NVAR Cares about Community

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NVAR is proud to support charities with direct support, in-kind contributions, staff time and member participation. 

The period for applying for NVAR grants in 2023 is now OPEN.

NVAR Cares Donation Application Form

The Northern Virginia Association of Realtors is proud to support local nonprofits with grants to help their efforts. Non-profits looking to apply for a grant should serve our neighbors located in Northern Virginia. The committee looks to primarily support non-profit housing related organizations but will consider applications for those nonprofits supporting the well being of the community. Grants up to $3,000 will be considered. 

All grant recipients will be required to report back to the NVAR Cares Committee about how the funds were used. The brief explanation should be sent to cgroch@nvar.com and vmilbourne@nvar.com once the funds are used and should be received no later than 1 year after the grant was issued.

To avoid delays, please submit your application with full information, attachments and signature.  You may reproduce this form.

Organization Information

Is your organization an IRS 501(c)(3)?

Funding Request Information

Purpose of Requested Funds (Check one):

Attach any necessary files
(if applicable)
(Other than General Operating Support)

Required Attachments

IRS Form 990
501(c)(3) current IRS Determination Letter (of Fiscal Agent's) indicating Tax Exempt Status


Typing a name here represents an electronic signature.

Please Send to: cgroch@nvar.com and vmilbourne@nvar.com
Or mail to:
NVAR Cares Committee, NVAR,
8407 Pennell St., Fairfax, VA 22301

Good Neighbor Award

NVAR Good Neighbor Award

Many of our members modestly donate their time and funds to help improve the lives of others in need. The NVAR Good Neighbor Award recognizes these members who have made a great difference to others. Congratulations to our 2022 Good Neighbor Award Winner, Bob Nelson with Keller Williams.

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NVAR Spirit Award

The Spirit Award honors a brokerage that gives back to the community. Brokerages can self-nominate or be nominated; criteria is not based on funds raised, but by the effort of the brokerage to influence its members’ charitable outreach individually or as a group. Congratulations to our 2022 Broker Spirit Award Winner, Samson Properties!

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These programs have been selected by the NVAR Cares Committee. We invite you to join us in supporting these good causes!

2022 Beneficiaries

carpenters shelter
culpepper garden
dc candlelighters
family pass
fellowship square
good shepherd housing
nova mental health
rebuilding together
rebuilding together arlington
second story
the lamb center
western fairfax christian ministries

2021 Beneficiaries



The Chris Atwood Foundation




Good Shepherd Housing

HomeAid Northern Virginia


NOVA Mental Health Foundation

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Shelter House


2020 Beneficiaries

50 Alive

Alexandria Community Alliance

Capital Area Food Bank


Fellowship Square

Good Shepherd Housing

Graham Road Elementary School

Habitat for Humanity

Herndon Village Network

Heros Bridge

HomeAid Northern Virginia


Langley Residential Support Services

NOVA Mental Health Foundation

Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs

Out of the Darkness

Pathway Homes

Phillips Programs

Rebuilding Together

Senior Services of Alexandria

Shelter House

The Brain Foundation

The Chris Atwood Foundation

United Community

Wholehearted Foundation

Women Giving Back

2019 Beneficiaries


Shelter House

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Fairfax County
Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs

Good shepherd housing logo
Homestretch logo
pathway homes logo
hero's bridge logo

Ronald McDonald House Charities logo

lanier middle school
Lanier Middle School

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out of the darkness walks

first home alliance logo

zero prostate cancer logo