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ARA Care Fund

July 18, 2022

The Atlanta REALTORS® Board of Directors approved the formation of a Care Fund in 2022, to assist members of the Association who run into a financial crisis within one year of applying, due to unexpected medical or childcare expenses, substantial damage to personal property, or sudden life changes due to mental illness or a death in the family.

To be eligible for assistance, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an active Real Estate License
  • Be a current member of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association in good standing at the time of application submission through the application final deadline and approval.
  • Have a minimum of 5 real estate transactions in the last 24 months, OR, be an active REALTOR® in Georgia over the past 12 months prior to applying.

Recipients will be encouraged to share their story if willing; however, it will not be a requirement for a member to qualify to receive the Care Fund.

How to apply:

  • Applications open on a quarterly basis: June 1st thru August 15th; September 1st thru November 15th; December 1st thru February 15th; and, March 1st thru May 15th.
  • Any applications received outside of each respective period will not be considered.
  • Applicants will be able to apply once per application cycle and receive up to a maximum disbursement of $2,500 per application cycle. Applicants may apply quarterly but are limited to receiving Care Funds no more than two times per calendar year (up to $5,000 per year).
  • Recipients are encouraged to become an active ARA committee member within 24 months of receiving disbursement.

Submit Online Application - submissions outside of each application cycle will not be considered.


Recipients will be announced at the end of the month of each deadline. Applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis, per quarter, provided that applicants meet the criteria defined on the application. Only (6) six Care Fund distributions will be granted per year. Personal names and companies will remain confidential except to ARA staff who receive the online submissions

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