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Jewish Family Service Receives $150,000 Housing for Everyone Grant from TD Charitable Foundation

JFS was one of seven organizations in the region selected from more than 357 applicants to receive the funds as part of the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual grant program helping to provide affordable housing since 2005.

Paige Carlson-Heim, Head of TD Charitable Foundation and Office of Charitable & Corporate Giving, presents a $150,000 check to Jewish Family Service Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg as part of the Housing for Everyone grant. JFS was one of seven organizations in the region selected to receive the funds as part of the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual grant program helping to provide affordable housing. Representing the TD Charitable Foundation are VP/Retail Market Manager Jeff Dolan; Senior VP Ocean-Atlantic Region David Nilsen; and VP/Senior Regional Giving Manager Renee Rattigan. Accepting the check with Andrea are JFS Director of Atlantic Homeless Alliance Christine Zoda-Egizi; and JFS Chief Impact Officer Laura Rodgers. (Photo provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)

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Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) was recently awarded a $150,000 Housing for Everyone grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®.

JFS was one of seven organizations in the region selected from more than 357 applicants to receive the funds as part of the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual grant program helping to provide affordable housing since 2005.

“At JFS, we’ve witnessed first-hand the increase in need for housing and supportive services from residents. As this is the second generous grant provided to our agency by the TD Charitable Foundation, it reflects the immense need for help from individuals and families in the community,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer. “These funds will assure our Atlantic Homeless Alliance (AHA) staff can continue to work cohesively with those in need to secure them safe and affordable housing.”

Over the past two years, the housing affordability crisis has worsened from the COVID-19 pandemic impact and housing organizations have worked tirelessly to meet the increasing need for help from individuals and families.

Subsequently, this has strained affordable housing organizations as agencies strive to continue to deliver critical resources and services.

In three months’ time, from December 2021 to February 2022, JFS’ AHA staff was able to provide 48 individuals or families with permanent housing, 150 with temporary housing, and reunified four households.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has created so much uncertainty and presented many challenges for those in our community, and we know there is an immense need for the types of support and services provided by JFS. JFS is a trusted voice in our community, and we have witnessed the incredible work they’ve done to support those who need it the most feel more confident about their future. With the support from the TD Charitable Foundation, I am confident that the expansion of their services will empower them to help even more of our neighbors in need,” said Mike Carbone, Regional President for Metro Pennsylvania/Metro New Jersey at TD Bank.

The TD Charitable Foundation awarded $5.8 million through the 16th annual Housing for Everyone grant competition to a total of 33 organizations across TD Bank’s Maine-to-Florida footprint and Michigan to help support affordable housing organizations provide critical resident services.

Since 2005, the TD Charitable Foundation has given more than $42 million to non-profit and charitable organizations through the Housing for Everyone grant competition and helped support over 500 affordable housing projects and initiatives.

The Housing for Everyone grant competition supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality, and environmental wellbeing, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world.

For more information on JFS programs and services, including the Atlantic Homeless Alliance, contact 609.822.1108 or visit jfsatlantic.org.

To learn more about Housing for Everyone and for a full list of this year’s grant recipients, click here.


About Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) encourages strong families, thriving children, healthy adults, energized seniors, and vital communities. With dozens of program areas, JFS specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, adult and older adult services, and also hosts an on-site food pantry.

The agency impacts 13,000 lives throughout Atlantic and Cape May Counties each year.

JFS’ mission is to motivate and empower people to realize their potential and enhance their quality of life. In keeping with Jewish values and the spirit of tikkun olam (healing the world), JFS provides services with integrity, compassion, respect, and professionalism regardless of their religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or background.

For more information or to keep up-to-date with events and programs, visit JFS at jfsatlantic.org or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About Housing for Everyone

Since inception in 2005, the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual Housing for Everyone grant competition has awarded more than $42 million to over 500 affordable housing initiatives.

The Housing for Everyone grant competition supports TD’s longstanding commitment to community enrichment through TD’s corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality and environmental wellbeing, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets US $775 million in total contributions toward community giving by 2030 in four critical areas: Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health.

Through this platform, TD aspires to create a more inclusive tomorrow — helping people of all backgrounds feel more confident, not just about their finances, but about their ability to achieve their goals.

Click here for more information.

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $282 million through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida.

More information on the TD Charitable Foundation is available by clicking here.

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