HENDERSON, Nev. – The Windermere Foundation, the charitable foundation established by Windermere Real Estate in 1989, is now accepting applications from local nonprofits to receive the company’s entire 2013 endowment. The foundation will give the selected organization $6,800 to support its community outreach efforts.
The endowment is funded by agents of the local Windermere offices. For every transaction a Windermere agent makes in the Las Vegas Valley, a portion of the commission is donated to the Windermere Foundation and combined with donations from Windermere employees and community members. Every year, funds from the foundation are distributed as a grant to a local nonprofit, selected by a committee of agents. Past recipients have included HopeLink of Southern Nevada and Family Promise of Las Vegas, two nonprofits with programs aimed at preventing homelessness.
Organizations that apply for the grant must be registered nonprofits committed to helping homeless and low-income families in Southern Nevada. Applications can be found at www.windermerelasvegas.com/community-service-day. The grant application form is located on the second page of the company’s Community Service Day application. Applications must be submitted to email@example.com, or faxed to (702) 726-5510, by Aug. 31.
“The Windermere Foundation was created with the intention of providing funds to support organizations that provide important services to those in need,” said Robyn Yates, owner/broker of Windermere Prestige Properties. “We at Windermere Real Estate are excited to continue this community tradition and aid organizations that play such a vital role in helping our local families get back on their feet.
The Windermere Foundation in Southern Nevada is part of a nationwide effort by Windermere Real Estate. Contributions from Windermere agents, employees and the public have allowed the Windermere Foundation to distribute over $2 million annually in recent years to nonprofits that provide assistance to homeless and low-income families.
About Windermere Real Estate
The local Windermere offices were voted as the Number One Best Places to Work in Las Vegas in 2011, 2012 and 2013 by VEGAS INC and the Number One Top Workplaces by Las Vegas Review Journal in February 2013. Windermere Prestige Properties was voted by the general public as the Number One Best of Real Estate in 2007, and in 2013, the public voted all Las Vegas Windermere offices number one. In 2010, the Windermere offices were recognized as having the highest average sales price in Las Vegas. Sen. Harry Reid recognized the Windermere offices for their amazing service to the community in 2010. A proclamation day on Oct. 15, 2008 was given by the Las Vegas City Council for Windermere’s Community Service Day.
Windermere Real Estate entered the Las Vegas real estate market in 2004, and now has three offices in Southern Nevada.
Windermere Real Estate is the leading residential real estate network in the West with more than 325 offices and 8,500 associates serving neighborhoods in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Washington and British Columbia. Windermere has been consistently ranked as the largest regional real estate brand in the western United States by REAL Trends, a primary source of industry data. Windermere has a proud heritage of serving communities by way of the Windermere Foundation, which provides funding to social service agencies that offer housing and services to low-income and homeless children and families. Windermere’s website, Windermere.com, receives more than 2 million unique visits per month and is regarded as one of the leading real estate sites in the country in terms of customer usability. In 2006, Windermere was selected as an Official Honoree of the 10th Annual Webby Awards based on excellence in website content, design, functionality and overall experience.