Community Giving


MREF is a supporting organization of the CommunityGiving. More about Real Estate Donations at our organization.

About the Minnesota Real Estate Foundation

The Minnesota Real Estate Foundation (MREF) started in 2003 after seeing a statewide need to facilitate gifts of real estate. Research shows that while real estate comprises 44 percent of the U.S. net worth, but only two percent of the gifts made to charities come in the form of real estate.

The Foundation remains the only organization set up exclusively for gifts of real estate in the state of Minnesota. The MREF aims to build community by simplifying and facilitating the gifting of real estate.

Some of the state's leading experts in this field guide the Foundation. Our board of directors have extensive expertise in the areas of banking, real estate development, law, financial planning, accounting, fundraising and nonprofit management.

Learn more about Real Estate Giving at CommunityGiving.