The TD Charitable Foundation is sensitive to the fact that our current environment poses unprecedented challenges which may cause organizations and partners to modify their regular activities and/or postpone programs or cancel events. At the same time, we understand that they 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 or an event and you now decide there is a more pressing need resulting from the fallout over the COVID-19 crisis and you wish to reallocate the funds please contact your Senior Regional Giving Manager.
For the remainder of 2020, the TDCF plans to suspend its regular application calendar, and will accept applications on a rolling basis, with reviews taking place monthly until our 2020 allocation of funds is exhausted. If you are a long-standing TDCF partner, please contact your Senior Regional Giving Manager if you have any questions.
As you can imagine, we are reviewing a significant amount of requests each day, so please be patient with us. We will respond as soon as we possibly can.
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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 here and submissions will be accepted until the deadline at 4pm EST on October 30th.
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.
All initiatives may benefit from the inclusion of a sustainable energy efficiency component which will be considered in the scoring of the applications.
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;
- Housing units or properties to be improved must be located in a TD Bank, N.A. metro market area;
- 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 have a history of developing, maintaining and/or providing affordable housing for low- and moderate-income households
- 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;
- All housing units or properties to be improved or developed must be for and occupied by low- and moderate-income households;
- Applicant organizations seeking funds for the creation of rental units must, if ground breaking has not already occurred, break ground for those units sometime during the period from the receipt of the funds through December 2022;
- 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.
Applications for the 2020 Housing for Everyone competition will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on October 30, 2020
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.