The Wayzata Area Chamber’s mission is to be a positive force in our community; promoting, connecting and supporting our members. We were excited to see in a recent issue of Lake Minnetonka Magazine a wonderful feature of Chamber Member, Fazendin Realtors, Inc., which highlighted the Fazendin Foundation. Learn more about the foundation below!
The Fazendin Realtors Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that will provide financial support to members of the Twin Cities community in need of safe shelter or housing.
The Fazendin Realtors Foundation was established in 2019 as a way to organize and increase the giving Fazendin Realtors has been doing for over 55 years. Our Board of Directors and Executive Committee are made up of current and former Fazendin Realtors agents and staff. Unfortunately, shortly after the Foundation was created, COVID-19 hit and put our plans on hold, but we are back up and running now!
In 1965, Roger Fazendin founded, what was then called, Roger Fazendin Realtors – now Fazendin Realtors. Since the very beginning, our company has beaten the odds. Real estate is a challenging industry, and unlike our competitors, we have been able to survive the ups and downs of the market in the same form we were originally established. We attribute this success to the support and loyalty of our community members and clients.
To thank and show our appreciation for our community, we have always enjoyed giving back. Over the last six decades, we have sponsored local sports teams, organized food/ toy drives, donated to and volunteered at local nonprofit organizations, and more. Our hope in establishing the Fazendin Realtors Foundation is that we can consistently give back to the community that has always been there for us. As a real estate company, we wanted to address the need for safe housing in the Twin Cities area. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to members of the Twin Cities community in need of safe shelter or housing. This includes domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, and LGBTQAI+ safe housing.
Fazendin Realtors staff and agents will continue to volunteer at local organizations, but the Foundation allows us to organize and increase our financial donations.
The Fazendin Realtors Foundation is funded by donations made by Fazendin Realtors agents and clients, as well as generous community members. To learn more about the Fazendin Realtors Foundation, how to donate, and how organizations can apply for grants, visit our website at fazhomes.com/foundation.