Since 2003, greater than $60 million has been awarded throughout greater than 6,200 grants
AUSTIN, TEXAS MAY 23, 2023 — Keller Williams (KW), the world’s largest actual property franchise by agent rely, celebrates the 20th anniversary of KW Cares, a 501(c)(3) public charity created to help KW associates and their households.
From Jan. 1 to Might 15, 2023, KW Cares has awarded 121 grants, totaling $1.5 million, up 47 % over the identical interval of 2022.
“We’re extraordinarily honored to have a good time 20 years of our KW household serving to one another,” stated Alexia Rodriguez, CEO, KW Cares. “You don’t see this degree of generosity in different corporations—it’s outstanding to witness the sustained influence we’ve had.”
In 2022, KW Cares awarded $6.4 million in grants and catastrophe aid, up 12.3 % over the earlier yr. Since 2003, KW Cares has supplied over $60.0 million in help by greater than 6,200 grants to KW brokers and households.
KW Cares offers grants and bodily assets to help brokers and their households with out-of-pocket bills for life-altering occasions, emergencies and nationwide disasters. KW Cares is funded by KW associates who donate a portion of their actual property commissions.
For catastrophe response, KW Cares has vehicles, trailers and pre-stocked warehouses with provides. The Austin, Texas-based KW Cares name middle assists KW brokers and households impacted by disasters.
Final yr KW Cares awarded $3.6 million solely to KW brokers and households affected by Hurricane Ian, which devastated Florida earlier than making remaining landfall in South Carolina two days later.
“To proceed to have the influence we do takes sturdy donations, and we’d prefer to thank everybody who offers throughout our KW ecosystem,” stated Rodriquez. “We couldn’t do that with out their dedication to our mission.”
In 2022, KW Cares acquired the Platinum Seal of Transparency, the best degree of recognition awarded to charitable organizations that current a multi-year strategic plan and a monetary report displaying the constant achievement of outlined targets, from Candid, a nonprofit analysis group.
Inside the final yr, KW Cares additionally acquired the Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the world’s largest nonprofit evaluator. KW Cares acquired the highest score for Influence & Outcomes, Accountability & Finance, and Management & Adaptability, scoring 100 out of 100 in these classes.
“We exceed finest practices and trade requirements and are dedicated to monetary and operational transparency,” stated Rodriguez. “Out of all U.S.-based nonprofits, fewer than 1 % obtain these certifications.”
For extra data on KW Cares, go to the 2022 Annual Report.
About KW Cares
KW Cares is a 501(c)(3) public charity created to help KW associates and their households with hardship on account of a sudden emergency. Hardship is outlined as a tough circumstance that an individual or household can not deal with with out outdoors assist.
The charity is the center of Keller Williams’ tradition in motion—discovering and serving the upper goal of enterprise by charitable giving out there facilities and communities the place Keller Williams’ associates reside and work.
About Keller Williams
Austin, Texas-based Keller Williams, the world’s largest actual property franchise by agent rely, has greater than 1,100 places of work and 189,000 brokers. The franchise can be No. 1 in models and gross sales quantity in the USA.
Since 1983, the corporate has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based tradition that rewards brokers as stakeholders. For extra data, go to headquarters.kw.com.