REALTORS® Property Crisis Fund

100% of your tax-deductible donations stay right here in West Michigan helping those in need.  The Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® donates all administrative overhead.  Not one penny of your donations is spent on administrative expenses.  

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Our Why

Your home is your happy place and your haven, but occasionally events beyond your control might make it difficult to retain your home, may displace you from your home, or lead to costly repairs or modifications.  In instances like these, West Michigan communities pull together and support each other.  It’s who we are.

It was in this spirit in which the REALTORS® Property Crisis Fund was created.

Areas of Assistance

The Crisis Fund provides assistance to individuals, families, or non-profit agencies located in: Allegan, Barry, Clinton, Eaton, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, and Ottawa counties. 

Disability-adaption projects that create refurbished housing

For purposes of the Crisis Fund, a disaster is defined as a sudden and terrible event that results in serious property damage, such as a fire, flood, tornado, environmental hazard, etc.

The process for

Submitting a Grant Request

Please fill out the application below and email to macydurry@grar.com or mail to:

Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS®
660 Kenmoor Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Along with your application, please attach the following information to your request (if applicable or available):

  • An incident report from the local authorities.
  • Photos of the damage.
  • A copy of your insurance policy.
  • A copy of your mortgage statement or lease agreement.
  • Any other information that would assist the Crisis Fund in its consideration of your request.

After submitting an application

What's Next?

Upon receipt of a grant request, the Crisis Fund will:

  • Respond to requests within approximately two weeks from the date of submission (or sooner).
  • In those instances where work is performed, the funds will most likely be paid directly to a licensed and insured contractor (as identified by the grant applicant) upon receipt of an invoice.

 

Who the Crisis Fund

Has Helped

This is just a sampling of the assistance that has been provided to West Michigan residents in need.  The circumstances surrounding each application are unique and one grant doesn't necessarily set precedent for another.  Rather, the Crisis Fund Task Force reviews the situation, insurance coverage, level of assistance from other organizations, and more when making its determinations.

How you can Support

Make a donation.

100% of your tax-deductible donations stay right here in West Michigan helping those in need.  The Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS® donates all administrative overhead.  Not one penny of your donations is spent on administrative expenses.  

Shopping through Amazon Smile.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support our cause every time you shop, at no cost to you.  Make your Amazon purchases through smile.amazon.com, with ‘Realtors Property Crisis Fund’ selected for your favorite charity and they will donate a percentage of all purchases to the Crisis Fund!