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 assist KW associates and their households.
From Jan. 1 to Might 15, 2023, KW Cares has awarded 121 grants, totaling $1.5 million, up 47 p.c 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 firms—it’s outstanding to witness the sustained impression we’ve had.”
In 2022, KW Cares awarded $6.4 million in grants and catastrophe reduction, up 12.3 p.c over the earlier 12 months. Since 2003, KW Cares has supplied over $60.0 million in help by way of greater than 6,200 grants to KW brokers and households.
KW Cares supplies 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 way of KW associates who donate a portion of their actual property commissions.
For catastrophe response, KW Cares has vans, trailers and pre-stocked warehouses with provides. The Austin, Texas-based KW Cares name heart assists KW brokers and households impacted by disasters.
Final 12 months KW Cares awarded $3.6 million completely 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 impression we do takes strong donations, and we’d prefer to thank everybody who provides 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 very 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 objectives, from Candid, a nonprofit analysis group.
Throughout the final 12 months, KW Cares additionally acquired the Four-Star rating from Charity Navigator, the world’s largest nonprofit evaluator. KW Cares acquired the highest ranking for Influence & Outcomes, Accountability & Finance, and Management & Adaptability, scoring 100 out of 100 in these classes.
“We exceed finest practices and business requirements and are dedicated to monetary and operational transparency,” stated Rodriguez. “Out of all U.S.-based nonprofits, fewer than 1 p.c obtain these certifications.”
For extra info on KW Cares, go to the 2022 Annual Report.
About KW Cares
KW Cares is a 501(c)(3) public charity created to assist KW associates and their households with hardship on account of a sudden emergency. Hardship is outlined as a troublesome 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 way of charitable giving available in the market facilities and communities the place Keller Williams’ associates dwell 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 US.
Since 1983, the corporate has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based tradition that rewards brokers as stakeholders. For extra info, go to headquarters.kw.com.