and contact information for the organization, program, or individual.
If you are applying on behalf of an organization, program, or individual, are they aware you are making this application?
Is this request for an event sponsorship or a grant?
Max. file size: 128 MB.
Max. file size: 128 MB.
Max. file size: 128 MB.