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Relief Fund

Helping Those in Need

The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund® (“MRRF”) was established to support and expedite the receipt and donation of charitable aid from Michigan Realtors® and supporting organizations in response to the water crisis in the City of Flint in 2016. While the genesis of the MRRF was specific to providing relief in the City of Flint, the MRRF is intended to be ongoing as a 501(c)(3) organization established to provide housing-related assistance to victims of disasters and for other charitable purposes permitted under the Internal Revenue Code.



Realtor® Associations and Partners
Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors®
Arizona Association of Realtors®
East Central Association of Realtors®
Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors®
Greater Kalamazoo Association of Realtors®
Jackson Area Association of Realtors®
Jackson Area Multiple List Service
Lapeer and Upper Thumb Association of Realtors®
Linnell & Associates
Michigan Realtors®
National Association of Realtors®
Northeastern Michigan Board of Realtors®
Past Presidents Puerto Rico
Traverse Area Association of Realtors®
Realtors® Relief Foundation
Realtors® Who Care/West Michigan Lakeshore Association of Realtors®

Andrew Francoeur
Beth Foley
Brandon Garnaat
Carolena Reed
Devendra Mehta
Diana Bay
Eugene Szpeinski
Gary Reggish
Ibilola Audu
Janice Guillaume
John Meeseman
Judith Barker
Justine Dzon
Kathleen Coon
Kay Courtney
Leigh Brown
Mario Como
Michael Bass
Richard & Patricia Dinger
Richard Loose
Sandra Stump
Sheryl Sweeney
Terri Weems
Thomas Kotzian



Mid-Michigan Flooding Crisis

Michigan Realtors®, with assistance from the National Association of REALTORS®, provided housing relief assistance to qualified applicants of Arenac, Midland, Saginaw, Gladwin, and Iosco Counties, Michigan. These funds were in response to the unprecedented Mid-Michigan dam breaches on May 19, 2020.

With thousands of Michiganders forced out of their homes, this initiative offered important assistance with up to $1,000 in housing relief per applicant. More than 125 families benefited from this program.


Donate to the Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund

2020: Michigan Realtors® Ready to Assist Mid-Michigan Flood Victims

2018: Michigan Realtors® Poised to Assist Houghton County Flood Victims 

2017: West Michigan Family Center - $2,000

2016 Funds Recipient: The Community Foundation of Greater Flint - $20,000

By Mail — via check

Make checks payable to:

Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund
c/o Michelle Williston
720 N. Washington Avenue
Lansing, MI 48906


Use this portal to donate online:
Members: Once logged in, click on the contribute link which is located at the top of the page.
Non Members: You can create an account and then contribute. Should you need assistance, please contact:

Donate to the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Fund

Use this online form to make a contribution to the National Association of REALTORS® Relief Foundation.

Questions? Contact Michelle Brant at 800.454.7842 or


Note: The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund is formed as a Domestic Non-Profit Corporation in the State of Michigan for Charitable Purposes. The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund’s application for 501(c)3 tax exempt status is pending with the IRS. Upon approval of the application, donations made to the Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund will be deductible as a qualifying charitable donation. The Michigan Realtors® Relief Fund distributes 100% of all funds collected to disaster relief causes. All donations made to the fund for the period beginning January 28, 2016 through April 30, 2016, unless otherwise noted prior to receipt of donation, will be designated to support the City of Flint and the East Central Board of Realtors® during the Flint Water Crisis. In addition, the fund guarantees all donors that 100% of their donation will be used for an appropriate disaster relief effort.