The TD Charitable Foundation (TDCF) carries a legacy of supporting non-profit institutions and their important work throughout TD's geographic footprint. Since the TD Charitable Foundation's inception in 2002, it has contributed over $254 million in grant funding to non-profit organizations and its mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where they live and do business. TD's philanthropy is centered around its corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, environmental wellbeing and health and enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of the TD Ready Commitment, TD targets community giving in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Special consideration for funding is also given to programs which support low-to-moderate-income individuals by providing services which improve the quality of life.
At the present time, TDCF will accept applications on a bi-monthly basis, following our funding calendar.
Regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, together with the current economic realities, TD Charitable Foundation (TDCF) realizes that organizations may need to modify their regular activities and/or postpone programs or cancel events. At the same time, we understand organizations may decide to temporarily embark upon new work in order to better meet the immediate needs of their clients, communities and/or employees.
To this end, if your organization was recently funded for a program and more pressing needs have arisen resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and you wish to reallocate your grant funds please reach out to your Senior Regional Giving Manager.
As you can imagine, we are fielding a significant amount of requests and questions each day, so know your patience and understanding is appreciated.
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From Maine to Florida, TD Bank sponsors events, programs, projects, and activities that make a positive local impact. Through TD's corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, we're investing in opportunities for diverse groups to come together and get involved in their local area to create shared experiences for people from different walks of life, support arts and culture that reflect diverse voices, help people feel a sense of belonging to their local community, elevate the quality of the environment and drive economic well-being.
Questions about Community Sponsorships?
Contact us at CommunitySponsorships@td.com.
The 15th annual 2020 Housing for Everyone competition is now open! The application is now live and submissions will be accepted until the deadline at 4pm EST on November 6th.
Since 2005, TD has partnered with community organizations on nearly 500 affordable housing projects totaling more than $32 million in support across the US. As part of the TD Ready Commitment, the Housing for Everyone competition encourages the development of affordable housing units and increasing access to the supportive services necessary for self-sufficiency in the communities where we live, work, and play.
The theme for the 15th annual Housing for Everyone competition is direct relief and supportive services for renters affected by COVID-19; which will seek to fund programs that provide access to safe, clean, physically accessible affordable rental housing units and needed wraparound services for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, Veterans, the disabled, women and youth.
In the 2020 Out of Reach report, it has become clear that there are no states within the US where an individual can work 40 hours per week at the minimum wage and afford a modest 1-bedroom apartment. In our communities, renters must work an average of 95 hours per week at the minimum wage to afford a 1-bedroom apartment. This data from 2019 highlights the already challenging environment for low income families trying to maintain safe and affordable housing. The rise of COVID-19 and its economic instability have only intensified pre-existing financial issues. 54% of the US renter population are employed in the 5 industries hit hardest by COVID-19restaurants, retail, personal services, service workers and entertainment. Within TD's US footprint, specifically, low-income renters have been 15-80% more cost burdened by rent since March 2020.
While we focused on increasing the number of rental units in years' past, it is also important to provide additional support as families navigate a number of issues related to the economic instability of a global pandemic. Case management services are critical during this time to navigate changes in schooling for children, job stability, adult education, debt management and other related issues are critical to families' long-term success while residing in affordable rental units.
To accomplish an Unexpectedly Human level of support, we will support direct relief funds to provide financial support to renters affected by COVID-19 as well as the establishment or continuation of supportive services for individuals residing in affordable rental units.
Direct Relief Funds and Supportive Services for Tenants/Families:This may include emergency assistance programs operated by the nonprofit organization managing the property to be benefitted by the relief funds, or as an outside organization that facilitates payments directly to the property management company responsible for each unit receiving relief aid.
Emergency assistance programs seeking to prevent families from entering eviction litigation are especially encouraged to apply. Wraparound/case management services designed to help families stay in their homes are also qualifying programs.
Case management services could include (but are not limited to): working with families behind on rental payments to apply for other public benefits, connecting them with sustaining wage job opportunities, referring families to resources related to child care, healthcare, or other components critical to thriving in affordable housing.
Applications must meet the following guidelines:
- Applicant organization must be tax-exempt under IRS Code 501(c) (3) or must be a state/local government entity;
- Applicant organization must not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital status, family status, veteran status, disability or other characteristic protected by law.
- Applicant organization must be able to show the impact they have made to affordable housing efforts in their community;
- Applicant organization must show fiscal responsibility and ongoing viability;
- Applicant organization must be current on all outstanding debt obligations, utility payments and taxes, there can be no unsatisfied judgments/liens for which the applicant is liable;
- Applicant organization must be able to quantify the impact of their proposed affordable housing project;
- Applicant organization must not have any pending legal actions against it.
- Organizations AND program beneficiaries must be located within a TD Bank, N.A. metro market area
- Organizations requesting funds for supportive services should have a proven history of providing case management support to low-to-moderate-income communities.
- Organizations requesting funds for direct relief funds should demonstrate an ability to manage disbursing funds directly to landlords on behalf of tenants. Direct relief funds that disburse rental payments directly to tenants are ineligible for this year's competition. Additionally, all TD funds are restricted to use for rental payment assistance only.
Applications for the 2020 Housing for Everyone competition will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on November 6th.
Notification of awards will be made by mid-February 2021.
For any questions regarding the Housing for Everyone competition please contact us at US-CharitableGiving@TD.com. Please include "Housing for Everyone" in the subject line.
Non-profit organizations are often the backbone of a community, providing necessary services like job placement, meal delivery and training that wouldn't be available otherwise. Their employees–dedicated to their organization's mission–can spend long hours performing a variety of tasks, sometimes reaching outside of their own professional knowledge and experiences.
Through the Non-Profit Training Resource Fund, eligible community-based organizations can receive grants of up to $1,000 for employees to attend approved training and/or conferences and receive the education they need to help themselves, their organizations and programs be more successful.
Questions about TD Bank's community giving programs?
For any additional questions please contact us at US-CharitableGiving@TD.com.