Greater Baton Rouge

Home Builders Foundation

The Home Builders Foundation of Greater Baton Rouge (HBF), 501(c)3, was founded in 2002 to support the charitable efforts of the Home Builders Association (HBA). Our mission is to raise funds to assist to families and children in need. Since its establishment, HBF has raised over $20 million for local charities!

HBA members give back to the community by donating materials and labor to build charity homes. The Home Builders Foundation has built dozens of homes to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, as well as Capital Area United Way. In 2012, HBF partnered with Homes for Our Troops to build an accessible home for a local veteran who was injured during service in Afghanistan.

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, 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.

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, committed to raising a record-setting donation amount. The house was finished in 2021 and sold at market value to a couple as their first home before the building process was even complete!

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 for more funds to be raised to help families and children in need throughout our community!

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2021 Waguespack Foundation House
2021 Inaugural Foundation House

“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 have received funds from HBF projects

  • Access the Need
  • Alzheimer Services
  • American Diabetes Association
  • 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
The Home Builders Foundation (HBF), a charitable philanthropic arm of HBA, was founded in 2002 and has raised over $20 million for local charities. HBF has built dozens of homes to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, and Capital Area United Way.  HBF also partnered with Homes for Our Troops to build an accessible home for a local veteran who was injured during service in Afghanistan.

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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