As individuals and families across the country faced increased hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TD Bank learned that demand dramatically increased for the critical resources and wraparound services housing organizations provide.
In response, TD’s charitable giving arm, the TD Charitable Foundation, focused its 2021 Housing for Everyone grant program on helping organizations that deliver services such as eviction prevention, workforce development, housing and financial counseling, childcare and housing search assistance.
Through Housing for Everyone, TD awarded a $250,000 grant to Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County and Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County to fund a financial literacy, mentoring, and housing counseling program to help struggling families recover from the toll of pandemic layoﬀs and inﬂation while building ﬁnancial stability through aﬀordable homeownership.
“We are familiar with the incredible impact these organizations make in the community and believe that the program will help people develop critical financial literacy skills that will help families find or keep a safe, affordable place to call home,” said Nick Miceli, TD Bank Regional President for Metro Florida and Board Chair of the TD Charitable Foundation.
History of support for affordable housing in our community
TD’s support of Habitat Orlando & Osceola began 10 years ago. They’ve also sent teams out to our construction site during special events such as Women Build.
TD chooses to support organizations that share its values and aligns with at least one of its four interconnected drivers of change – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities, and Better Health – through the TD Ready Commitment, its corporate citizenship platform.
“Community investments across these drivers, to organizations like Habitat Orlando & Osceola and Habitat Hillsborough, are critical to helping people feel confident about their future by opening the doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow,” Miceli said.
TD also evaluates how organizations will use TD’s support to expand its impact in the community.
“We believe Habitat Orlando & Osceola not only aligns with our values and the TD Ready Commitment, but also has a track record of creating positive impact in the local community,” Miceli said.
Leveraging business, philanthropy & human capital
TD supports organizations with innovative, scalable solutions and measurable metrics of success.
“We believe that Habitat Orlando & Osceola fit that bill and, with our support, has been able to create really positive impact in the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of the local community,” Miceli said.
At TD, supporting an organization often goes beyond monetary donations, Miceli said. The organization positively impacts the communities it serves by leveraging its business, philanthropy, and human capital as levers of focus and impact.
Habitat Orlando & Osceola’s programs and ability to provide affordable housing and mortgages are made possible by grants and donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
“I encourage others to find opportunities to give back to this organization and the community in any way they can,” Miceli said.