ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Awards $125,000 in Grants

March 18, 2021

ALTA announced that its ALTA Good Deeds Foundation awarded $125,000 in grants to 21 organizations.

Grants in the amount of $6,000 were awarded to charities supported by ALTA members across the United States, ranging from the Second Harvest food bank network in Spokane, Wash., to the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Ohio, to H.O.M.E.S. Inc., a housing- and mortgage-assistance program in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. An additional $5,000 emergency grant was given to the Harper Volunteer Fire Department in Harper, Texas, to help fund the crisis response arising from the February 2021 severe winter storm.

"The Foundation's mission centers on the idea that 'good deeds grow communities,'" said Foundation Board Chair Mary O'Donnell, president and CEO of Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. "The stories of these organizations and the ALTA members who support them were incredibly moving and telling of our industry's commitment to building and strengthening local communities."

The other grants were awarded to: AMNACS Veteran Village, Sheridan, Wyo.; Be a Blessing Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.; Burlington Recreation Commission, Burlington, N.D.; Caring Cupboard LLC, Pasadena, Md.; GRACE in Action, Washington, D.C.; Greenhouse17, Lexington, Ky.; Habitat for Humanity, Coastal Fairfield Chapter, Bridgeport, Conn.; Hamilton Families, San Francisco, Calif.; Kanawha Valley Collective, Charleston, W.Va.; Operation America Standing in Support, Merritt Island, Fla.; Owen J. Roberts Education Foundation, Pottstown, Pa.; Rebuilding Together North Central Florida Inc., Gainesville, Fla.; Revive South Jersey, Bridgeton, N.J.; Spare Key, St. Paul, Minn.; The Baldrick Group Nonprofit LLC, dba "The Columbus Project," Columbus, Ohio; The Literacy Center, Bluffton, S.C.; and William Michael Stromsodt Memorial Foundation, Fisher, Minn.

"I am incredibly proud of the efforts of our ALTA members who work to support these charities as well as those who donated so much to the Foundation," said ALTA CEO Diane Tomb, Foundation Board member. "Title insurance professionals work daily to protect homebuyers and every community across the country, so it's no surprise to see them lifting others in times of need. Good deeds are woven into the fabric of who they are. I am excited to see the growth of the Foundation in 2021."

The ALTA Good Deeds Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed by ALTA in 2020.

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or [email protected].