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Commercial Innovation Grants

Be REVOLUTIONARY; the 2017 message from President Bill Brown, daring all of us to be the driving force of 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 and revolutionary programming to improve the value and benefits for commercial members.

To apply, download and complete the Commercial Innovation Grant Application (DOC, 36KB). 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 2017 Commercial Innovation Grant Applications:

  • December 5th, 2016: Application period opened 
  • February 28th, 2017: All application materials due 
  • March 31st. 2017: Grant recipients contacted 

Don't forget: all 2016 grant recipients must download and complete the executive summary (.DOC, 17KB) before they will be considered for a 2017 grant. Completed forms must be submitted to Shara Varner by December 31st, 2016.

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

Commercial Innovation Grant Projects





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