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

A Counselor of Real Estate must be front and center in overseeing approved grants and must be willing to assume an active role in monitoring the progress of the project.  See the CRE Foundation’s Funding Criteria for more information.

Application Deadline
Applications are accepted twice per year.  The deadlines for Spring and Fall consideration are April 1 and September 1, respectively.

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-Secretary/Treasurer
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