Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors

In May, the Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors® (GMAR) donated $40,000 to the Greater Realtors® Foundation (GRF) to assist realtors who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many in the real estate industry looking for ways to make ends meet. 

With this donation, the GRF board of directors quickly voted to approve the RealtorHelping Realtors® Benevolent Fund.  

“The Greater Realtors® Foundation had always planned to create a benevolent fund to help strengthen our communities,” said Karen Greenwood, president of the GRF. “But we found that need to be even greater now as we find ourselves in the middle of a worldwide pandemic that has impacted everyone in one way or another. If we can help the realtor family, we want to.” 

The Realtors Helping Realtors® Benevolent Fund is designed to give assistance to any eligible individual, couple, or family who is in need and fits the eligibility criteria. Economic strain can strike anyone for reasons outside of their control and GMAR hopes this fund will help to provide some relief. 

The GRF is proud to announce that the Benevolent Fund program is now available, and applications are open online. Realtor members who find themselves in troubling times are encouraged to seek assistance. 

For more information on the Benevolent Fund, eligibility requirements, disbursement, and application, visit