THREE N.J. NONPROFITS AMONG RECIPIENTS AS TD BANK FOUNDATION AWARDS $2.5M IN GRANTS
By Mary Ann Bourbeau/NJBIZ
November 29, 2011
Three New Jersey charitable organizations were among 25 chosen by the TD Charitable Foundation in its sixth annual Housing for Everyone grant competition.
Each organization will receive $100,000 in grants from the foundation — the charitable giving arm of Cherry Hill-based TD Bank — to support affordable-housing initiatives, including new unit creation, energy efficiency and capacity building projects.
The competition invited nonprofits from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their affordable-housing initiatives. New Jersey winners were Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County, Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corp. and Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Inc.
“Access to affordable, energy-efficient, safe housing is a significant need for millions of families, and these grants will help expand the availability of such housing in several neighborhoods in need,” said Elizabeth K. Warn, president of the TD Charitable Foundation and senior vice president of community development for TD Bank, in a news announcement.
The TD Charitable Foundation serves the individuals, families and businesses in the communities where TD Bank operates. The foundation has made $82.9 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. In addition to affordable housing, the TD Charitable Foundation focuses on education, financial literacy and the environment.