CHERRY HILL, NJ - The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, announced the winners of $2.5 million in grants to support affordable housing initiatives through its eighth annual "Housing for Everyone" grant competition.
The "Housing for Everyone" competition, the TD Charitable Foundation's signature program to bolster affordable housing efforts, invited non-profits from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives.
"We are proud to award 'Housing for Everyone' grants to these outstanding organizations as they continue their efforts to stabilize communities and revitalize neighborhoods, and provide housing services to their many diverse populations," said Elizabeth K. Warn, President of the TD Charitable Foundation. "Our goal is to build successful partnerships that benefit people in our communities, and the 'Housing for Everyone' grants will support the tremendous work of these non-profits as they strive to help the underserved."
This year's "Housing for Everyone" grants winners are:
Connecticut: Mutual Housing of Greater Hartford, Inc.
Florida: Neighborhood Housing and Development Corporation in Gainesville; Mid-Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. in Daytona Beach; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
Maine: Community Housing of Maine, Inc. in Portland
Massachusetts: Valley Community Development Corporation in Northampton; Twin Cities Community Development Corporation in Fitchburg; Lawrence Community Works, Inc. in Lawrence
New Hampshire: NeigborWorks Greater Manchester
New Jersey: Housing and Neighborhood Development Services, Inc. in Orange; Garden State Episcopal Community Development in Jersey City
New York: Women in Need, Inc, in New York; Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc. in Hauppauge; Community League of the Heights, Inc. in New York; Rural Ulster Preservation Company, Inc. in Kingston; Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation in the Bronx
Pennsylvania: New Kensington Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia; Asociacion Puertorriquenos En Marha, Inc. in Philadelphia; Impact Services Corp. in Philadelphia; Intercommunity Action, Inc. in Philadelphia
North Carolina: Mountain Housing Opportunities, Inc. in Asheville
Rhode Island: Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation in Pawtucket
South Carolina: Homes of Hope, Inc. in Greensville
Vermont: Champlain Housing Trust in Burlington
Washington, DC: TRF Development Partners, Inc. in Baltimore
Organizations were required to have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status and to develop or maintain affordable housing, or provide housing-related programs and services to very low-, low- and moderate-income individuals or families.
A staunch commitment to active involvement in the local community is a vital element of the TD Bank philosophy. TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank® and the TD Charitable Foundation provide support to affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental initiatives, many of which focus on improving the welfare of children and families.