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Supporting our communities on the path to a brighter future.

When TD Bank opens a store, we aren't just interested in how many customers pass through our doors. We invest in the health and well-being of the surrounding community, looking for opportunities where we can have a positive impact on our neighbors and help them achieve their goals.

Introducing the TD Ready Challenge.

A key component of The Ready Commitment, the TD Ready Challenge is a North American initiative that awards $1 million (CAD) grants every year to ten organizations working to open doors toward a more inclusive future in the areas of Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.

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The TD Charitable Foundation's mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life for individuals and communities within the diverse communities where we live and do business.

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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.

Eligibility Criteria, Application Checklist, Timelines, and FAQs (PDF)

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We are excited to announce the 2019 Housing for Everyone grant competition! This year's competition will go live on September 6th and submissions will be received until October 25th.

The theme of this year's competition is Refurbishing to increase affordable rental housing; which will seek to fund programs that provide access to safe, clean, physically accessible affordable rental housing units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, Veterans, the disabled, women and youth.

In the State of the Nation's Housing 2019 by Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, issues related to affordability for renters emerged as more prevalent than affordability for homeowners. Specifically, across TD Bank's US footprint, renters are more hyper-burdened by housing costs than homeowners. On average, from Maine to Florida, renters are 25-45% more burdened by housing costs than their homeowning counterparts.

To pare down the focus of this year's competition, we also considered the health implications of refurbishing existing housing stock—stock most likely to be used for affordable housing units in urban areas. With that in mind, we also researched the intersection of poor housing stock and chronic health conditions. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation identified this co-dependency in its issue brief, Where We Live Matters for Our Health: the Links between Housing and Health. In terms of poor housing stock, children, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals are at greater risk of health complications from household hazards including respiratory issues, decreased cardiovascular function, and lead exposure.

TD recently established a U.S. Social Impact team that is focused on bringing together our business, philanthropy and human capital to find innovative ways to open doors to an inclusive and sustainable tomorrow for our Customers, Communities and Colleagues. Shelley Sylva was named the Head of US Social Impact for the bank and Paige Carlson-Heim will lead the TD Charitable Foundation and OCCG. The Philanthropic levers for creating a more inclusive and sustainable future are:

The Office of Charitable and Community Giving: The Office of Charitable and Community Giving exists to advance TD's investments in the local community, to elevate TD as the Unexpectedly Human bank in our social impact, and to support initiatives and innovations that we believe will lead us to a better future for our Customers, Communities and Colleagues.

TD Charitable Foundation: The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable arm of TD Bank that uses donations to help sustain the well-being of the communities we serve.

The Ready Commitment: TD's citizenship platform targeting $1 billion (CDN) by 2030 towards community giving in four areas that support the changes necessary for creating a more inclusive and sustainable future.

The Ready Challenge: TD's global grant competition that seeks to fund and support innovative solutions aligned with each of the four drivers of The Ready Commitment. [Year 1 Financial Security, Year 2 Better Health]

For any questions regarding the Housing for Everyone 2019 competition please contact us at Please include "Housing for Everyone" in the subject line.

Many of us take having a home of our own for granted-for some people, this can seem like a dream.

As part of The Ready Commitment, we're dedicated to helping people feel more confident about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals. The TD Charitable Foundation supports this mission through the annual Housing for Everyone Grant Competition, which provides funds to support affordable housing.

See the 2018 winners. (PDF) >

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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 Resource Training Fund, eligible community-based organizations can receive grants of up to $1,000 for employees to attend approved classes and receive the education they need to help themselves and their programs succeed.

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