Flite Center Awarded $175,000 Grant From TD Charitable Foundation

FLITE Center was recently awarded a $175,000 Housing for Everyone grant from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. FLITE Center is one of 37 nonprofit organizations selected from more than 450 applicants to receive a Housing for Everyone grant as part of the TD Charitable Foundation’s annual grant program that has helped support organizations providing affordable housing and affordable housing services since 2005. In recent years, the housing affordability crisis has continued to escalate. As individuals and families across the country struggle with inflation and an exponential rise in rental costs, affordable housing providers face increased hardship due to the growing demand for affordable rental units and emergency rental assistance. “FLITE Center is grateful to TD Bank for recognizing and funding the important work that we, along with many other charitable organizations, do,” said Christine Frederick, president and CEO of FLITE Center. “We applaud their spirit of giving which translates to a network of support for people in need.” The grant will help support FLITE Center’s programs which provide young adults with resources and support to help them transition to independent living. FLITE Center offers supportive services to youth aging out of foster care, chronically homeless youth, human trafficking survivors, and LGBTQ+ youth. “These organizations are making it their primary mission to help relieve some of the most vulnerable members of our community – those who are unsheltered or experiencing homelessness due to higher eviction rates as pandemicera programs have ended or financial insecurity grows through inflation or other factors,” said Paige Carlson-Heim, director of the TD Charitable Foundation. “Housing for Everyone grant recipients are working closely with TD to improve access by creating innovative solutions that are helping to create a more sustainable and inclusive future for everyone. It is a privilege to support our 2024 Housing for Everyone grant recipients and to continue to be a part of this imperative work.”

Through the 18th annual Housing for Everyone grant competition, the TD Charitable Foundation awarded $7 million across the Bank’s Maine-to-Florida footprint and Michigan to help support affordable housing organizations in preserving affordable rental housing stock; through delivering rental assistance, rehabilitating affordable rental housing properties, and building organizational capacity to address resident sustainability for the long-term. Since 2005, the TD Charitable Foundation has given more than $49 million dollars to non-profit and charitable organizations through the Housing for Everyone grant competition and helped support more than 550 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 TD Ready Commitment, which actively promotes inclusivity, economic vitality and environmental wellbeing, enabling people of all backgrounds to succeed in a rapidly changing world. FLITE Center (Fort Lauderdale Independence, Training & Education) Center was created in 2009 through a partnership of the Community Foundation of Broward, the United Way of Broward and the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale, with the intent of offering comprehensive access to services for youth aging out of foster care. The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing over 9.8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,100 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed over $323 million through donations to local nonprofits from Maine to Florida.