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Non-Profit Training Resource Fund Grant Guidelines

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Eligibility Criteria

Purpose: Grants from the TD Charitable Foundation Non-profit Training Resource Fund will be awarded to eligible organizations for employees to attend approved classes and courses that will enhance their job performance, as outlined below:

Grant program: $200,000 in grants shall be awarded in 2014.

Individual grant amounts: Organizations shall be eligible to receive no more than $1,000 per calendar year. Grant amounts are to cover tuition only.

Eligible organizations:

  • Must be tax-exempt under IRS Code 501(c)(3) and not be classified as a private foundation
  • Must have a mission/focus that promotes one of the following:
    • Affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals
    • Increased economic (small business) development
    • Financial literacy for low- and moderate-income youth, individuals or families
    • After-school or extracurricular programming for low- and moderate-income children
  • Must be located within a TD Bank, N.A. market area
  • Must comply with the TD Charitable Foundation's anti-discrimination policy
Eligible use of funds:
  • Classes and courses must be pertinent to the job the employee performs
  • Classes and courses may be one-day classes or part of a certification program
  • Attendance at a conference is not eligible under the program
  • Classes and courses should not have been already completed at the time of the application
  • Classes and courses should be planned to be attended at least 30 days from the grant application submission

Application Checklist

Eligible organizations may apply for this grant program of the TD Charitable Foundation using the online Non-profit Training Resource Fund Grant Application.

The online grant application process begins with the submission of the organization's Tax Identification Number (TIN) followed by an eligibility quiz. If your organization, classes and/or courses are eligible for the Non-profit Training Resource Fund grant program, you will access the Grant Application.

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

The Non-profit Training Resource Fund grant application consists of the following six 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)
  4. Additional Organization Information
    (e.g., year founded, mission, organization type, staff and volunteer information, etc.)
  5. Request Information
    (e.g., class/course title and date, staff attendee information, tuition rate, grant amount, etc.)
  6. Required documents
In order for your funding request to be considered, the following required documents must be attached to the online Non-profit Training Resource Fund grant application:
  1. A letter from an executive of your organization approving enrollment of specific employees in this class/course
  2. A detailed class/course description (one page maximum)

    The following must be included in the detailed class/course description:

    • The class/course title and objectives
    • The dates and duration of the class/course
    • The class/course location
    • The number of individuals from your organization who will be attending the class/course
    • The tuition rates
    • The name of the organization providing the class/course
  3. A list of your organization's Board members including their board position, their employer and their job title
  4. Last available audited financial statement or a copy of filed tax form, if the organization does not have an audit performed
  5. 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, a letter on official letterhead providing the nine-digit tax identification number of the applying government entity or public school and signed by the senior officer
  6. (If applicable) A certificate of completion or other evidence of attendance to the most recent training previously funded or partially funded by the TD Charitable Foundation Non-profit Training Resource Fund grant program

Review Process

TD Charitable Foundation will review requests monthly, with approval and payout usually in the fourth week of the month. Therefore applicants will receive a notification about the status of their application in two to six weeks from their application submission. Following completion of the course, we require that a certificate of completion, or other evidence of the employee's attendance to the training, be provided to close the grant file.

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information, please e-mail your local community contact.