The JB Brown Fund

Creating Opportunities to Fulfill Dreams

Since 2011, the JB Brown Fund, a partnership between USA Properties Fund, Inc. and LifeSTEPS, has been helping residents at USA owned and managed communities. We provide seniors and families assistance so that they can remain in their homes during a financial crisis; and we provide scholarships so that residents can improve their lives by attending a university, vocational or trade school, or through participation in youth sports.

Play the videos on this page to hear from some of the people we've been able to help.

By the Numbers

The JB Brown Fund has been helping residents at USA Properties Fund affordable communities since 2011. Here are our stats through 2019.

Our academic scholarships help those enrolled in a 2- or 4-year school meet the expenses required to pursue a degree.

In 2019, we offered our first scholarships for those enrolling in a state accredited trade or vocational school. 

280+ Academic Scholarships

From participation fees to equipment costs, youth sports programs can be expensive. 

We offer up to $500 to help families afford these expenses so kids can stay healthy while learning critical communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. 

715+ Youth Sports Scholarships

We offer support and financial literacy training to help those in crisis stabilize, avoid eviction, and plan for the future. 

We also provide seniors with support to enhance livability and quality of life, with items ranging from minor medical equipment to gym memberships.

360+ Assistance Grants

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our focus in 2020 has shifted.


While we continue to help households with emergency assistance, we've added a new education technology initiative to help secure Chromebooks and other similar technology for distribution in our communities, to those who need these tools for distance learning. We've sent donation requests to major technology companies as part of this effort, like Amazon and Google, and we've reached out to our partners for cash donations to help us purchase these items directly.


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