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TD Bank gives $264K in Grants

Posted 6/19/12

CHERRY HILL, N.J. and PORTLAND, Maine – The TD Charitable Foundation, the giving arm of TD Bank, has donated $264,500 to nonprofit organizations in New England from February through April 2012.

As part of TD Bank’s commitment to giving back to the community, the foundation awarded 47 grants to nonprofit organizations that provide affordable housing, financial literacy and education, and environmental programs in New England during the quarter.

“The TD Charitable Foundation is proud to support dedicated organizations throughout New England who make their communities better,” said Elizabeth K. Warn, president of the foundation and senior vice president of community development. “Through their hard work and determination, the impact these organizations’ staff and volunteers make in their communities is immeasurable.”

Highlights of the grant awards include:

  • The Capital Good Fund’s Financial Coaching program provides high quality, one-on-one financial coaching to low-income Rhode Islanders with a focus on Providence County. The program is a year-long relationship between the fund and the client covering the basics of financial literacy while supporting the client during the search for employment, building assets and following through on life goals.

  • Knox Parks Foundation’s AmeriCorps Green Crew program serves Hartford’s low-income, out-of-school young adults and provides life-skills and workforce-development training, career counseling and green-jobs skills to give participants a means and a path to self-sufficiency.

  • Nashua Children’s Home’s Transitional Living program provides housing, as well as ongoing staff support and guidance to young people that have aged-out of the child-protective or juvenile justice system, and face the challenges of adult living, as 18-year-olds, absent any financial support from their respective families of origin.

  • Northern Essex Community College’s Charter School Students Go To College program prepares Lawrence Family Development Charter School fifth and sixth graders prepare to enter high school with demonstrated proficiency in science, excited and ready to succeed in academically challenging courses required for advanced study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the college level.

  • Valley CDC’s Parsons Village Project is the development of 38 newly constructed, green and affordable family rental units in Easthampton, a mill town in western Massachusetts.

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