Real Estate Foundation Fund

Impact Areas:

Land use




Funding Amount:


Geographic Area:

British Columbia


In August 1985 the British Columbia real estate industry, in cooperation with the provincial Ministry of Consumer and Corporate Affairs, enacted legislation which established the Real Estate Foundation of BC. Under the Real Estate Services Act the Foundation receives interest from pooled or “unassigned” trust deposits held by real estate brokers and uses the funds to support real estate related education, research, law reform, and other real estate related activities intended for the public or professional good.

Program Objective:

Research, Professional and Public Education, Law and Policy Analysis/Law Reform related to sustainable real estate and land use practices for the benefit of British Columbians

Investment Type:

Grants (BC Water Sustainability Endowment Fund Grant; Green Building Grant)

Key Features:

Foundation places a priority on grant applications that address the focus areas such as Built Environment, Fresh Water Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems.

Client Group:

Non-profit organizations (charitable organizations, municipalities, regional districts, First Nations, senior government departments, professional associations, and other societies)