Corporate giving guidelines

Honoring communities where we live and work

At our core, Zillow Group is a mission-driven company working to improve people’s lives through the places they call home. We envision a world where everyone—regardless of economic circumstance—has access to the resources that can help them find a place to call home. This vision drives our business and our corporate giving goals.

In all of our corporate giving, Zillow Group seeks to honor the communities where we live and work. Zillow Group achieves this goal by complying with applicable laws, adhering to ethical standards, and treating those who seek and receive assistance in a fair and respectful manner.

We prioritize acting with integrity, respect, and consistency, even when it’s hard or no one is watching. Zillow Group expects any recipient of its funds or in-kind contributions to be committed to these same principles. Donations must have a legitimate philanthropic purpose and must not be, or appear to a reasonable observer to be, intended to induce or reward action or inaction by a third party in favor of Zillow.

Eligibility for recipient organizations: Any organization receiving funds or in-kind contributions must be a recognized Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization or its equivalent. Zillow Group will not provide financial or in-kind support to any organization that restricts or denies access to services on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital or familial status, pregnancy, HIV/AIDS status, military status, citizenship status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance. Organizations seeking financial or in-kind support from Zillow Group may be asked to verify their eligibility under these Corporate Giving Guidelines. Political contributions are not covered by these guidelines.

Faith-based organizations or programs qualify only if they are open to all individuals in the community regardless of religious belief, and serve a secular purpose, such as a food pantry or a homeless shelter, and do not have a principal purpose of promulgating a particular religious faith, creed, or doctrine. Donations that are intended to fulfill a person’s pledges, tithes, or other church-related financial commitments are not eligible for matching funds.

Zillow Group will not make financial contributions in support of, but not limited to:

  • Grants to individuals or GoFundMe pages
  • Local, regional or national sports or athletic teams, groups, clubs, activities or associations unless serving special needs or underserved populations
  • Professional associations, labor organizations, fraternal organizations or social clubs
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Medical procedures for individuals or animals