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TD Charitable Foundation 2013 Housing for Everyone Grant Competition Guidelines

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Eligibility Criteria

The TD Charitable Foundation makes available annually through its themed Housing for Everyone grant competition dedicated funds to support affordable housing. For 2013, the Housing for Everyone grant competition focuses on Neighborhood Revitalization and Stabilization.

Applications must highlight the ways in which funding will revitalize and stabilize neighborhoods that have been adversely impacted by recent events through the creation or re-creation of affordable, clean, and safe housing units.

The Foundation is interested in receiving applications from organizations that meet the following criteria:

  1. Applicant organization must be tax-exempt under IRS Code 501(c)(3) or must be a state/local government entity. Private foundations are not eligible to apply.
  2. Housing units or properties to be improved must be located in a TD Bank, N.A. metro market area.
  3. Applicant organization must not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, veteran status, disability or other characteristic protected by law.
  4. Applicant organization must have a history of developing, maintaining and/or providing affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families or individuals (income may not exceed 80% of the HUD area median income, or at or below 200% of the National Poverty Level, or the population served is homeless, or the population served is indigent).
  5. Applicant organization must be able to show the impact they have made to affordable housing efforts in their community.
  6. Applicant organization must show fiscal responsibility and ongoing viability.
  7. All housing units or properties to be improved or developed must be for and occupied by low- and moderate- income families or individuals (income may not exceed 80% of the HUD area median income, or at or below 200% of the National Poverty Level, or the population served is homeless, or the population served is indigent). Improvements to market rate units will not be considered.
  8. Applicant organization seeking funds for the creation of new units must break ground for those units sometime during the period from the receipt of the funds (November 2013) through December 2014.
  9. Applicant organization must be current on all outstanding debt obligations, utility payments and taxes. There can be no unsatisfied judgments/liens on the property for which the applicant is liable.
  10. Applicant organization must be able to quantify the impact of their proposed affordable housing project.
  11. Applicant organization must not have any pending legal actions against it.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 30, 2013. In fairness to all applicants, late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Eligible organizations must apply using the online TD Charitable Foundation Grant Competition Application. Paper applications will not be accepted.

The online grant application process begins with the submission of the organization's Tax Identification Number (TIN) followed by the completion of an eligibility quiz. If your organization and project are eligible to apply for a competition grant, you will be able to access the TD Charitable Foundation Grant Competition Application.

Technical assistance during the online application process is available via the "Contact Us" link found at the top of each application page.

The grant competition application consists of the following seven sections:

  1. Acceptance of Grant Conditions, should your organization be chosen for funding
  2. General Organization Information
    (e.g., name, address, phone number, website address, etc.)
  3. Contact Information
    (e.g., top executive information and request contact information if different)
  4. Additional Organization Information
    (e.g., year founded, mission, organization type, staff and volunteer information, etc.)
  5. Organization Financial Information
  6. Request Information
    (e.g., project title, project summary, project budget, etc.)
  7. Required documents
In order for your funding request to be considered, seven (7) required documents (listed below) must be attached to the online grant application. All documents must be in either PDF format or Word format. Excel files will not be accepted.
  1. A detailed project proposal (four pages maximum; 10 point font minimum)
    The following items, in this order, should be included in the detailed project proposal:
    • A physical description of the housing units or properties to be improved including but not limited to age, location, breakdown according to the number of bedrooms, square footage of the units and population served.
    • Applicants seeking funds to create new units should include a 24-month timeline from the time of the award to the creation of those units that must include a date to break ground some time between November 2013 and December 2014. The location and ownership of the new units should be included in the application.
    • Special consideration may be given to applications that specifically address abandoned properties.
    • All initiatives should include a sustainable energy efficiency component which will be considered in the scoring of the applications.
    • A description of your organization's capacity to manage the project and the resources required to accomplish the project's goals, including key roles and responsibilities.
    • A list of other funding sources your organization has secured that will support your project (include any reserves and in-kind donations)
    • A description of the metrics your organization will use to determine the success of your project (include any anticipated savings per unit)
    • Pictures of the properties: one of the front of the building and at least one related to the anticipated improvements
  2. A detailed project budget (sources and uses); Must include line items for categories such as reserves and in-kind donations
  3. A letter from an executive of your organization certifying that there are no pending legal actions, attachments or unsatisfied judgments/liens against your organization and/or any subject property; Must be on letterhead of your organization and manually signed by the person certifying
  4. A list of your organization's board members, board position, employer and job title
  5. Your organization's current operating budget; Must be for the most recently completed fiscal year available; Must include income and expenses
  6. Last available audited financial statement including notes/comments; not to pre-date January 1, 2011
  7. A copy of the 501(c)(3) federal tax exemption letter of determination and, if applicable, evidence of your organization's authority to operate under the 501(c)(3) of another organization; or, if applicable, a letter on official letterhead providing the nine-digit tax identification number of the applying government entity and signed by the senior officer

Review Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges representing TD Bank, N.A. metro markets areas. Applicants will be notified of the Foundation's decisions by mid November 2013.

Read our frequently asked questions.

Contact Us

Please direct any questions regarding this competition to US-CharitableGiving@TD.com. Include "Housing for Everyone" in the subject line.