Funder Invites Applications for 2017 Housing, Family Grants

The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, is accepting applications to its 2017 Housing for Everyone grant competition.

Deadline: Sept. 1; the foundation distributed $16.7 million in grants last year.

This year, the program will support projects/programs that fall within the theme of Affordable Housing for All; which seeks the creation of safe, clean, physically accessible housing for all populations, including mentally or physically disabled individuals, families with children headed by a single individual (may be parent; grandparent; guardian), emancipated youth, or veterans. Access to clean, safe affordable housing throughout the TD Bank footprint is a challenge to thousands of low- and moderate-income individuals and families who cannot afford a place to live. There is not a single county in the country where a minimum wage worker can afford a two bedroom apartment at the local fair market rent without working more than 40 hours per week.

Through the program, 25 organizations operating within TD Bank’s corporate footprint from Maine to Florida will each be awarded a $100,000 grant. The foundation made $17 million in grants last year. Geographic focus: : Connecticut; Delaware; District Of Columbia; Florida; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; Vermont; and Virginia. To be eligible, organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) and promote affordable housing for low- to moderate-income individuals.

Info:; or for questions about program guidelines and application instructions; P.O. Box 9540, 1 Portland Sq., Portland, ME 04112-9540; Telephone: (207) 756-6947, Michael L. Rayder Jr., manager.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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