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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 Real Estate Celebrates 50th Anniversary In honor of our 50th anniversary, Windermere set a goal to reach $50 million in giving and officially announced our third generation of leadership during our 2022 Kick-Off event.  Seattle – On Wednesday, January 26, we hosted a virtual event for our agents, franchise owners, and staff, to kick off 2022 and celebrate our 50th […]
More Windermere Foundation 2021 Year in Review For the Windermere Foundation, 2021 was a year of milestones. Windermere owners, staff, and agents stepped up to support their communities in a variety of ways. Their collective efforts helped to raise over $2.5 million in 2021 for low-income and homeless families, bringing the Foundation’s grand total to over $46 million in donations since 1989. […]
More National Homeless Youth Awareness Month The Windermere Foundation was founded in 1989 to support low-income and homeless families in the communities where Windermere has a presence. In honor of National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, we’ve compiled the following list of organizations that support and aid the young homeless population in our country. Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and […]
More Windermere Foundation Approaches $1.5 Million Raised in 2021 Windermere offices across the Western U.S. have remained committed to serving their communities in 2021, collectively raising nearly $1.5 million so far this year alone, pushing the foundation’s grand total raised since 1989 to nearly $45 million. After a successful Community Service Day in June and a first half of the year which saw over […]
More Windermere Foundation Surpasses $44 Million Total Raised   Since 1989, the Windermere Foundation has supported low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. Earlier this year, the Foundation proudly crossed the $44 million mark in total donations. 2021 has been an active year for giving back at Windermere. Our offices have continued to support their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, donating time […]
More Windermere Foundation Surpasses $1 Million Raised in 2021 In the first six months of 2021, Windermere offices collectively raised over one million dollars through the Windermere Foundation. June, a month in which Windermere celebrated its 37th Community Service Day, saw an outpouring of donations from across our 10-state footprint, bringing in over $269,000 to push the year-to-date total over $1 million. These dollars […]
More Windermere Partners with UW to Launch Internship Program The University of Washington College of Built Environments (CBE) announced a new paid internship program, Aspire, that offers financial support, mentoring, and skill-building through academic and professional office settings to students, with a focus on those from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups. In partnership with Windermere Real Estate, this CBE-led internship will begin today, July […]
More Windermere Celebrates 37 Years of Community Service Day Every year in June, Windermere offices close for business in order to participate in Community Service Day. An annual tradition since 1984, our agents, staff, and franchise owners spend the day volunteering in their communities completing a variety of neighborhood improvement projects. Here are a few highlights from this year’s Community Service Day from around […]
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More National Homeownership Month – Part Two In recognition of National Homeownership Month, we’re featuring unique home buyer stories from across our network. Earlier this month, we shared three stories of first-time home buyers and how they worked with their agents to find the perfect home. Here is part two: Jordan Cain After years of helping clients find their dream homes, Windermere […]
More National Homeownership Month – First-Time Buyers In recognition of National Homeownership Month, we’re shining a spotlight on the home buying process. Each home buying journey is unique, as are the challenges that people face en route to becoming a homeowner. These three stories of first-time homebuyers showcase the importance of working closely with an agent to navigate the buying process and […]
More What Is Landlord Insurance and Why Do You Need It? If you are a landlord, it’s important to take steps to properly protect yourself and your property before the renters move in. Landlord insurance helps fill in the gaps of coverage where homeowners insurance policies don’t apply and allows you to rest easy knowing your home is sufficiently covered while tenants occupy your property. What […]
More Windermere Foundation Approaches $500,000 Raised in 2021 In the early months of 2021, Windermere offices have continued to give back to their communities. Across Windermere’s 10-state footprint, over $417,000 has been raised this year alone, bringing the total raised by the Windermere Foundation to over $43.7 million since it began in 1989. Thirty-eight percent of this year’s funds were donated by agents […]
More Striking Restrictive Racial Language from Your Title Restrictive racial covenants—which excluded people of color from purchasing, leasing, or occupying homes in certain neighborhoods, developments, or regions—have been deeply embedded in the practices of the housing industry since the early 20th century. Although the Supreme Court ruled that municipally mandated racial zoning was unconstitutional with 1917’s Buchanan v. Warley, this decision extended only […]
More Black History Month How Black History Month Began  In 1915, American historian Carter G. Woodson and minister Jesse E. Moorland founded what is now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History® (ASALH) to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans and to encourage studying the history of Black people. In 1926, the ASALH […]
More Windermere Offices Continue to Support Communities Through COVID-19 Pandemic Windermere offices have continued to support their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, raising money for the Windermere Foundation, which has provided over $43 million in funding to support low-income and homeless families throughout the Western U.S. since 1989. Here are some highlights from the past holiday season. Windermere Whatcom Donates 84 Thanksgiving Boxes For over […]
More Windermere Acquires Sacramento’s Largest Independent Real Estate Company The heads of Windermere Real Estate Geoff Wood, Jill Jacobi Wood, and OB Jacobi have announced that Windermere has acquired the largest independent real estate company in Sacramento, CA, Lyon Real Estate. Founded in 1946 by William L. Lyon, Lyon Real Estate has over 800 agents in 17 offices throughout the greater Sacramento area and […]
More #AskAnAgent Wrap-Up On our “#AskAnAgent” Instagram Live series, radio personality and Windermere client Carla Marie goes live with our agents, answering viewer questions about how to buy and sell a home. After our first three episodes with Jessica James, Ashley Abolafia, and Gervon Simon, Carla Marie sat down with the following agents to round out the #AskAnAgent […]
More GivingTuesday 2020: Donate Through Your Local Windermere Office After shopping for everyone on our holiday lists this year, let’s remember those in our communities who need our support. This GivingTuesday, you can help low-income and homeless families in your community by making a donation to the Windermere Foundation via your local Windermere office. GivingTuesday – December 1, 2020 GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement created in 2012 […]
More November is Homeless Youth Awareness Month In 2007, November was declared National Homeless Youth Awareness Month to shine a light on the homeless experiences of young people and their families. The Windermere Foundation supports the following organizations dedicated to supporting youth in their communities, all of which are providing ways to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support these organizations, […]
More Windermere Launches Redesigned “People First” Website Windermere Real Estate has launched a redesign of its website Windermere.com as a part of the company’s brand refresh evolution that started with new logos and more modern branding two years ago, followed by the launch of the company’s “All in, for you” brand campaign in 2019. Windermere Marketing VP Julie Dey said it was […]