The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® recently announced the 42 recipients of the 2010 “Housing for Everyone” grant competition. Award winners from Maine to Florida received a total of nearly $2 million in grants to support affordable housing initiatives. Daffodil House was awarded a $35,000 grant under this initiative.
Grant awards ranged from $10,000 to $100,000 and were given to non-profits looking to preserve and improve affordable housing units through upgrades to property conditions, increased energy efficiency, and cost savings realized through newer heating, cooling, insulation, window replacement, roof replacement and other renovations.
The grant award recognizes the significant cost saving measures planned for Daffodil House, including the following:
- New through-the-wall Energy Star heat pumps and refrigerators
- Compact fluorescent and LED lighting
- Dual-force toilets and other water-saving fixtures/faucets
- Increased exterior wall insulation and new window seals, as required
- Highly reflective and insulated roof to reduce heat gain/loss
- Solar photovoltaic panels to generate electricity for common areas
“The generous $35,000 donation from TD Bank represents a significant contribution to completing construction and securing permanent financing at Daffodil House,” said Steve Seuser, Executive Director. “We appreciate the recognition this grant provides for our efforts to increase the energy efficiency of an older, inefficient building. The building’s location in a neighborhood that serves most needs of our residents provides an additional opportunity to dramatically reduce residents’ energy use for transportation. Most residents can walk to stores, doctors’ appointments, and other services, and the bus and subway system are only a block from the building.”
A complete list of recipients of the 2010 “Housing for Everyone” grantees is available online.