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Commercial Innovation Grants

The Commercial Innovation Grant Program assists REALTOR® associations by making funding available to help launch new commercial projects and services, or innovative enhancements to existing programs locally.

2016 Application

Apply using the 2016 Commercial Innovation Grant Application (DOC: 32KB). The application process opens January 11, 2016 and closes February 29, 2016.

Important Notes

  • Not all applicants receive grants.
  • NAR does not fulfill requests for funding towards general Operating Expenses.
  • If you have received a 2015 Innovation Grant you must have submitted your 2015 Executive Summary in order to be considered for a 2016 Innovation Grant.

Applications must be submitted by February 29, 2016, to be eligible for consideration. Grant recipients will be selected by March 31, 2016 and notified via email.

If you have questions regarding the application or executive summary process, please contact Shara Varner at svarner@realtors.org / 312.329.8282 or email NARCommercial@realtors.org.

2015 Commercial Innovation Grant Programs





Community/Member Involvement and Networking


2014 Commercial Innovation Grant Projects

View the 2014 Commercial Innovation Grant winners' project summaries.

Executive Summaries

Once a grant has been awarded and the program is complete, the association is required to submit an Executive Summary so the details of the program or project can be shared with other associations. Please use the Executive Summary Outline, available for download here.