Builders Care Fund
The Builders CARE Assistance Fund of Northern Kentucky
A charitable organization developed to provide minority construction trades training, emergency housing relief and housing assistance.
The fund has been designated as a 501 ( c) 3 organization by the IRS with an emphasis on housing related needs caused by disasters, terrorist activities or financial need.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky, the fund benefits from the vast experiences and resources of the BIA’s 700 member firms.
Please join us in our efforts to build a better Northern Kentucky to visit, work and call home. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how you can be involved.
Focus of Builders Care Assistance Fund of Northern Kentucky
Volunteers are needed in each of the four focus areas listed below. If you are interested
in being a part of these important efforts, please contact Brian Miller at (859) 331-9500 Your contributions are also welcome, especially for memorials, business contributions or family charitable giving. Checks should be made out to the Builders Care Assistance Fund of Northern Kentucky, 2751 Circleport Drive Erlanger, KY 41018. Contributions are tax-deductible.
• Emergency Relief
The fund addresses the needs of victims and families of terrorist attacks, floods,
tornadoes and other disasters that may occur in the Northern Kentucky region. Employees and volunteer members of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky provide staffing for these emergency relief efforts. The combined relief efforts will provide a safeguard for future emergencies in the region.
• Housing Assistance
The fund provides grants to low-income individuals and families for down payments on housing purchases in the Northern Kentucky area. This housing assistance program will provide opportunities for low-income individuals and families to own their own home.
• Community Beautification / Renovation
The fund provides support for Northern Kentucky Community parks and green spaces, as well as remodeling projects for the disabled and elderly.
• Minority Education Scholarships and Training
The fund provides scholarships to post-secondary students, college-bound students and to adults who wish to pursue careers in the construction industry. This program helps to offset the current and future construction labor shortages in the Northern Kentucky area. A pilot Latino Carpentry Program was sponsored in 2004, with an additional Latino program in 2005. The first-ever regional African American Carpentry Training Program was held from November 2005 through March 2006.
• Grants Received
The fund has received grants from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the National
Housing Endowment and the U.S. Dept. of Labor Employment and Training
Administration, in addition to private contributions.