Green Key Real Estate was started with the intent of creating a real estate business that would make a difference and give something back to the communities in which we work. One of the ways we achieve that goal is by supporting non-profit organizations doing related work.

Green Key Real Estate and its agents support the following organizations:

Build It Green is the most important green building organization in California at this time, and we see it as critical that they succeed.

Build It Green is a professional non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the building industry, so that more buildings are remodeled and built using green practices and products, thereby sustaining and enhancing ecological, social and economic assets for future generations. We are dedicated to creating healthier, more durable, and energy and resource-efficient buildings in California to sustain and enhance the quality of our lives and the lives of future generations.

Partnering with public agencies, building industry professionals, manufactures suppliers and non-profits, Build It Green offers education, unbiased product information, technical assistance and training. Build It Green provides a critical link between consumers, building professionals and green product manufacturers.

Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its more than 18,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy. The mission of The Commonwealth Club of California is to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation.

Environment California is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Their professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for California’s environment. We focus exclusively on protecting California’s air, water and open spaces. Environment California draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state’s top environmental problems.

Friends of the Urban Forrest is a non-profit committed to the belief that trees are a critical element of a livable urban environment. Since 1981, FUF has offered financial, techinical and practical assistance to individual and neighborhood groups who want to plant and care for trees.

GRID Alternatives is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower communities in need to meet their basic requirements of health, education, and economic opportunity by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency related services, equipment, and training. GRID Alternatives works collaboratively with communities and local organizations to identify specific needs and to develop renewable energy solutions that are environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things.

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to make a positive impact on society by growing and strengthening a community of new leaders who use business to improve the world. We offer a portfolio of programs to educate, equip, and inspire more than 10,000 members to make a tangible difference in their universities, organizations, and communities.

Sierra Club is America’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Their mission is to Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth. Practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment. Use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) is San Francisco’s preeminent public-policy think tank. Through research, analysis, public education, and advocacy, SPUR promotes good planning and good government. SPUR brings together neighborhood leaders, government officials, business leaders, planners, architects, students, and activists the full range of people who care about San Francisco debate, learn, and plan for the needs of the city as a whole.

Urban Land Institute (ULI) is a nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. As the preeminent, multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates the open exchange of ideas, information and experience among local, national and international industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places. The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

US Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit organization committed to expanding sustainable building practices. USGBC is composed of more than 13,500 organizations from across the building industry that are working to advance structures that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. USGBC’s mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.