REALTORS® Award $7,750 to Local Charities

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Lower Eastern Shore, MD – The Coastal Association of REALTORS® (Coastal) is pleased to announce that it has awarded $7,750 in grants to local charities through the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation during its latest round of funding. Since 2018 Coastal REALTORS® Foundation has given close to $70,000 to local charities in Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset counties.

The following 13 organizations received grants in the Coastal REALTORS® Foundation’s latest round of funding, the most we have ever funded at one time:

  • Asbury Child Development Center
  • Atlantic General Hospital JAG
  • Brooke Mulford Foundation
  • Coastal Hospice
  • Crisfield Smith Island Cultural Alliance
  • Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County
  • Rackliffe House Trust
  • Smith Island United
  • The Cricket Center
  • Unstoppable Joy Co.
  • Wicomico Child Advocacy Center
  • Wicomico Grows Kindness
  • Worcester County Humane Society

The Coastal REALTORS® Foundation is a charitable fund held by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. The association raises money for the fund through an annual charity golf tournament as well as other efforts throughout the year. The fund is accessible to members of Coastal through an application process administered by the association and reviewed by a committee of members. Grant recipients must be 501(c)3 organizations and must be located in Somerset, Wicomico, or Worcester counties.

“We are starting our 5th year as a charitable foundation and we are very honored and excited to continue to give back to the Lower Shore,” said Coastal President Austin Whitehead. “The organizations we choose to support are championed by our members and we are proud to support the work they are doing. With over 1000 members in the Lower Shore, REALTORS® give back countless amounts of their time, money, and expertise to nonprofits. We are just honored to be able to participate in their hard work in this small way.”

Grants are awarded 3 times a year, and the next deadline is June 15th, 2023.

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® Foundation is currently raising money through a raffle for a brand-new electric bicycle. All proceeds go to the foundation and are then given to local charities. You can find a link to the raffle here.

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More about Coastal Association of REALTORS®

The Coastal Association of REALTORS® is fortunate enough to represent over 1,000 real estate professionals in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. These members are engaged, informed, and active in their communities. They support the American dream of homeownership, as well as the purchase and use of all types of real property. They are local. They are accurate. They are trusted. They are REALTORS® and affiliate members.

For more information on Coastal REALTORS®, visit The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark unique to real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.