National MI Launches Campaign for MBA Opens Doors Foundation

National Mortgage Insurance Corp., Emeryville, Calif., announced it is a 2020 supporter of the Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation, which provides housing payment assistance to parents and guardians caring for a critically ill or injured child.

Throughout 2020, National MI is donating a portion of premium received for every loan it insures to Opens Doors to help families in crisis stay in their homes. The sponsorship began on January 1 and will last the entire year.

“National MI is delighted to give to the MBA Opens Doors Foundation,” said National MI CEO Claudia Merkle. “The lenders we work with can feel good knowing that for every loan we insure, money is being donated so that families facing large medical bills don’t have to worry about losing their homes.”

“Supporting the communities in which we live and work is ingrained in our corporate culture,” said Mary Lee Sharp, National MI’s chief human resources officer. “The MBA Opens Doors Foundation is a very worthwhile cause that supports one of National MI’s most important charitable objectives: helping families in need remain in their homes.”

Committed to helping families around the country stay in their homes while a child is being treated for a critical illness or injury, the Mortgage Bankers Association established the MBA Opens Doors Foundation to help families in need meet their mortgage and rental obligations. MBA generously pays 100% of foundation’s administrative expenses so that 100% of every donation goes to a family in need. Potential grant recipients are identified through the foundation’s ongoing relationship with children’s hospitals in Akron, Ohio; Indianapolis; Boston; Dallas-Fort Worth; Denver; Houston; Northern and Southern California; Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C.

MBA Opens Doors is a 501(c) (3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible. For more information about the foundation or to make a donation, please visit