Over the past 75 years, three generations of the Bray family have built a successful real estate/property management/ development business. The company has always been committed to giving back to the local community – through financial support of many different nonprofit organizations and encouraging their employees to volunteer. They are now taking their community giving to a new level.

Robert Bray recently announced the formation of the Bray Cares Foundation, an endowed, donor-advised fund managed by our Community Foundation. “Over the years, our company has contributed to a variety of organizations here in the community. We think it is time to focus our efforts a little more and increase both our funding and our leadership in the area of housing-related needs in Mesa County.”

The tag line for the new Bray Cares Foundation is “Supporting our HOME Community.”

Anne Wenzel worked with Robert Bray and Lynn Thompson to define their grantmaking criteria for the new foundation. “Their focus is very appropriate and much needed in our community. Bray is a successful local company, recognized in the community for selling homes. How wonderful for them to give back to the agencies in our community who help those who struggle to keep a roof over their heads.”

Bray Cares Foundation will support a variety of different projects that provide emergency shelter, affordable housing, housing for special needs populations, services to help seniors stay in their homes and rent assistance.

Nonprofit grant seekers can visit our website and apply for the first round of funding between May 1st and June 28, 2019. For more information, visit  wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking/ BrayCares.

Read our full Enewsletter: February 2019 – Year in Review.