Grants: Frequently Asked Questions
This online application form takes some time to complete. Is it worth the effort?
Yes. Most well-prepared applicants complete the online application in 30 minutes or less. The important information you provide will help us assess your request fairly and in a timely fashion.
How many times may I apply for a grant?
You may apply as many times as you would like throughout the year, but only one grant will be awarded to an organization per calendar year.
How will I know that my grant request has been received?
At the end of the application process, you will be given the option to create an account or log into an existing account. After you create an account, you will receive an e-mail confirmation for your new grant application. Due to the large number of requests received, we are unable to provide a telephone confirmation for individual requests.
Who will review my grant application and make the final funding decision?
All applications will be reviewed at the local level with final recommendations by the TD Charitable Foundation's grants committee and approved by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Does the TD Charitable Foundation have an anti-discrimination policy?
Building an inclusive organization is a key element of the TD Charitable Foundation's giving strategy. We are working to create and sustain a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to diversity includes how we contribute to our communities. Projects, programs and activities funded by the TD Charitable Foundation must be consistent with this commitment.
The TD Charitable Foundation prohibits discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, veteran status, disability or other characteristic protected by law. Please indicate below whether the projects, programs and activities for which you seek funding comply with the Foundation's anti-discrimination policy:
Organizations which do not affirm their projects compliance with the TD Charitable Foundation's anti-discrimination policy are not eligible for funding from the TD Charitable Foundation.
When are funding decisions made?
Funding decisions are made on a quarterly basis at the TD Charitable Foundation's grants committee meeting. Timing for these meetings is based on county/state. See the calendar for information about your county. All applicants will be informed via mail about their grant application status early in the month following the grants committee meeting in each county/state.
What is the deadline to submit a grant application?
Grant applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis at the TD Charitable Foundation's grants committee meeting. The application deadline is based on county/state. See the calendar for information about your county.
May I advocate my proposal in person?
Unfortunately, due to the high volume of requests, individual meetings with applicants are not possible.
When I try to open the application, I receive an error message stating, "My browser is not configured to accept cookies." Why?
If you receive this error message, please contact a member of your organization's technology staff. You may need to adjust your computer's settings in order to access the application.
Can I copy and paste information from a Word document into one of the grant application's text boxes?
Yes. You can copy information from an existing Word document and paste it into the appropriate text box in the application.
I do not have all of the required documents in an electronic format. How can I submit them?
Please contact the TD Charitable Foundation staff at CharitableGiving@TDBanknorth.com. You will be contacted with instructions on how to forward these documents to us. Grant requests will not be considered via this e-mail link. Thank you for your cooperation.
Should I print a copy of the grant application?
Yes. A link is provided at the top of the application. We recommend that you print and keep a copy of the application for your own records. However, we ask that you do not send it to us as this may lead to duplicate records.
If you have questions or would like more information, please e-mail your local community contact.