In 2019, Fairway Sound and our clients gave over $55,000 to neighbors in need!

As a group, we were honored to close over 2,200 units in 2019. That equates to 2,200 individuals and families receiving a loan from us, and 2,200 contributions to local charities or community members facing a crisis.

Empowering Our Community to Thrive

Hands in help

Empowering Our Community to Thrive

Our branch and staff members are very active in the community, though we don’t always talk about it. We are basketball and little league coaches, mentors, community chair members, volunteer instructors. This is a part of calling Washington state our home, and our community truly our neighbors. Serving and giving is one way we want to set ourselves apart, and even better, it’s something our clients get to be a part of too.

Giving’s Been Part of Our Foundation

Veterans

Giving’s Been Part of Our Foundation

Since Fairway Sound was founded, starting as one office in Kirkland, Washington, the group has donated $25 to charity for every loan closed. In our early days, those donations always went to the American Warrior Initiative – a non-profit that supports veterans through grants, service animals and seeking to educate professional members of the mortgage and housing industry on how to better serve and thank these invaluable members of our community. We are still very involved with AWI and you can learn more about it here.

Fairway Sound’s Selection Process

Seattle Space Needle at night

Fairway Sound’s Selection Process

In 2016, we began selecting other charities that meant a great deal to us as individuals at Fairway Sound. Now, each quarter we open up nominations to our group of offices, and as a whole choose a non-profit to support each quarter.

The selected charity receives $25 for every loan closed during its designated quarter. A committee also organizes community service events for our staff, friends, and family in support of the quarterly charity. And, the branch matches all employee donations made to the current charity during the quarter – helping employees maximize their giving. The charity has the opportunity to share about their mission to our onsite staff during a lunch and our marketing team works to help promote the organization and share about the good work they are doing.

Want to Help?

If you are interested in making a donation to our quarterly charity or joining one of our community service events, we’d be honored. And if you have a charity that has impacted your life greatly, we’d love to hear about it. Reach out to your loan officer – perhaps they’ll be moved to nominate them for our next quarter.

Check out other charities Fairway Cares has supported in past quarters.

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

At Hand in Hand, we are driven by compassion for those who have been abused, neglected and marginalized. Our heart is to work within our community to help restore hope to kids in crisis and offer a support system to strengthen families.

Learn more about Hand in Hand and how you can help on their website or Facebook Page.

Mary's Place

The work of Mary’s Place keeps struggling families together and provides practical tools and resources that help them find housing and employment. They inspire the community to support homeless women, children, and families through advocacy, partnerships, volunteerism and philanthropy.

Learn more about Mary’s Place and donate on their website or Facebook Page.

Byrd Barr Place

Byrd Barr Place

From families and the elderly to the disabled and immigrants/refugees, Byrd Barr Place supports those from all walks of life. Taking a four-pronged approach, this Seattle based charity addresses immediate needs while providing the tools for long-term stability and self-sufficiency.

Learn more about Byrd Barr Place on their website.

Athletes for Kids

Athletes for Kids pairs children with special needs with high school athletes. Athletes and their buddies meet two to three times a month over a span of one to three years. The experience has proved astounding for all involved.

Learn more about Athletes for Kids on their website.

The Ruby Room

Since 2002, The Ruby Room’s mission has been to bring social experiences like Prom and Homecoming to those living under the poverty line. As a nonprofit, they invite low-income teens in need to shop for their big day at no cost. The ladies and gents who visit the Ruby Room get to keep their outfit, a tangible memento from a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Learn more about The Ruby Room on their website.