Home Ownership is one of the most exciting and financially rewarding aspects of our lives. Although it can seem challenging, a new home is just an open door away with the right guidance and assistance.
With the Open Hand Initiative, our goal is to obtain local and national partnerships to give grants to individuals searching for their next home who may have additional challenges other than obtaining a down payment. Due to a lack of credit and financial education at a young age, many people are credit challenged. Grant amounts ranging from $1,000 - $5,000 could mean the difference of homeownership or not. Through our collaborative efforts, we believe the OH Initiative will truly help underserved communities achieve realistic goals in purchasing a new home. Our pilot program funded by MetroDeep helped five families accomplish this goal with a total of $25,000. Please help us help more families by donating today!
“I am so grateful to the Open Hand Initiative and the entire team that made this possible. My family and I have wanted to purchase a home for so long and with my family growing it became even more important but also seemed farther away because of my credit score and debt that I couldn’t afford to pay with all of my other monthly payments. This grant came right on time and helped us achieve a goal that seemed almost impossible. I can’t say enough how thankful we are and how pivotal the grant and the information we got in the process has been for us. THANK YOU! I think this grant can help so many others like me become homeowners. Please continue doing what you are doing!” - Caleb B.
“I’d like to thank WPM and the Open Hand for helping me get my mortgage loan closed. They worked tirelessly to assist me in this process. I had some things on my path blocking me from getting approved for a home loan and they worked overtime to make sure we removed those hurdles and were able to close my loan. Thank you all so much for helping me get my dream home!” - Victor E.
“I’m a single mom and a proud Navy veteran. I divorced after 17 years of marriage and my struggle at times has been overwhelming. The Open Hand Initiative grant changed my life. The program helped me pay down my debt and transition from a struggling renter to a proud homeowner in a matter of months. I hope the grant continues to benefit hard-working families who aren't looking for a handout but could desperately use a hand up. This program forever changed my life and now I have a legacy to pass on to my children.” - Valery K.