KW Cares

Frequently Asked Questions

KW Cares is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports Keller Williams associates and their immediate family members facing extreme hardship as a result of a sudden emergency. Hardship is defined as a difficult circumstance that a person or family cannot handle without outside assistance. We are  the heart of the Keller Williams culture in action – finding and serving the higher purpose of business through philanthropic giving in the communities where our agents live and work.

Associates of Keller Williams Realty and their spouse/domestic partner, children, parents and siblings, and employees of Keller Williams Realty International and their spouse/domestic partner, children, parents and siblings are eligible to apply for life-altering and emergency grants, with the exception of natural disaster emergency grants which are available to KW associates only. Qualified family members may apply for a life-altering grant once all of their insurance and other programs (including FEMA) have been exhausted. A six month waiting period from an associate’s official KW start date is a requirement in order to be eligible for a grant. The waiting period is waived during natural disasters.

The board of directors is comprised of Keller Williams leaders from across North America. It determines policy and oversees and guides the mission of KW Cares. The staff of KW Cares is responsible for the daily oversight and management of the organization. 

In the KW ethos, Market Centers are strongly encouraged to raise $50,000 annually for charitable giving with a minimum of $5,000 earmarked as a tithe to  KW Cares. The remaining $45,000 could be used for charitable giving in the local community and/or to help individuals in need in the Market Centers. Please see the Market Center Cares Kit page for more information.

Donations can be made one of three ways, first by giving through Command/Greensheets, second by mailing a check, and third by simply clicking on any of the donate buttons on our website. For a detailed overview of how to give with every transaction, where to mail checks or to donate directly, visit our Donate page. Thank you for your support of KW Cares! 

Donations to KW Cares are tax deductible to the extent that the law allows. Monetary donations are generally 100% deductible. 

No. This federal tax ID number is applicable for this non-profit only.

No. Receipts for donations made to this non-profit can only be issued by KW Cares in Austin.

The logo is not available for public use because it belongs to the organization and cannot be shared for purposes of fundraising without the express written permission of KW Cares.