Applications sought for housing grants

Robert Bray

Applications will be accepted through Oct. 14 for the latest round of grants addressing housing-related needs in Mesa County.

The Bray Cares Foundation will award grants of $500 to $5,000 to qualified, tax-exempt entities.

Grants will target projects that provide emergency shelter and rent assistance, offer affordable housing for those dealing with special needs and help seniors and veterans stay in their homes.

Bray & Co. Real Estate in Grand Junction established the foundation four years ago to address housing-related needs in the community and help those who struggle to keep roofs over their heads.

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded a total of $75,000 in grants. The foundation plans to award another $35,000 this year.

“When we started the Bray Cares Foundation in 2018, our goal was to grow the amount of money we gave back to our community,” said Robert Bray, chief executive officer of Bray & Co. Real Estate. “I am very pleased to see the awards growing each year with the support of our Bray employees, associates and generous businesses that continue to support our efforts.” 

Grant applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Oct. 14. To apply or obtain more information, visit www.wc-cf.org/nonprofits/grantmaking/BrayCares.

The Western Colorado Community Foundation manages Bray Cares Foundation funds and awards grants. The foundation manages more than 350 charitable funds totaling $118 million in assets and awards more than $5 million in grants and scholarships annually.