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Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has raised over $50 million for low-income and homeless children and families. Learn more about our philanthropy, partnerships, and how we support the communities we serve.

More Windermere and UW Welcome Italy for Olympic Re-Match in 38th Annual Windermere Cup One of the premier rowing regattas in the world, the Windermere Cup returns to the Montlake Cut in Seattle for the 38th time on May 4, 2024. Hosted by Windermere Real Estate, the University of Washington, and the Seattle Yacht Club, the Husky men and women will battle crews from the University of Wisconsin and […]
More Kicking Off the 35th Anniversary of the Windermere Foundation This year we’re celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Windermere Foundation, the non-profit arm of Windermere Real Estate. Since 1989, agents and offices across our network have given back to the communities where Windermere operates. We’ve raised over $53 million and supported thousands of our neighbors in need throughout the Western U.S. Last year the […]
More Windermere Foundation Brings Cheer, Laughter, and Basic Needs in the Final Months of 2023 Windermere Real Estate offices throughout the Western U.S. brought holiday cheer and laughter to their local communities during the holiday season of 2023, wrapping up a year of giving that raised over $2.9 million for the Windermere Foundation, bringing the total raised since 1989 to more than $53 million. Here are a few examples of […]
More Windermere Offices Support Communities Through Donations & Volunteerism Windermere Offices Donate to Local Organizations The true essence of the Windermere Foundation’s work is to make enduring community connections . The relationship between Windermere Columbia River Gorge and SafeSpace Children’s Advocacy Center of the Gorge is a shining example of that mission. Last year, someone close to the Windermere Gorge family experienced an unfortunate […]
More Windermere-UW Aspire Internship Builds in its Third Year Written by: Samantha Enos – Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Windermere Real Estate Formed in partnership with the University of Washington College of Built Environments, Windermere’s Aspire internship program launched in July 2021. The internship offers financial support, mentoring, and skill-building through academic and professional office settings to students, with a focus on those […]
More Stories and Memories from Windermere’s 39th Annual Community Service Day Community Service Day has been an annual tradition at Windermere since 1984. Each year in June, our offices close their doors for a day to volunteer in their local communities. Windermere agents, office owners, and staff join together to complete various neighborhood improvement projects for local organizations. Here are several Community Service Day stories from […]
More Windermere Foundation Funds Shelter for Low-Income and Homeless Families When the Windermere Foundation was started, the original mission was to provide housing for community members facing homelessness. The mission has expanded since then, but Windermere offices across the Western U.S. continue the cause, donating to organizations that make a difference for homeless and low-income families in our communities. From supporting homeownership to providing shelter […]
More 37th Annual Windermere Cup: UW vs Australia Windermere Cup 2023 One of the premier regattas in the world, Windermere Cup, returns to the Montlake Cut in Seattle, Washington on May 6, 2023. Hosted by Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington, this year’s event marks the 37th installment in the Cup’s storied history. The University of Washington men’s and women’s crews […]
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More Windermere Foundation Continues Tradition of Supporting Local Schools & Children A portion of every commission a Windermere agent earns is donated to the Windermere Foundation and distributed to non-profit organizations that provide support to low-income and homeless families. But it doesn’t stop there, many offices also host fundraisers so they can make a larger impact in their community, or they’ll volunteer their time. Here are […]
More Windermere Offices Give Back Throughout Final Months of 2022 Windermere offices throughout the Western U.S. stepped up for their neighbors in need during the final months of 2022, organizing fundraisers and clothing drives left and right. Windermere offices use the monies that they raise for the Windermere Foundation to help fund non-profit organizations that support low-income and homeless families in their communities. The Windermere […]
More Windermere Partners with Local Organizations to #TackleHomelessness Founded in 1989, the Windermere Foundation funds non-profit organizations that provide support and resources to low-income and homeless children and families in the communities where Windermere operates. To date, the Windermere Foundation has raised over $50 million in total donations. For seven seasons, Windermere partnered with a Seattle-based professional sports team to #TackleHomelessness by donating […]
More Windermere Reaches $50 Million in Donations in Honor of 50th Anniversary Narrated by Christine Wood, Executive Director of the Windermere Foundation Windermere Reaches $50 Million in Donations in Honor of 50th Anniversary In honor of Windermere’s 50th anniversary, the company announced in early 2022 that it would strive to reach $50 million in total donations to the Windermere Foundation by year’s end. To help reach this […]
More Windermere-UW Aspire Internship Grows in Second Year Written by: Samantha Enos – Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Windermere Real Estate Formed in partnership with the University of Washington College of Built Environments, Windermere’s Aspire internship program launched in July 2021. The internship offers financial support, mentoring, and skill-building through academic and professional office settings to students, with a focus on […]
More Windermere Foundation Gala Raises $1.6 Million In what has already been a banner year for the Windermere Foundation, the inaugural Windermere Foundation Gala took things to new heights. Held on the evening of September 30 at the Sheraton Grand in downtown Seattle, Windermere agents, owners, and staff dressed to the nines for a night of live entertainment and fundraising for low-income […]
More Windermere Foundation Surpasses $1.5 Million Raised in 2022 After setting a goal to reach $50 million in total donations in honor of Windermere’s 50th anniversary, the Windermere Foundation is getting closer to reaching that goal thanks to the $1.5 million that has been raised so far this year. After ending last year with a grand total of over $46 million in donations, that […]
More Windermere Participates in 38th Annual Community Service Day Windermere offices close for business every year in June to participate in Community Service Day, an annual tradition since 1984 where our agents, staff, and franchise owners spend the day volunteering in their communities. We’ve gathered a handful of stories to share a glimpse of what Community Service Day 2022 looked like around our network. […]
More Advancing DEI: Windermere’s Continued Commitment to Change Written by: Samantha Enos – Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Windermere Real Estate Since our company committed to affecting change with regards to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) nearly two years ago, we’ve established several initiatives that have helped us move the needle toward making Windermere a more diverse organization and homeownership more […]
More Windermere Cup Returns for 36th Annual Regatta The 36th annual Windermere Cup will be held Saturday May 7th, 2022, in Seattle, Washington. The rowing regatta hosted by Windermere Real Estate and the University of Washington brings together the best rowing crews in the world for a weekend of festivities and races along Seattle’s scenic Montlake Cut. After a cancellation in 2020 due […]
More Windermere Foundation Sets Sights on $50 Million in Total Donations In honor of Windermere’s 50th anniversary, the Windermere Foundation has set a goal to reach $50 million in total donations raised by the end of 2022. At the end of last year, the Foundation surpassed $46 million in total donations, leaving a nearly $4 million gap to eclipse the $50 million mark. Through the fundraising […]
More Windermere Launches Sam Smith “Hi Neighbor” Homeownership Fund Windermere Vice President of DEI, Samantha Enos, recently announced our partnership with non-profit Community Development Financial Institution HomeSight on a new loan product to increase purchasing power and help bridge the affordability gap facing Black/African American homebuyers. The Sam Smith “Hi Neighbor” Homeownership Fund “The Sam Smith ‘Hi Neighbor’ Homeownership Fund is designed to help […]