New Means of Funding Local Charities
(SAN RAMON, Calif. - March 9, 2013) Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties has introduced new means of funding for local charities . The PCC Foundation* was conceived January 2011 and awarded its first grants to local non-profits on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Shadelands Center in Walnut Creek, during a gathering of the company in celebration of six outstanding non-profits serving Bay Area communities.
The Foundation is funded by individual donations from Drysdale Properties real estate agents, who contribute a portion of their commissions from every closed transaction as an expression of their personal commitment to the communities in which they live and serve.The six charities, who each received a grant of $2,500 at the event, were chosen through a nomination process. Drysdale Properties agents, from throughout the Bay Area, submitted nominees for grants. The grantees represent various missions and a wide geographic coverage, and because of the nomination process are personally meaningful.
"At the heart of real estate is community and our agents take great pride in making a meaningful contribution back to the communities that they serve," said Gretchen Pearson, President of Drysdale Properties. "The work that this foundation is doing is just the beginning and we foresee being able to help many more deserving local non-profit organizations in the future."
The following non-profit organizations were awarded grants in the amount of $2,500 each:
- Building Futures with Women and Children, San Leandro: The mission of Building Futures with Women and Children is to help women and children in crisis become safely housed, free from homelessness and family violence.
- Tri-Valley Haven in Livermore: Now entering its fourth decade, Tri-Valley Haven is a vital community resource serving adults and children who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or homelessness.
- Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services, San Francisco: Provides elders with food programs, health screenings, rehabilitation services, and adult day health care.
- McHenry House, Tracy: Empowering families to self-sufficiency, McHenry House provides temporary housing, counseling, and referrals for employment, housing, medical care, treatment for addictions and education for the children.
- Winter Nights Rotating Family Shelter, Walnut Creek: A Project of the Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, the Winter Nights Program provides a clean, safe, and warm facility at night and a daytime services center during winter for homeless families with children and for homeless seniors.
- Rebuilding Together East Bay-North, Berkeley: Works to mobilize local businesses, community groups, and more than 1,500 volunteers annually to revitalize local homes and community facilities.
The PCC Foundation continues to reach out to additional local non-profits as the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties expands its services geographically, and will be making awards annually. For more information about The PCC Foundation please email email@example.com.
*PCC Foundation stands for Prudential California Community Foundation.