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The 2024 Supporting Women of Real Estate Grant Program is now open!

The National Association of REALTORS® and the Women’s Council of REALTORS® are offering a strategic partnership with local and state REALTOR® associations to organize one-day conferences with a focus on women in real estate. 

The Supporting Women of Real Estate Grant provides local and state REALTOR® associations with the opportunity to receive funding to provide new and innovative programs focused on advancing women in the real estate industry. The goal of this program is to inspire women professionals to take on greater leadership roles in both business and organized real estate. This partnership between NAR and Women's Council is funded by The Center for REALTOR® Development (CRD). CRD is a division of NAR, devoted to lifelong learning, career advancement, and specialized credentials for real estate professionals.

A total of 5 grants will be awarded in $2,000 increments to REALTOR® associations that meet the criteria as outlined in the application. 

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Key Dates:

March 1, 2024: Application period opens
June 14, 2024: All application materials due
June 30, 2024: Grant recipients contacted & funds disbursed
December 15, 2024: Event must be completed, and follow-up reports due to Women’s Council.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do local Women's Council networks get the funding? No, this grant is specific to local or state REALTOR® associations.
  • What is the role of a Women’s Council network? Encourage your REALTOR® association to apply, and offer an opportunity to collaborate on a program. It’s a tangible program that showcases Women’s Council and Realtor® Association collaboration.
  • Can the event be virtual? Yes! It can be virtual or live, as long as it's 4 hours in length.
  • How much is the grant? Five grants of $2,000 will be awarded.

For more information regarding this grant, please contact Olivia Peterson, Senior Education Director at opeterson@wcr.org.

Criteria for Supporting Women of Real Estate Grant 

Proposal must include:

  • A program that educates the general membership on advancing women in real estate including but not limited to: Programs that highlight successful women in the industry and how they got to where they are today, training to build strong women business leaders with topics such as negotiations, team effectiveness, the power of relationships, marketing, technology, etc.
  • Programs will be 100% organized and driven by the local or state REALTOR® association. Collaboration with another local or state Women’s Council of REALTORS® network(s), with the local REALTOR® association, or with a related real estate organization, is encouraged but not required.
  • A program must incorporate a professional networking activity that facilitates relationship building and encourages audience participation (activity example, speed networking; activity not accepted, networking reception).
  • A clear articulation of the program concept, including measurable goals that indicate success (ie, include detailed agenda/timeline/networking activities, budget, projected number of attendees, and your tentative speaker(s) names/bios are required).  
  • Program must be 4 hours in length and can be either virtual or live. 
  • Events that will not be considered include fundraising events, awards programs, fashion shows, education classes, or other programs that clearly dilute the intended purpose.
  • While programs are to focus on supporting women in real estate, events are inclusive to men and all supporters of women in real estate.
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate diversity, equity and inclusion in their program.

2023 Winners

A total of 10 grants were awarded in $2,500 increments to REALTOR® associations that met criteria as outlined in the application.

Advance, Empower, and Inspire Women in Real Estate - Coeur d'Alene Regional REALTORS®

Women Leaders: Leading through Inclusion - Sierra Nevada REALTORS®

Empowering Women in Real Estate - Oregon REALTORS®

Women in Leadership - Southland Association of REALTORS®

Women Lifting Women in Real Estate: At All Stages of Your Real Estate Career - REALTORS®  Association of Pioneer Valley

Purpose and Strength - Richmond Association of REALTORS®

Yakima Association of Realtors' Women's Forum - Yakima Association of REALTORS®

Embrace Your Warrior Within - Arizona Association of REALTORS®

Empowered Women, Empower Women Summit - Central Wisconsin Board of REALTORS®

Insights with Women - TNSights - Tennessee REALTORS®

Complete History of Grant Winners