NAIFA Education & Research Trust

The NAIFA Education and Research Trust is a separate, nonprofit corporation established by NAIFA and chartered in 1977. The mission of the trust is to carry on educational, research and charitable activities related to the advancement of the real property appraisal profession. The trust is exempt from income tax as a 501(c)3 organization; thus, contributions are deductible as charitable contributions.

The trust is managed by a board of directors who sit as trustees, but have no other legal connection with the trust, which manages its affairs independently of ASA post NAIFA merger.

The trust is supported by contributions and revenue from auctions at ASA’s international conference.

The NAIFA Education and Research Trust was established in 1977 to:

  • Promote research, or conduct research, in the real estate appraisal profession.
  • Promote the establishment of better educational standards for the real estate appraisal profession.
  • Grant scholarships to worthy students in connection with the preparation for the real estate appraisal profession.
  • Create grants, from time to time, to institutions of higher learning to assist them, in the reasonable needs of the institution, to further real estate appraisal education programs.
  • Encourage and foster training of students studying for a career in real estate appraisal in qualified educational institutions.
  • Encourage and foster the writing of literature, articles and books, and the publication of some, on the subject of real estate appraisal and related subjects.
  • Prepare and publish material found pertinent to the real estate appraisal profession.
  • Establish and maintain a library of books and writings, on the subject of real estate appraisal and related topics. And for such other uses and purposes consistent with the general purposes of an education and research trust.

Apply for a Grant

All applications and requested documentation must be sent electronically.

  1. Download grant application;
  2. Print, sign and e-mail completed applications to

Make a Donation


To make an online donation of cash, click on: NAIFA Education & Research Trust


To make a donation by check, make payable to NAIFA Education & Research Trust and mail to: 11107 Sunset Hills Rd., Ste. 310, Reston, VA 20190

Leave a Gift 

Create a Legacy for Appraisal Education

Leaving a gift to the NAIFA Education & Research Trust in your will or by beneficiary designation is a great way in invest in the future of appraisal education and make a lasting difference for the valuers of tomorrow.

Learn more on how you benefit, choosing the right gift for you and how to get started.