Established in 1985 by Red Oak Realty, the goal of ROOF is to assist smaller local charitable organizations which do not receive significant funding from other sources, in order to make a significant and observable contribution to the aims and objectives of that organization.
Contributions to ROOF come from Red Oak Realty agents, matching grants from the company, staff, clients, business associates, and friends. R.O.O.F. is a 501c(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. All donations to ROOF are tax deductible. All administrative costs for ROOF are paid by Red Oak Realty, so 100% of all donations goes to the grant recipients.
Thanks to the generosity of the ROOF community, the organization has distributed grants totaling more than $850,000. In 2006 and 2007 alone, ROOF granted nearly $200,000 to worthy organizations, enabling them to make a real difference in the lives of many East Bay residents. Please see the list of current grant recipients.
Grants are determined by a revolving committee of owners and agents of Red Oak Realty. The grants range from $500 to $5,000.
If you would like more information, would like make a tax-deductible contribution to R.O.O.F., or if you know of a local non-profit group where a R.O.O.F. grant would make a difference, please follow the links on this site or contact: