Majestic Realty Foundation Grants

Majestic Realty Co

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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Counties in California: Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Majestic Realty Foundation

As developers, Majestic Realty Co. builds business parks that serve communities across 13 states. Indeed, this perspective gives our employees unique insight into grassroots community needs. The Majestic Realty Foundation grew out of our realization that community needs were growing rapidly. We saw that great numbers of youth and families were at risk from increasing gang-related violence. We saw that homelessness and hunger impacted more families than ever; plus high school drop-out rates reach epidemic proportions. But we also saw that together, we could make a difference.

In 2002, our company’s longstanding tradition of corporate giving was formalized with the launch of the Majestic Realty Foundation – now the cornerstone of our community investment program. As builders first, we know the value of creating communities of promise, where families and businesses know that their futures are secure and bright. To this end, we have devoted time and resources to build collaborations and provide professional training to help local nonprofits increase their capacities.

Our Mission

Realizing the responsibilities of an industry leader, The Majestic Realty Foundation provides support to our local communities in five key investment areas:

  • Youth
  • Education
  • Family
  • Health
  • Violence Prevention

Our Vision

To create a legacy and a model for a financially and operationally sustainable foundation that leverages our capabilities to enhance the quality of life in our communities.

Guiding Principles

  • Vision
  • Leadership
  • Passion
  • Commitment
  • Caring
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration

Majestic Realty Foundation Fast Facts

  • Established in 2002 to move Majestic Realty from passive to active philanthropy
  • Our flagship program, the Los Angeles Youth Leadership Council, brings together students from inner city youth centers for leadership training activities
  • National organizations are funded across several geographic markets, including Ronald McDonald House, Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs and local Children’s Hospitals
  • The Foundation links excess inventory from Majestic Realty clients with organizations in need
  • “Get on Board” campaign enables Majestic employees to serve on more than 40 charitable boards, strengthening the nonprofit sector in our communities
  • Thousands of hours of volunteer service directed to worthy community-based organizations

Active Philanthropy

We embrace the concept of “active philanthropy,” viewing our involvement as much more than just writing checks to grantees. Instead, we look for strategic nonprofit partners in our communities. In addition to our financial contributions, we take leadership roles in local organizations, donate countless hours and recruit the resources of our clients, vendors, brokers and others, to help meet the many needs in our communities.

Building a Brighter Future, One Student at a Time

In Southern California, the Majestic Realty Foundation’s commitment to active philanthropy is clearly demonstrated through its flagship program, the Los Angeles Youth Leadership Council (LAYLC). As a leadership and teambuilding collaborative, LAYLC brings together 80 high school student leaders from 43 separate LA schools. Each attends one of six inner-city youth centers: the Bresee Foundation, El Centro del Pueblo, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Para Los Niños, Salesian Boys & Girls Club and The Salvation Army Red Shield Center. Through monthly meetings and enrichment activities, the LAYLC empowers students from Los Angeles’ most challenged neighborhoods to develop and apply leadership skills through participation in an annual camp, college tours and forums with high-profile guest speakers. Additionally, students receive training in public speaking, economic literacy and civic affairs.

The Majestic Realty Foundation believes that youth centers have the power to curb youth violence, develop strong leaders and create safe communities.

Driven by a Shared Passion

As a vital part of our corporate culture, the employees of Majestic Realty Co., Majestic Management Co. and Commerce Construction Co., L.P., volunteer thousands of hours for community organizations. Whether taking part in charity walkathons, collecting shoes and sponsoring community-wide days of service, Majestic/Commerce employees have ongoing opportunities to serve those in need, and they never fail to turn out in great numbers. We realize that our team members are our greatest asset. Through the Foundation’s innovative “Get on Board” campaign, Majestic employees freely give their time and talents by serving in leadership positions on nonprofit boards. In fact, currently our employees serve on more than 46 nonprofit boards.

Types of Giving – Restricted or Unrestricted Grants

Restricted- Grants Limited to Specific Program

Unrestricted – General Operating Funds

Challenge Grants – Matching Fund Campaign for Specific Programs

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Eligibility:

  • Grantees serve the communities where Majestic Realty Co. does business. Decisions regarding funding and volunteer support are directed by seven Area Planning Teams serving:
    • Greater Los Angeles, CA
    • San Gabriel Valley, CA
    • Inland Empire, CA
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
    • Denver/Aurora, CO
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Bethlehem, PA
  • The Majestic Realty Foundation funds well-established service providers focusing on youth, education, family, health, and violence prevention in our core geographic markets.

Preferences:

  • Priority is given to grants with matching funds from strategic partnerships and solicited proposals.

Ineligibility:

  • Funding Guidelines exclude Programs that are:
    • Start-up
    • Individuals
    • Federated Funds or Pass-Through Organizations
    • Religiously or Otherwise Exclusive
    • Lobbying or Electioneering
    • Grants to Non-Charities