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200th Home Sale for Charity

Introducing... The ALL NEW 200th Home Sale for Charity

We’re leveling the playing field and shaking things up in 2023!

Any 501c3 can WIN a share of $10,000 when we sell our 200th home of the year.

The Top 10 Finalists will be announced soon!

The Grant Application portal CLOSED on April 15.

  • Complete a grant application – GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
  • The grant application deadline was April 15, 2023 (Grants were submitted through Community Foundation of the Lowcountry for a specific project-based need)
  • Three (3) cash donations totaling $10,000 will be awarded after we close on our 200th Home Sale in 2023
  • Our Grant Selection Committee will select two grants to award a total of $8,000; one for a low-budget/start-up 501c3, and one for a medium-to-large budget non-profit organization
  • Of the remaining applicants, our Grant Selection Committee will select 10 grant applicants to vie for $2,000 and win the popular vote through a 1-minute video submission. Public voting opens on June 9, 2023, and closes on August 31, 2023. Videos will be on display right here along with a link to vote for a winner.
Collins Group Realtys 200th Home Sale for Charity

A Special Thank you to our Grant Committee members!

Kim Bush

Bob Chillemi

Barbara Grimes

Jack Hanser

James Kurdek

Janet Mosley

Randall Saumier

Michael Smith

Sandy Zando


Introduction: Collins Group Realty will contribute philanthropic funds for tangible items and/or a project(s) that supports and achieves the mission of the non-profit organization and improves the lives of those it serves to select grant applicants.

Charitable Event: The Collins Group Realty (“CGR”) 2023 200th Home Sale Commission Event is a promotional activity intended to benefit non-profit organizations located and serving the communities in the greater Hilton Head Island/Bluffton areas of Beaufort or Jasper County, South Carolina.  As a promotional and charitable event, CGR shall donate $10,000 upon the closing of its 200th real estate transaction during the 2023 calendar year. For the purposes of this Event, the term “home sale” refers to any closed transaction conducted by Collins Group Realty (home, villa, land, boat slip, commercial property, etc.).

Eligibility: To be eligible for nomination or to apply, a non-profit organization must be fully and properly licensed and lawfully authorized to do business as a charitable organization in Beaufort or Jasper County, South Carolina.  A Qualified Charitable Entity must be properly established and operating as a 501(c)(3), non-profit entity pursuant to local codes and regulations, as well as State and Federal Tax laws. CGR shall receive the business/commercial/tax benefit(s), if any, arising out of the Event/donation.

Preference will be given to first-time winners. Operating costs, religious/political initiatives, and scholarships are excluded from grant consideration.

Grant Awards:  Upon the closing of a contract for sale, and disbursement of the proceeds, from the 200th transaction, CGR shall donate a total of $10,000 to three grant applicants.

The Grand Award and Second Award will range from $2,000 up to $6,000.  The amount awarded will be determined by the 200th Home Sale Grant Selection Committee.

The Third Award of $2,000 will be awarded by popular vote. The Grant Selection Committee will select 10 finalists for the popular vote. The 10 finalists will have 30 days to submit a 1-minute video describing their grant request for voter consideration.

Video Submission: The top 10 non-profits selected by the grant selection committee will have 30 days to create and submit a 1-minute, low-to-no-budget video, that summarizes the mission of their organization and their proposed project. These videos will be posted on social media and and will be used to spread awareness about the non-profit and drive votes for their project.

Final Report: Winners will have 1 year to complete the project described in their grant application. Throughout that year, the non-profit organizations shall name Collins Group Realty as a sponsor/donor. This includes but is not limited to, displaying the Collins Group Realty logo on hardcopy and electronic publicities (signs, brochures, social media, website, etc.). The final report will comprise a concise, written summary and a 5-minute video of the project, the results, and its impact to share on social media and for future years’ marketing of the 200th Home Sale for Charity.

Grant Selection Committee: The Committee will be comprised of 9-11 volunteer members outside of Collins Group Realty

If you have any questions, please contact us via email

The 200th Home Sale for Charity is sponsored by the Collins Group Realty Community Results Project a fund of Community Foundation of the Lowcountry