The Realtor Ambassador Program offers an opportunity for real estate professionals to learn how systemic racism is embedded in the industry and how it impacts and exacerbates the generational wealth gap. Realtors ready be part of the solution can sign up to be ‘Realtor Ambassadors’ for OWN IT: Building Black Wealth.

Realtor Ambassadors agree to systematically contribute a portion or percentage of their commission checks (or make a monthly contribution) to the OWN IT Building Black Wealth down payment fund. Contributions makes a direct impact on increasing Black and Brown homeownership in the Greater Madison area.

Participating Brokers

Alvarado Real Estate Group
RE/MAX Preferred
Century 21
Realty Executives Capital City
Accord Realty

Realtor Ambassadors

OWN IT Realtor Ambssador

* Participating broker

Other Ambassadors

Become an Ambassador

As real estate agents become more aware of the wealth gap between Black and white families, and how real estate and lending has played and continues to play a part in systemic oppression, there is a desire to be part of the solution. Agents ready to become an ambassador can complete the Realtor Ambassador Commitment Form.

Participating Brokerages

Brokers are part of the solution too! Participating Brokerages agree to help their agents make contributions to the down payment fund. Learn how you can participate and support Black and Brown families in Madison seeking to build wealth through homeownership.

Education Materials

We’ve gathered a list of resources for real estate professionals to learn how systemic racism is embedded in the industry and how it impacts and exacerbates the generational wealth gap. We encourage everyone to educate themselves about these important issues and to learn how to become effective allies to Black and Brown homebuyers. See all of our educational resources.

Contribute Today

You can also make a one-time contribution directly to the down payment fund! Submit your donation online or make out a check out to ‘Forward Community Investments’ and include ‘OWN IT Program’ in the memo line. Mail checks to:

Forward Community Investments
2045 Atwood Avenue, Suite 101A
Madison, WI 53704