RPAC Fundraising Grants

The RPAC Fundraising Grant assists state and local associations in hosting fundraising events and activities designed to increase RPAC fundraising receipts and RPAC participation. Fundraising activities must produce tangible results and cannot be recognition events. NAR requires the fundraising goal for the activity to be three times higher than the amount requested. The fundraising goal must be attainable with a detailed description to support it. Please provide as much information as possible on the fundraising plan including dates, numbers, what specific items the grant money will be spent on, etc. Grant applications must be fully completed to be considered.

This program is limited to states with campaign finance laws that allow associations to use corporate general treasury funds to pay for RPAC fundraising activity. Your participation in the program is subject to state law.

RPAC requires submitting applications at least 30 days in advance of the event. All applications must be approved prior to the event taking place. For more information, please review the grant policy and procedures.

Grant Allotments

Association grant allotments are based on NAR’s association membership counts from October 31 of the prior year. These funds do not need to be spent on a single event, but can be used on numerous events throughout the year. The following is a breakdown of grant allotments:

  • Small (500 members or less) and medium (500-1,999 members) local associations may apply for grants of up to $5,000 to be used for fundraising purposes annually.
  • Large (2,000-6,999 members) local associations may apply for grants of up to $10,000 to be used for fundraising purposes annually.
  • Mega (7,000+ members) local associations may apply for grants of up to $15,000 to be used for fundraising purposes annually.
  • State associations may apply for grants of up to $15,000 to be used for fundraising purposes annually.

Reimbursement Overview

The grant evaluation form, receipts and proof of funds raised must be submitted to rpacpartnership@realtors.org within 30 days of the fundraising activity concluding. Associations are required to provide proof of all investments made at the event receiving grant funds. This proof can be provided via an Aristotle event page, webform or spreadsheet. Please note: all grants must be approved before you seek reimbursement.

Grant Policy

Questions? Contact Liz Best-Bradford at 202-383-7582.