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 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 […]
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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 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 […]
More Windermere Offices Continue to Give Back Through COVID-19 Through the challenges and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Windermere offices have stepped up to support their local communities.
More Our Commitment to Change: A Message to Our Community At Windermere, we are committed to doing our part to address discrimination, racism, and inequity within our company and the real estate industry. Learn more about what we’re doing:
More Windermere Offices Find Safe Ways to Give Back This Summer This summer has seen offices from across the Windermere network coming together to support those in need in their local communities. While Windermere’s annual Community Service Day was cancelled due to COVID-19, these offices found their own opportunities to keep the tradition of giving back alive this summer. Here are a few examples of their work.
More Ask an Agent On Windermere’s “Ask An Agent” Instagram Live series, radio personality and Windermere client Carla Marie talks with our agents about all things real estate, answering audience questions to simplify the complexities of home ownership.
More Windermere Foundation Has Raised over $825,000 This Year! The first half of 2020 has brought uncertain times and unprecedented change, and across our network, our agents and offices have rallied with their communities through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More Coming Together For Our Neighbors in Need Windermere offices have been challenged to raise $250,000 by May 5 which will be matched by the Windermere Foundation to support food banks in our local communities.
More Staying Connected Through COVID-19. All In, For You. In these times of social distancing, we are finding creative ways to stay connected. We have never been more “All in” for our clients and our communities.
More All In, For Community Amid COVID-19 Over the past few weeks, as the effects of COVID-19 have spread to everywhere Windermere has offices, we have seen an outpouring of support from our agents and offices in their local communities, embodying what it means to be All In, For You.
More What Does It Mean to Be All In? Now, more than ever, Windermere is All In, For You.