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KB Cares

At KB Home, everything we do is Built on Relationships. That’s why we believe that every action we take — from how we care for our communities to how we safeguard the planet, has the potential to make a positive impact for everyone. Our KB Cares program is one way we put that ideal into action.

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FOCUS: SHELTER

A roof over every head

We believe in helping find a safe and secure place to call home for those in the most challenging circumstances — from victims of natural disasters to those who have been neglected or abused, and veterans looking to rebuild their lives.

FOCUS: SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable futures

We believe that when creating new homes and communities, it’s not just our responsibility to limit our footprint on the planet. We strive to ensure that our physical environment remains clean and beautiful for the enjoyment of everyone, for generations to come.

FOCUS: COMMUNITY

Thriving communities

We’re not just building homes, we’re creating communities. That’s why we invest in the well-being of those who live in the areas where we build, which means cultivating social connections and caring for people in need.

FOCUS: CONSTRUCTION SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT

A foundation for the next generation

We’re dedicated to training future builders with the skills and expertise needed to build careers for themselves while advancing our industry’s ability to make those dreams come true.

Impactful partnerships

Our philosophy extends to our partnerships, like the one we have with Sackcloth & Ashes. The organization ethically produces beautifully crafted, eco-friendly blankets, and donates a blanket to a local homeless shelter for every blanket purchased by KB Home as a special housewarming gift for new homeowners. Helping those in the most challenging circumstances find shelter and rebuild their lives aligns with one of KB Care’s key focus areas.

Ways we’re making an impact

Local communities

Phoenix, Arizona

The Phoenix division adopted a local elementary school, Eisenhower Center for Innovation, and sponsored a Backpack Drive to benefit students in need. Thirteen KB Cares volunteers worked together to deliver 50 fully stocked backpacks and other supplies.

Tucson, Arizona

The Tucson division and partners generously donated school supplies, hygiene products and food items to Youth On Their Own™ to benefit high school students who are facing homelessness while trying to navigate four years of school.

KB Home’s IT Group in Pomona, California

KBHIT Pomona donated five laptops valued at over $3,200 to Walnut Robotics, also known as The Aluminati, an independently run robotics team of 14 students from Walnut High School with a shared passion for science and engineering. The team strives to develop their own interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) while also cultivating greater awareness for these academic fields within their community.

Sacramento, California

The local office held a model home furniture sale that raised $12,000 for HomeAid® Sacramento, which builds and renovates temporary, transitional and permanent housing for homeless individuals, veterans and families who have experienced a life-altering event and are temporarily homeless.

Denver, Colorado

The KB Cares Denver team partnered with HomeAid Colorado and Builder for Babies for a diaper drive. The team of 21 volunteers spent over 80 hours collecting 11,500 diapers and 12,800 wipes to distribute to local parents in need. One in three families has limited access to clean diapers, and this group helps to provide essential items in the Denver area.

Jacksonville, Florida

KB Home and Sackcloth & Ashes partnered to donate nearly 300 blankets to the City Rescue Mission (CRM). Teams from both companies spent the day with CRM residents, volunteers and staff. They served lunch and learned how the mission contributes to those in need across Northeast Florida.

Orlando, Florida

The Orlando office had a school supply drive to benefit local students, collecting over 1,900 supplies that were delivered to the Greater Orlando Builders Association and shared with the community.

Tampa, Florida

Five KB Cares employees and partners from the Tampa division volunteered 10 hours and collected school supplies valued at over $1,000 to benefit the Hillsborough Education Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen public education in the county through advocacy, resources and programs that empower every student to achieve success.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Our local KB Cares Las Vegas team partnered with the American Red Cross® of Nevada to host a blood drive. Twenty-one employees stepped up, including 11 first-time donors. The Red Cross is experiencing the worst blood shortage in over a decade, with low supplies forcing hospitals to defer patients from major surgery, including organ transplants.

Raleigh, North Carolina

Our Raleigh division participated in the 9th Annual Catching Fireflies 5k Run/Walk benefiting the Cancer Shucks Foundation (CSF). The 35 volunteers raised $7,500 for CSF to help support and provide services to patients diagnosed with and undergoing treatment for cancer in their local communities.

Austin, Texas

Austin employees participated in the annual Builders for Babies Diaper Drive, which helps struggling families with essential needs, and collected more than 26,000 diapers and 35,000 wipes, contributing to a total fundraising effort of over 375,000 baby items.

Dallas, Texas

Our Dallas division donated over $25,000 worth of furniture to Minnie’s Resale Boutique, with five KB Home volunteers helping to move furnishings for an entire home. Proceeds from the sale of these items will benefit Minnie’s Food Pantry and their mission of supporting local families in need.

Houston, Texas

The KB Cares Houston team hosted a diaper drive for Houston Food Bank and the Houston Diaper Bank program. The team collected nearly 4,000 diapers and wipes to distribute to families in need.

San Antonio, Texas

For the 18th year, the San Antonio division supported Project Cool and donated new fans to the Salvation Army® for distribution. With more than 22 days topping 100 degrees, this was a much-needed item for local residents.

Seattle, Washington

Division employees and community homeowners in Seattle collected over 500 pairs of new socks in partnership with the Multi-Service Center, which works to build healthy communities and eliminate poverty through a unified network of Community Action Agencies across Washington.

Corporate

Building Talent Foundation

In 2020, KB Home made a seed donation of $64,000 to help establish the Building Talent Foundation, a nonprofit founded by the 20 leading U.S. residential construction companies. Its mission is to advance the education, training, and career progression of young people from underrepresented groups, as skilled technical workers and business owners in residential construction.

The Dominquez Dream

The KB Home Westwood team partnered with Dominquez Dream and donated $25,000 to support the “Dia De Los Muertos” fundraiser. The Dominquez Dream is dedicated to empowering children in underserved communities to achieve their full potential through Literacy and STEAM.

GRID Alternatives

Annually, KB Home participates in a mentor program through the American Solar Prize competition for solar innovation. Through this program, a $5,000 award was given and KB Home donated this money to GRID Alternatives. GRID Alternatives developed a model to make solar PV technology practical and accessible for low-income communities, while providing pathways to clean energy jobs.

PATH

The KB Home Westwood team collected new travel-sized hygiene items, clothing, nonperishable snacks and water to prepare care kits for PATH®, an organization that helps people find permanent housing and provides medical and mental healthcare, benefits advocacy, employment training and other services. KB Cares Westwood also supported LA’s BEST by helping to fund a free, safe and supervised afterschool education and enrichment program for children ages 5 to 12 in Los Angeles.

Tee Off Fore Youth

KB Home Westwood donated $10,000 to support Tee Off Fore Youth, which provides an opportunity for local youth to attend an area golf tournament and learn the fundamentals of golf.