Putting Our Mission Into Action

Meritage Cares is more than a slogan. It's a commitment to enrich lives by providing support to those who serve and those in need.

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Giving to Veterans

Without our veterans, we wouldn’t have the freedom to build. It’s why we remain so committed to giving back.
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Giving to Families

We support a variety of causes that encourage, nurture and provide support for families.
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Giving to Children

We give to organizations that provide education, safe havens, and support for the health and well-being of children.

Why We Give

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 well-being of children, families, military veterans and other charitable causes approved by the Foundation’s selection committee.

The Meritage Cares Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) and 170(c)(2) charitable foundation.



2023 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award

We’re honored to announce that Meritage Homes is the winner of this year’s Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award. This award recognizes homebuilders who demonstrate a lifetime commitment to public service, and it’s a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our employees who embody our Core Value of Start With Heart. Meritage employees from coast-to-coast volunteer their time and talents to support charitable giving projects that help build stronger communities. Whether it’s supporting a local nonprofit or coming together as a company to make a difference on a national level, we strive to make a difference, one action at a time.

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Feeding America

In 2020, we set out to support Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization. We've since collected over $250,000 toward their fight to end hunger.

We continue to work toward building strong communities through the Meritage Cares Foundation. 

To learn more, visit feedingamerica.org.

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Arizona Housing Fund

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call home and in an effort to fight against homelessness, we’ve partnered with the Arizona Housing Fund. This program encourages all of our new homeowners in Arizona to donate $25 to the Arizona Housing Fund and Meritage Homes will match each $25 donation. Together we can put home within reach for the underserved in our community.

To learn more, visit arizonahousingfund.org

Arizona Housing Fund

Giving Milestones

2023 marks the 10th year that Meritage Homes has partnered with Operation Homefront to gift new mortgage-free homes to deserving veteran families from coast to coast. And since its founding in 2014, the Meritage Cares Foundation has also donated thousands of volunteer hours and more than $4 million to the various national and local charities in the communities where we live and work. It’s a legacy of caring that we’re proud to continue to build year after year.

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront.

Building A Strong Foundation for Veteran Families


Building up our veterans.

They fought for the American dream, and we’re privileged to hand them the keys to their own. Through our partnership with Operation Homefront, we provide mortgage-free, energy-efficient, move-in ready homes to deserving veteran families.

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Where we give.

From California to the Carolinas, Meritage team members proudly support a variety of community efforts.

  • Arizona


    Valley Kids Foundation

    #Love Up Foundation

    Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale

    HonorHealth Foundation

    New Life Center

    Arizona Housing Fund


    Support Our Students

    Ben's Bells, Inc.

    Operation Homefront - Holiday Meals for Military

    Arizona Housing Fund

  • California

    Northern, CA

    McHenry House Tracy Family Shelter

    Shelter Providers of Sacramento

    North Valley Community Foundation Missing

    Southern, CA

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, Inc

    California Homebuilding Foundation


  • Colorado

  • Florida


    Meals on Wheels of Tampa

    The Children's Home Society of Florida

    Women's Resource Center of Tampa, Inc. 


    Boys Town Central Florida, Inc.

    Orlando Magic Youth Foundation, Inc.

    St. Jude Children's Hospital

  • Georgia


    Reflections of Trinity

    First Baptist Church of Woodstock

  • North Carolina


    Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte

    Carolina Defenders

    Kids First of the Carolinas

    Dream on 3 


    Habitat for Humanity of Durham

  • South Carolina


    Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc.

    Harvest Hope Food Bank

    Meyer Center for Special Children

    Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County 

  • Tennessee


    Open Table of Nashville, Inc. 

    Nashville Rescue Mission

    Monroe Harding

    The Branch of Nashville

  • Texas


    Generation SERVE

    Transformations By Austin Angels

    Foster Angels of Central Texas

    HomeAid Austin

    Dallas/Ft. Worth

    Salemanship Club Youth and Family Centers, Inc.

    North Texas Food Bank

    Big Brothers/Big Sisters Lane Star


    Blessings in a Backpack, Inc.

    East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Inc.

    Partners for Harris County Children Inc., dba Bear Be A Resource for CPS Kids

    Shelter Providers of Houston, Inc.

    San Antonio

     Essilor Vision Foundation

    The Academy oat Morgan's Wonderland

    The Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas

    Elf Louise Inc.

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