For nearly two decades, the Nareit Foundation has supported educational and charitable initiatives for the REIT and publicly traded real estate industry.

In 2018, the Nareit Foundation launched the Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative to support affordable housing and family focused programs. In three years, the Nareit Foundation initiative has given nearly $1.9M statewide.

In 2022, the Foundation is undertaking a significant expansion of its mission with the launch of the Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DDEI) Giving Campaign that raises funds from Nareit members in support of organizations, initiatives, and programs that will help create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive REIT and publicly traded real estate industry.

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Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Giving Campaign

The Nareit Foundation’s DDEI Giving Campaign demonstrates the collective commitment to advance DEI within the REIT and publicly traded real estate industry while complementing and compounding the impact of individual companies' efforts in similar areas.

Funds raised through this campaign supports programs that focus on educating and creating opportunities for diverse individuals and businesses in the REIT and publicly traded real estate industry including, but not limited to internships, high school career readiness programs, supplier diversity initiatives, CRE training, and more.

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Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative

The Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative of the Nareit Foundation, supported by REITs that invest in Hawaii, is dedicated to forward thinking programs that are creating affordable housing solutions and improving the quality of life for families statewide. Since 2018, the Nareit Hawaii Community Giving Initiative has contributed nearly $1.9M to nonprofit organizations that are making affordable homes a reality across the state.

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2023 DDEI Board Members

The Nareit Foundation is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization; donations are accepted from both U.S. and non-U.S. donors; contributions to the Nareit Foundation from U.S. donors may qualify for charitable deductibility under U.S. federal income tax laws.