Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of our Community Grants Program:
- Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust
- Jackson Hole Mounted Patrol
- Teton Valley Food Pantry
- Lincoln County Education Foundation
- KHOL Community Radio
- City Kids Wilderness Project
At Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates, our commitment to community is a cornerstone of all we do. We strive to always put people first and to give back and honor this remarkable area we call home.
This year we launched our Community Grants Program—the only philanthropic matching initiative offered by a real estate brokerage in the region. The purpose is simple: To support our agents’ tireless dedication to the places we live and love.
Over just the past four months, the Community Grants Program has donated more than $8,000 to support local non-profits with which our team is involved. That adds to the more than $1.75 million in philanthropic giving Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates has made over the years and the more than 20,000 hours of community service our agents have volunteered.
Not bad for a brokerage that was founded at the height of the Great Recession. In 2009, the country’s financial markets were in turmoil, still reeling from the mortgage collapse a year prior. Property prices were in limbo with lenders reluctant to issue loans and buyers and sellers cautious about the direction of the economy.
But where others saw uncertainty, Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates saw opportunity. Drawing on our team’s centuries of combined experience, our brokerage ventured forward with an honest mission: To empower our clients, community and neighbors with the highest levels of service, the greatest market insight and unmatched professionalism.
That people-first philosophy not only helped us weather the tough times—it propelled us as the region’s leading brokerage. Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates proudly represents the most buyers and sellers of any real estate company in the area. And we continually aim to raise the bar further, through innovative technologies, cutting-edge marketing solutions and the world’s largest global network.
Invested in Our Communities
Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates is proud to support the organizations and causes that make our communities extraordinary. To be sure, the most recent Community Grant recipients are making an impact.
Founded in 2008 with the help of JHREA associate broker Paul Kelly, Teton Valley Food Pantry is dedicated to ending food insecurity in Teton Valley, Idaho. With an emphasis on respect, compassion and dignity, Teton Valley Food Pantry partners with local businesses, churches and volunteers to provide access to healthy food for those in need.
With the Community Grant, Teton Valley Food Pantry will launch a “Milk, Meat and Eggs” campaign that will supply at-need families and individuals with foods that are often most difficult to obtain.
For more than 25 years, the Jackson Hole Community Housing Trust has been helping provide affordable housing for the valley’s essential service providers. To date, the organization has secure homes for more than 400 individuals and families through a model of innovation, collaboration and stewardship.
Made up of both sworn officers and citizen volunteers, the Jackson Hole Mounted Patrol is a horseback unit that provides safety and organization to the Town of Jackson. Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates’ Community Grant will help provide much-needed equipment and tack.
City Kids Wilderness Project was founded on the belief that providing enriching life experiences for children can enhance their lives, the lives of their families and the greater community. City Kids operates school year and summer programs for 130 Washington, DC youth, enrolling new participants in the sixth grade and providing program support through middle school and high school. The Community Grant will provide laundry facilities and help with capital improvements at the program’s local headquarters.
For years, residents have tuned in to KHOL Community Radio for their local news, entertainment and information. The channel is funded entirely by listener support. The Community Grant will support the organization’s annual fundraising drive by matching individuals’ contributions.
Finally, Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates is pleased to support the Lincoln County Education Foundation. Our Community Grant will create a scholarship for Star Valley students that can be applied to a school of their choice. It’s a small but powerful way to give deserving students a hand their pursuit of a higher education, a career and a life of service.
Supporting What’s Good
Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates is pleased to be the most philanthropic real estate brokerage in the most philanthropic region in the country. It’s not about us—it’s about a commitment to what makes this area remarkable. We have always put people first, and it makes all the difference. Contact us to learn why Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates is the region’s leading brokerage.