How MAR Supports the Commonwealth

With a mission to support those in need across the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS® Charitable Foundation has given over $600,000 in grants to Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that address the needs of victims of natural disasters, homebuyer counseling groups, and shelter and emergency services for people transitioning into permanent housing. We are proud to continue supporting our fellow Bay Staters. Click here to see a list of all the grants that have been awarded since the start of the program.

Housing Grants

The MAR Charitable Foundation awards grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that work with REALTOR® members to help those in need across Massachusetts.

Please contact your local association for an application.

Disaster Relief Grants

The MAR Charitable Foundation awards grants to 501(c)(3) organizations to support temporary relief for victims of natural disasters and major events.
Learn more about the MAR Charitable Foundation and the work they do throughout the year by liking and following their Facebook page.
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Helping those in need is our mission

How You Can Help

There are 3 ways you can help support the MAR Charitable Foundation’s mission:

Silent Auction 

Support the 2023 Silent Auction by placing your bids before Thursday, September 27, 2023 at 9:00 pm.


If you don’t see an item that interests you, please make a Donation instead.

Get a Plate

Purchase a Welcome Home License plate online or in person at an RMV Service Center.

The Welcome Home License Plate

Show you’re proud to call Massachusetts home with the Welcome Home license plate! To learn more about the Welcome Home plate, click here or click on the image of the license plate to the right.



You will need your:
– Driver’s license number
– Plate type
– Vehicle registration number and expiration date
– Email address
– Applicable payment

*The kind of plate is “Charitable Plate” and the specific plate is “Welcome Home”*

Order Welcome Home Plate

Download the Flyer


Visit an RMV Service Center to order your plate. You will need a completed Registration and Title Application that has been signed and stamped by your insurance agent/company.

Most service centers accept cash, check, or money order. Since payment methods vary by location, check what’s accepted at the site you will be visiting.

The MAR Charitable Foundation uses funds from the Welcome Home plates to support Massachusetts 501(c)(3) non-profit charities focused on housing, hunger, homelessness, and disaster relief across the state. Since our foundation was established, we’ve awarded nearly $500,000 to charitable organizations across the Commonwealth. Read more about the Welcome Home license plate initiative on our blog.