Bray Cares Foundation awards grants

The Bray Cares Foundation in Grand Junction awarded five grants worth a total of $20,000 to help nonprofit organizations meet housing needs in Mesa County.

Grants were awarded to:

Foster Alumni Mentors to provide rental assistance and support for those who formerly were in foster care.

Grand Valley Catholic Outreach for its Stop Eviction rental assistance program.

Habitat for Humanity of Mesa County to support efforts to provide affordable housing for families.

HomwardBound of the Grand Valley to shelter homeless individuals and families.

Karis for its transitional living program for homeless youth.

Bray Real Estate established the Bray Cares Foundation and works with the Western Colorado Community Foundation to provide funds to organizations addressing housing-related needs in Mesa County.

The Bray Cares Foundation also is involved Caring for Our Home Community, a program that purchases meals from locally owned restaurants that are in turn provided to people who need assistance.  The program raised nearly $50,000 to help nonprofits feed individuals and families.

Additional donations are sought through the Western Colorado Community Foundation website at to help feed people during the holidays.