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 mid-2020.

300+ Academic Scholarships

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. 

720+ Youth Sports 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. 

500+ Assistance Grants

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.

Robert Clark joined USA Properties Fund in 1993, and held numerous construction-related positions before being promoted to Vice President of Construction, Field Operations, in 2018. His can-do, get-the-job-done approach has greatly contributed to USA Properties Fund’s growth and success.

On August 24, 2020, Rob tragically passed away. In memory of our colleague and friend, and to continue his legacy, USA Properties has established the Robert Clark Trade School Scholarship.

The scholarship, formerly known as the JB Brown Fund Trade School Scholarship, honors Rob’s unwavering passion for the construction industry, his belief in supporting and teaching those starting out, and the sense of family that he fostered. The scholarship creates an opportunity for residents at USA Properties Fund’s affordable apartment communities to improve life for themselves and their families by attending an accredited trade school.

The Robert Clark Trade School Scholarship

LifeSTEPS is a 501(c)(3) a nonprofit organization; your donation is tax deductible

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