Commercial Innovation Grants

REALTORS® Own It! 2018 President Elizabeth Mendenhall's rallying cry challenges us to find answers and create solutions that will drive change in the industry. The Commercial Innovation Grant program provides local and state REALTOR® associations with the chance to be a game-changer by awarding funding for innovative programming to improve the value and benefits for commercial members.

To apply, download and complete the Commercial Innovation Grant Application (.DOC, 37KB). If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Shara Varner at 312-329-8282 or via email at

Key Dates for the Winter 2018 Commercial Innovation Grant Applications:

  • Dec 15, 2017: Application period opens
  • February 28, 2018: All application materials due
  • April 6, 2018: Grant recipients contacted

Don't forget: all 2017 grant recipients must download and complete the executive summary (.DOC, 17KB) before they will be considered for a 2018 grant. Completed forms must be submitted to Shara Varner by December 31, 2017 to be considered for this round of grants.

Search the project list below to discover what projects have been previously funded.

Commercial Innovation Grant Projects





Community/Member Involvement and Networking