Windermere Foundation

Dedicated to helping
low-income and homeless
families since 1989

Windermere Foundation

Dedicated to helping
low-income and homeless
families since 1989

Help us raise $4 million in 2022 to reach our goal of $50 million raised in 50 years in honor of Windermere’s 50th anniversary.

Thank you for your support!

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IN THE BEGINNING

Giving back has always been a big part of who we are. In the early days of Windermere it was pretty simple; we would see a need and help any way we could. But as we grew, we realized we could accomplish much more if we had a common purpose. That’s how the Windermere Foundation was born.

A BIG IDEA

We started with an idea that would give every Windermere agent the ability to make a difference. Housing is our business, so helping homeless families seemed like a natural fit. We later expanded that to include low-income families, with an emphasis on helping children.

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EVERY TIME A HOME IS SOLD

For the past 30 years a portion of every Windermere agent’s commission has been donated to the Windermere Foundation. Having 100% participation gives us a common purpose and sends a powerful message about our commitment to the community.

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WHO WE HELP

Last year alone we provided funding to hundreds of organizations throughout the Western U.S., including homeless shelters, food banks, schools, hospitals, community centers, and more.

HOW WE HELP

Babies in need of diapers and formula. Families with critically ill children in need of housing. Kids with no shoes or school supplies. For the past 30 years, these are the types of needs the Windermere Foundation has helped meet thanks to the collective generosity of our agents.

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COLLECTIVE GENEROSITY

We believe in acting beyond ourselves. We do this through our dogged devotion to supporting our neighbors in need and collective commitment to building thriving communities.

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Over the past 30 years our agents have proven time and time again how committed they are to making their communities a better place to live. Their generosity funds backpacks full of food so school kids don’t go hungry on the weekends. They help stave off evictions and keep families in their homes by covering housing costs. And their donations make sure the homeless are getting their most basic needs met, and the dignity that goes with it.

Over the past 30 years our agents have proven time and time again how committed they are to making their communities a better place to live. Their generosity funds backpacks full of food so school kids don’t go hungry on the weekends. They help stave off evictions and keep families in their homes by covering housing costs. And their donations make sure the homeless are getting their most basic needs met, and the dignity that goes with it.

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CHRISTINE WOOD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WINDERMERE FOUNDATION

The Impact of giving

“You provided shelter and care for desperate families who were living in unimaginable places - feeling unsafe, scared, hungry and alone. Your funding has made a life-changing difference, and I can't thank you enough.”

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“With your support, our refugee artisan women were able to make 500 back-to-school bundles for low-income students and students experiencing homelessness. You made these bundles possible. Thank you so much for your generous support.”

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“Thank you for tackling homelessness and raising funds to help a neighbor get back on their feet. These dollars make sure they are safe, warm and have the support they need. Thank you for being local heroes!”

Community Resource Center

“Thank you for your generous support. Your gift ensures resources, reassurance, and stability for families facing homelessness.”

Wellspring family services

“To the child who might go hungry on the weekends, to the senior who is not able to make a meal for herself, to the person facing homelessness who has no home and no money to make a home-cooked meal, your donation is a message of hope wrapped in love.”

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“Many thanks to your team for your generosity in supporting the bravest kiddos in Oregon and SW Washington. We are so appreciative of your belief in the healing power of joy and for backing it up with generosity.”

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“You helped 11 women seeking shelter from domestic violence…four of them with young children. Your gift means that many women will be welcomed with care bags when they walk through our doors. You answered the call, bringing hope to women rebuilding their lives. Thank you.”

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You can help us help our neighbors
in need through a donation to the
Windermere Foundation.

HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING

(Please download and fill out application)