Champlain Housing Trust Receives Grant from TD Charitable Foundation
October 29, 2008 - Burlington, VT - On the opening day of the Champlain Housing Trust's annual Community Campaign, the organization and the TD Charitable Foundation announced a $15,000 grant award. Now in its third year, the "Housing for Everyone" grant competition made a total of $1.5 million in donations to 48 affordable housing groups from Maine to Florida, including three grants in Vermont.
"We are thrilled to make this contribution to the Champlain Housing Trust," said Phil Daniels, President, TD Banknorth in Vermont. "They are an invaluable asset to the communities of northwestern Vermont, and provide programs and services that are as needed now as ever."
The gift comes at the outset of the Housing Trust's Community Campaign, in which volunteers make 6,000 phone calls to households in the region to build membership, raise awareness, and seek donations in support of affordable housing production and stewardship in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties. The Campaign's goal is $50,000.
"TD Banknorth's leadership is greatly appreciated," added Brenda Torpy, CEO of the Champlain Housing Trust. "This gift is a real inspiration to our efforts to engage the community in our work."
To join in the Campaign, people may contact Julia Curry (660-3710 x23) to volunteer or may make a donation online at: https://www.champlainhousingtrust.org/donate.
The Champlain Housing Trust is a community land trust that supports strong, vital communities in northwest Vermont through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable homes and community assets. Over 2,100 families and individuals live in Housing Trust homes.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates under the trade names TD Banknorth and Commerce Bank and is one of the 20 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Banknorth and Commerce Bank operate, having made nearly $38 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The efforts of the Foundation are coordinated locally through TD Banknorth's and Commerce Bank's community relations departments and are focused on the areas of economic empowerment, youth development and community support. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation including an online grant application is available at www.TDBanknorth.com or at www.commerceonline.com.