We're giving back to those who gave us so much

For more than 30 years, supporting communities through giving has been a cornerstone of our business and a belief that guides so many of our decisions. We continue to build on our long tradition of being a company that cares and a neighbor that does its fair share.

Every day, in communities from coast to coast, through company contributions and employee volunteers, Meritage Homes makes a difference. By partnering with local food banks to feed the hungry in Charlotte. Helping foster and adoptive kids in Dallas find their “forever homes.” Sending care packages from Phoenix to U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East. And so much more. In fact, our employees donate thousands of man-hours, gifts and additional funds to their local communities each year.

This Community Report highlights just a few of the many projects, partners and initiatives we’re proud to support nationwide. After all, community is at the very heart of what we do – and who we are.

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Operation Homefront
A Strong Foundation for Veteran Families

We’re extremely proud of our ongoing partnership with Operation Homefront. The Homes on the Homefront program gives people who’ve helped secure our freedom a way of realizing their own American dreams with beautiful, move-in ready, mortgage-free homes.

In 2017, we’ll be building a house in Northlake, Texas and presenting it to a deserving military family during the week of Veteran’s Day. Every year since 2013, we’ve donated one or more mortgage-free homes to dramatically change the lives of the families who receive them and the communities that welcome them.

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The Meritage Cares Foundation Mission

As one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, and the industry’s leader in innovation, Meritage Homes Corporation is proud to deliver homes coast to coast that are located in desirable locations and that feature cutting–edge designs, quality construction , and award-winning energy-savings features—making the homes we deliver a true value to Meritage homeowners. Meritage is just as proud of the efforts, dedication, and enthusiasm displayed by our employees during the many company-sponsored philanthropic endeavors that help enrich the lives of people in the Metropolitan areas in which we build.

To strengthen and manage our charitable giving efforts, Meritage has formed the Meritage Cares Foundation as a qualified 501( c)(3) and 170(c)(2) charitable foundation. Through our corporate giving and with the help of our enthusiastic employees, Meritage Cares provides support to local and national charities by donating time, talent, and resources to advance the Meritage Cares mission.

The mission of Meritage Cares is to enrich lives in the Metropolitan areas Meritage does business by providing assistance to eligible charitable organizations for the support and wellbeing of children, families, military veterans, and other charitable causes approved by the Foundation’s selection committee.

Through the Act of Giving, Everyone Receives

Giving back for the betterment of everyone is a cornerstone of Meritage’s culture and our Foundation’s mission.

The Meritage Cares mission of serving organizations that address the needs of U.S. military veterans is currently being fulfilled through involvement in Operation Homefront’s Homes on the Homefront program. Through this program, Meritage, with the generous and tireless support of our employees and trade partners, construct and donate mortgage-free Meritage homes to deserving veterans who have been wounded during their service to our country.

The Meritage Cares mission of assisting charitable organizations who support children and families in need is being pursued by providing care, time, and financial resources to qualified charitable organizations and causes approved through the Foundation’s application and selection process.

Through the Act of Giving, Everyone Receives

From California to the Carolinas, Meritage team members proudly support a variety of community efforts. Here are just a few of the charitable organizations we partner with to make a difference in our communities.

Causes we have given our support to include:




  • Toys for Tots
  • Community Food Bank


Northern, CA

  • Volunteers of America
  • Leaven Program
  • Angels in the Alley

Southern, CA

  • Working Wordrobes



  • Denver Rescue Mission



  • Ronald McDonald House


  • The Children's Home Society of
  • Florida & The Faine House



  • Love Beyond Walls
  • Cancer Treatment Centers
  • of America



  • The Spokes Group
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Samaritan's Feet


  • Habitate for Humanity



  • Miracle Hill Ministries
  • Salvation Army



  • Nashville Rescue Mission



Dallas/Ft. Worth

  • The Giocoso Foundation
  • Covenant Kids
  • Arrow Child & Family
  • Frisco Family Services
  • North Texas Food Bank


  • Taking Initiative to Survive
  • Ronald McDonald House

San Antonio

  • Family Services Association
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House