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TD Charitable Foundation Awards $2.5 Million In Grants To Non-Profits Focused On Affordable Housing Initiatives

CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank ®, today announced the winners of $2.5 million in grants to support affordable housing initiatives through its seventh annual "Housing for Everyone" grant competition.

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The "Housing for Everyone" competition, the TD Charitable Foundation's signature program to bolster affordable housing efforts in communities served by TD Bank, invited non-profits from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support transitional housing and homeless shelter projects.

"This year's winners strive to end homelessness through innovative affordable housing projects that not only help those in transition, but also provides permanent homes for those in need," said Elizabeth K. Warn, President of the TD Charitable Foundation. "Our goal is to build successful partnerships that benefit people in our communities, and the Housing for Everyone grants will make a significant impact for those affected by homelessness."

This year's "Housing for Everyone" grants winners are:
  • Connecticut : Chrysalis Center, Inc. in Hartford
  • Florida : Ability Housing of Northeast Florida in Jacksonville; Broward Partnership for the Homeless in Fort Lauderdale; and Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa
  • Maine : Avesta Housing Development Corporation in Portland
  • Massachusetts : Caritas Communities in Braintree; Chelmsford Housing Opportunities for Intergenerational Community Endeavors; and Chelsea Neighborhood Developers
  • New Hampshire : Harbor Homes, Inc. in Nashua
  • New Jersey: Community Access Unlimited in Elizabeth; New Jersey Community Development Corporation in Paterson; and Saint Joseph's Carpenter Society in Camden
  • New York: CDC of Long Island Housing Development Fund Corporation; Christian Herald Association in Harlem; Developmental Disabilities Institute in Smithtown; Settlement Housing Fund of New York City; and Women in Need of Brooklyn
  • Pennsylvania: Impact Services Corp. in Philadelphia; People's Emergency Center Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia; Project H.O.M.E. in Philadelphia
  • North Carolina : Western Carolina Rescue Ministries in Asheville
  • Rhode Island : Olneyville Housing Corporation in Providence
  • South Carolina : Seacoast Christian Community Church Incorporated in North Charleston
  • Vermont : Lamoille Housing Partnership in Morrisville
  • Washington , DC : Transitional Housing Corporation

Organizations were required to have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status and to develop or maintain affordable housing, or provide housing-related programs and services to  very low-, low- and moderate-income individuals or families.

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