Greater Baton Rouge

Home Builders Foundation

The HBF’s mission is to raise funds to provide assistance to children and families in need. The Home Builders Foundation was founded in 2002 as the 501(c)3 charitable arm of Home Builders Association and was organized for charitable and educational purposes. Many HBF members participate by donating materials and labor to build our charity homes.

The HBF has built 15 homes that were donated for charity – raising over $18.5 million for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. In addition, other local charities have received $98,000.

In 2012, Home Builders Foundation built a home in Ascension Parish for a veteran who was severely injured in Afghanistan. This was in coordination with Homes For Our Troops.

Each year, all general admission ticket proceeds from the Parade of Homes are donated to our Home Builders Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge, 501c3, which raises funds to provide assistance to families and children in need. Our 2021 Parade of Homes Beneficiary was Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana. Through the Home Builders Foundation, we were able to donate $25,000 to support the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs, which is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Many charities have received funds from HBF projects

  • Access the Need (School supplies in Livingston Parish)
  • Alzheimer Services
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for abused and neglected children
  • Compassionate Friends Baton Rouge Chapter (This group offers support to parents and grandparents who have lost children)
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Healing Hearts
  • Knock Knock Children’s Museum
  • Louisiana School for the Deaf (The HBF provided supplies for the Remodelers Council of GBR to build a pergola for students)
  • Pat’s Coats for Kids
  • The Miracle League (baseball group for handicap children)
  • Shriner’s Hospital
  • Toys for Tots
  • Youth Oasis – To provide emergency shelter and necessary support services to run-away, abandoned, and homeless youth ages 10 – 25 within the Baton Rouge Area
The Home Builders Foundation (HBF), a charitable philanthropic arm of HBA, was established in 2008 and has raised over $18 million for local charities. HBF has built dozens of homes to benefit St. Jude Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital and has partnered with Homes for Our Troops to build an accessible home for a local veteran who was severely injured in Afghanistan. In 2015, HBF built a beautiful home in Green Trails to help The Capital Area United Way.

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 trades to at-risk teens. Graduates can earn a certificate that proves to employers they have skills they need to be successful on the job.

The Home Builders Association has also made great strides in workforce development in Louisiana. Through partnerships with programs like the Louisiana Workforce Commission, BRCC Workforce Development, and the LCTCS Workforce Alignment, HBA works to grow the construction industry through education and resources.

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EIN# 74-3031988

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
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