California Homebuilding Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

With over four decades of philanthropic experience, the California Homebuilding Foundation is the industry's premiere and most highly regarded non-profit guiding the students on the limitless potential of future careers in homebuilding as well as providing industry leaders with critically important tools essential to ensure their legacy is fully realized within construction-related fields. Through the distribution of scholarships, the publishing of key industry research findings and innovative educational programs, the California Homebuilding Foundation offers opportunity for all to professionally flourish while building a stronger foundation for California's future together.


At the California Homebuilding Foundation, our mission is clear: to pave the way for success for the next generation of homebuilders. Through our Scholarship, Research, and Education programs, we provide tangible pathways and resources for individuals to explore and excel in construction careers. By investing in education, fostering research, and offering scholarships, we are building a brighter future for the homebuilding industry and creating opportunities for all aspiring builders to thrive.


One of our flagship initiatives, the Donald Chaiken Building Industry Technology Academy (BITA), stands as a testament to this commitment. BITA is a comprehensive four-year construction education curriculum offered at no cost to California high schools. Each year, it reaches over 6,100 students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the homebuilding sector.

We recognize that many of our BITA students come from low-income backgrounds, facing significant financial barriers as they prepare to enter the workforce. These students often lack access to essential tools, training, and equipment necessary for their first days on the job.

To address this challenge head-on, we are rallying support to provide OSHA 10 training and certification to BITA students statewide. This training enhances their safety awareness and significantly boosts their employability in the construction industry.

By supporting safety training, you ensure these students receive quality education and are well-equipped for successful careers in homebuilding.

Equity Statement

The California Homebuilding Foundation’s primary commitment, is to advocate for diversity, build with inclusive values and do our part to create a more equitable opportunities in the construction workforce. Diversity, equity, and inclusion boosts self-confidence and creates a welcoming environment for all. We are dedicated to helping students do their best work through commitment to an inclusive workforce that fully represents different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints.

Organization Data


Organization name

California Homebuilding Foundation

Year Established


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Operating Budget

$500,001-$1 million

Organization Need

Funding: Program, Funding: Unrestricted, In-Kind Donations, Volunteers

Demographics Served

General population, Low-income individuals/families, Youth & Children

Local Counties Served

Placer, Sacramento, Yolo


1215 K St. Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95814

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