The Home Builders Foundation (HBF), is the charitable, philanthropic arm of HBA, whose mission is to raise funds to assist families and children in need. HBF was founded in 2002 and has raised over $22 million for local charities.
In December 2022, HBF celebrated a lifetime giving milestone of $1 million to the Our Lady of the Lake Foundation in support of Our Lady of the Lake Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.
Parade of Homes Beneficiary
Each year, all general admission ticket proceeds from the Parade of Homes are donated to our Home Builders Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge.
Our 2022 Parade of Homes Beneficiary was the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Through the Home Builders Foundation, we were able to donate $25,000 to support the mission of the Arts Council, endeavors to promote cultural growth, economic development, and educational enhancement through the arts in and around Greater Baton Rouge.
Inaugural Foundation House
The Inaugural Foundation House was built by Bart Waguespack of Waguespack Homes, HBF Visionary Donor, and HBA Master Builder Champion. Bart eagerly agreed to pioneer the first Foundation House project and committed to raising a record-setting donation amount. The house was finished in 2021 and sold at market value to a couple who were purchasing their first home.
The Foundation House is possible through the philanthropic giving of our generous donors. Over 25 of our HBA members contributed to this incredible inaugural project, allowing us to raise more funds and help families and children in need throughout our community.
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I want to give back in any way I can! The Foundation House is a great way to give back to our community and the industry that has given me so much.Bart WaguespackWaguespack Homes | HBF Visionary Donor
Many charities who have received funds from HBF projects
- Access the Need
- Alzheimer Services
- American Diabetes Association
- Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge
- Basket of Hope
- Boy Scouts of America
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana
- CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates
- Compassionate Friends Baton Rouge Chapter
- Girl Scouts of America
- Habitat for Humanity
- Healing Hearts
- Heritage Ranch
- Homes for Our Troops
- Knock Knock Children’s Museum
- Louisiana School for the Deaf
- The Miracle League
- Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital
- Pat’s Coats for Kids
- Shriner’s Hospital
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Toys for Tots
- Youth Oasis
With a Community Development Block grant from the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, the Home Builders Foundation and Home Builders Institute have partnered to provide career training in the building trade to at-risk teens. Graduates earned a certificate to prove to employers that they have the skills they need to be successful on the job.
”At Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge, our members don’t just build houses, we build communities. Our members are thankful for this industry and what it provides and want to give back to our community by doing what they do best.Thomas Ashley, Jr.Past President | HBA GBR