Introducing ReFrame Foundation

Posted By: Becca Davis News,

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ReFrame Association is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit association of home repair nonprofits. We are pleased to announce ReFrame Foundation, it's 501(c)(3) sister organization. ReFrame Foundation was chartered in Tennessee in June and received its tax-exempt status from the IRS in October. 

ReFrame Foundation exists to promote affordable housing rehabilitation and repairs for low-income people throughout the United States, ensuring that homes are safe, healthy, and more livable for residents. Unlike ReFrame Association, ReFrame Foundation can accept tax-deductible donations and apply for grants. The goal is to gain support for educational programs and to offer pass-through funding to home repair nonprofits. 

The Board of Trustees for ReFrame Foundation are Chris Manley of Rebuild Upstate in South Carolina (Chair), Ed Simmons of Mountain T.O.P. in Tennessee (Treasurer), Nicole Intagliata of Appalachia Service Project in Tennessee (Secretary), Mike Jones of Reach Mission Trips in Colorado, and Dawn Livingston of Hinton Rural Life Center in North Carolina. Per the Foundation bylaws, a couple of Trustees will be members of the ReFrame Association Board of Directors, but the majority of Trustees will not be. Becca Davis is the Administrator for ReFrame Foundation.  

ReFrame Foundation does not want to compete with members of ReFrame Association for funding, and will strive to find new funding opportunities through partnerships and unique programs and educational offerings. Several ReFrame member organizations have volunteered to help the Foundation with grant writing, which is especially helpful because the Foundation does not have any paid staff. 

If you become aware of any funding opportunities that might be better suited for ReFrame Foundation than for your home repair nonprofit, please let us know! We look forward to being able to offer new resources to home repair nonprofits through ReFrame Foundation in the years to come.