TD Charitable Foundation awards $875K to N.J. nonprofits helping affordable housing providers deliver critical services

The TD Charitable Foundation on Tuesday said it selected 33 nonprofit organizations across TD Bank’s footprint to receive Housing for Everyone grants ranging from $150,000 to $250,000. In New Jersey alone, grants totaling $875,000 were distributed among five nonprofits in the state.

In all, $5.8 million was distributed through the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant program.

As individuals and families across the country faced increased hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, demand quickly grew for the critical resources and wraparound services housing organizations provide, such as eviction prevention, workforce development, housing and financial counseling, child care and housing search assistance.

“Housing organizations have been on the front lines of both the affordability crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been called upon time and time again over the past few years to do everything from helping people find affordable homes to serving as vaccine clinics. Each time, they’ve stepped up and expanded their mandates to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable members of our communities and work towards an equitable COVID-19 recovery,” said Paige Carlson-Heim, director of the TD Charitable Foundation.

Due to this increased demand on housing organizations, the TD Charitable Foundation focused the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant program on supporting these organizations deliver the resources and wraparound services individuals and families need to access a safe, affordable place to call home.

“The TD Charitable Foundation is proud to support this year’s Housing for Everyone grant recipients, who worked tirelessly so people could find or remain in safe, affordable homes during these tumultuous times. Without the help of these organizations, and countless others, navigating these difficult times would have been unimaginable for many. Our support will help ensure that affordable housing providers have the capabilities and assistance required to deliver these services for the long-term,” Carlson-Heim added.

Since its inception in 2005, the Housing for Everyone grant program has awarded more than $42 million to nonprofit organizations and helped support over 500 affordable housing initiatives in the communities TD serves.

The 2021 Housing for Everyone grant recipients in New Jersey include:

Grants awarded in other states included:

  • Connecticut — grants totaling $150,000;
  • Florida — grants totaling $1.025 million;
  • Maine — grants totaling $250,000;
  • Maryland — grants totaling $150,000;
  • Massachusetts — grants totaling $400,000;
  • Michigan — grants totaling $250,000;
  • New Hampshire — grants totaling $150,000;
  • New York — grants totaling $850,000;
  • Pennsylvania — grants totaling $325,000;
  • Rhode Island — grants totaling $325,000;
  • South Carolina — grants totaling $325,000;
  • Vermont — grants totaling $325,000;
  • Virginia — grants totaling $400,000.