Disaster Relief FAQ
What is the purpose of this fund?
The Virginia REALTORS® Disaster Relief Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The funds will be used to support the community in the event of a natural disaster within the Commonwealth.
The chief purpose of this fund is to provide charitable financial assistance to Virginians who face loss as a result of natural or man-made disasters. 100% of donations go to the purpose of the charity.
What will happen to the money from my donation?
100% of all donations will go toward the purpose of this charity. Money donated will go directly to those receiving funding to help cover home-related expenses resulting from a disaster. While we cannot guarantee which disaster your donation will go toward, all of the money will go to directly to disaster victims in need in Virginia.
Who is eligible for funding?
It will be determined on a case-by-case basis whether funding will be made available to only REALTORS® and their immediate family or to the greater community. Be sure to read the details before applying, as this decision is made once the Trustees of the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund have determined the scope of need and the availability of funding.
All funding is intended to benefit individuals facing real property damage as a result of manmade or natural disasters in Virginia. This property (whether they are an owner or a renter) must be located in one of the impacted localities, as named in the official declaration by either the President of the United States or the Governor of Virginia. Localities not included in the official declaration are not eligible to receive funding.
When can people apply for funding?
After a disaster declaration has been made by either the President of the United States or the Governor of Virginia, the Virginia REALTORS® Disaster relief may open applications for those impacted by that particular disaster. The application page will inform you whether or not applications will be accepted for each disaster. Once an application opens, individuals have a set period (usually 30 days) to submit an application. Keep in mind: Applications are evaluated in the order they are received, and the grants awarded are subject to available funding.
Who makes up the trustees?
Currently, it is made up of the Virginia REALTORS® leadership team.
Who can I contact with additional questions?
If the information you seek cannot be found on this web page, please submit your question on the Disaster Relief Contact page.