The CRE® Foundation


Purpose of the Foundation
The Counselors of Real Estate Foundation supports projects of social, community, and/or educational benefit which contain a meaningful connection to real estate and knowledge sharing, while enhancing the profiles of real estate counseling, The Counselors of Real Estate, and the CRE Credential worldwide.

Size of Grants
$2,500 – $20,000

Eligible Applicants
Applicants need not be a member of The Counselors of Real Estate to submit an application, although applications must be in keeping with the CRE Foundation’s Grant Application Guidelines.

Application Deadline
The deadline for submission is April 1, 2022.

Help make The Counselors of Real Estate Foundation a force in your community by:

  1. Identifying projects in your geographic location or beyond which you believe represent worthy recipients of funding.
  2. Contributing to the Foundation in the form of a check, pledge, or bequest from your estate. The Foundation’s 501(c)(3) status makes your gift tax deductible. Learn more about Planned Giving.
  3. Recommending foundations or corporations that may be approached to acquire matching funds.


James S. Lee, CRE-Chair
William P.J. McCarthy, CRE-Vice Chair
John J. Baczewski, CRE-Trustee
Deborah J. Cloutier, CRE-Trustee
William E. Cromwell, CRE-Trustee
Edward W. Dinan III, CRE-Trustee
Graham C. Grady, CRE-Trustee
Alan G. Hembel, CRE-Trustee
John J. Hentschel, CRE-Trustee
Gregory B. Ibbetson, CRE-Trustee
Roy J. Schneiderman, CRE-Trustee
Peter E. Sockler, CRE-Trustee
A. Lloyd Thomas, CRE-Trustee
Marilee A. Utter, CRE-Trustee
Elaine M. Worzala, CRE-Trustee
Bowen H. McCoy, CRE-Trustee Emeritus