Working to make an impact on people’s lives when and where they need it most
The Foundation provides tailored financial support to those working to overcome unforeseen hardships.
The Foundation thoroughly reviews each and every case submitted. Our committee makes an anonymous decision on whether to grant funds with careful consideration of our ultimate goal: to provide a lasting impact on the lives of our recipients.
A brief history
The Foundation was founded in 2012 after Victor Ciardelli, president and CEO of Guaranteed Rate, had the idea to step in and help after an employee's house had burnt down. The company gave the family $25,000 for food and clothing and Ciardelli was inspired to continue giving to those in need. Since 2012, the Guaranteed Rate Foundation has granted $2.5 million to 250 families and counting.