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Saint Paul area Realtors® grant $100,000 to three area nonprofits



SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation on behalf of area Realtors® is pleased to announce this year’s grant recipients: Great River Greening, Project for Pride in Living and The Sanneh Foundation to receive a combined $100,000.


  • Great River Greening will use its $25,000 grant to restore an urban green space as part of the Frogtown Park Restoration Project.


  • Project for Pride in Living, Inc., will use its $25,000 grant for home-ready education programs specifically held to counsel individuals within the SPAAR service area.


  • The Sanneh Foundation will use its $50,000 grant to support housing initiatives in the SPAAR service area.


SPAAR has more than 8,000 members within its jurisdiction, which serves 12 counties and more than 200 municipalities.


“We’ve been excited to make a difference through grants in past years that have an impact to the greater communities. We’re excited to support Great River Greening, Project for Pride in Living and The Sanneh Foundation this year,” said Man Huynh, president of SPAAR’s REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. “Great things happen when Realtors® get involved in their communities.”


REALTORS® Charitable Foundation granted $100,000 among the three recipients for their commitment to community improvement. The designated funds of the grant program support one or more key focus areas of the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® including advocacy, community engagement, professional development and communications, also known as the four pillars of SPAAR, intended to help create Better Agents and Better Communities.


SPAAR and its REALTORS® Charitable Foundation have previously provided grants since 2018 to Bridging; Great River Greening; Housing First Minnesota Foundation; Mapping Prejudice; Meals from the Heart; Rondo Center for Diverse Expression; Rondo Avenue, Inc.; and Safe Summer Nights.

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