GACAR Giving Circle Grants

The Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors (GACAR) Giving Circle invites eligible nonprofit organizations to submit Letters of Interest to indicate your desire to apply for the GACAR Hearts for Housing Impact Grant. To be considered, you must submit no later than Friday, February 23, 2024 at noon EST. 


Agencies will be informed of their eligibility to submit a full proposal on or about March 1, 2024. Selected agencies will then be asked to complete and submit the Request for Proposal form that will be due no later than Monday, April 1, 2024 at 5 p.m.

To be eligible for funding, a nonprofit must:
Be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Be based in or serving Alachua County
Have a focus of sustainable, affordable, and inclusive housing solutions
Have a verified profile in The Philanthropy Hub
The primary focus is for programs that address the following areas:

  • Affordable Housing Initiatives: Projects that create new affordable housing units or rehabilitate existing structures to increase the availability of affordable homes.
  • Homelessness Solution Programs: Initiatives that provide support services to at-risk populations, with the goal of preventing homelessness.
  • Community Engagement: Projects that actively involve community members in the development and implementation of housing solutions.

Geographic Focus:
Projects must demonstrate that GACAR Giving Circle funds are primarily use in Alachua County.

The Following are not eligible for funding:

  • Organizational endowments
  • Capital improvements, fixtures, furniture and equipment, except for items that directly benefit project participants
  • Purchase of event tickets or event sponsorships
  • Deficit reductions
  • Annual drives and annual giving campaigns
  • Political activities and political action committees
  • Project requiring adherence to or acceptance of a particular religious belief, or projects requiring participation in a religious services or activity.

Organizations must qualify as a not-for-profit organization or have a fiscal agent that qualifies as not-for-profit organizations, under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.