For Immediate Release
ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Accepting Grant Applications
Washington, DC, November 30, 2020 — The ALTA Good Deeds Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by the American Land Title Association (ALTA), today announced it will start accepting applications for grants on Dec. 1, 2020. The deadline for the initial round of grant applications is Jan. 31, 2021.
Land title insurance industry professionals can apply for grants on behalf of recognized 501(c)(3) organizations that they support either financially or through volunteer efforts. The grant application process will be open twice annually with deadlines of Jan. 31 and July 31. The number and amount of grants awarded each year will vary.
“The Foundation Board is very excited to see the first round of applications,” said Foundation Board Chair Mary O’Donnell, president/CEO of Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. and Immediate Past President of ALTA. “After the ups and downs of 2020, we expect to have a multitude of opportunities to share the generosity of our Founding Donors.”
Eligible organizations must align with the Foundation’s mission: “Good deeds grow communities. The ALTA Good Deeds Foundation supports the charitable efforts of title professionals as they work to build and strengthen their local communities and exemplify the title industry’s values of We Lead, We Deliver, We Protect.” Additionally, organizations should be nonpolitical, nonpartisan, secular and focused on benefitting local communities. Preference will be given to housing-related charities.
“It’s exciting to be able to start the process of being about to distribute the funds raised so quickly, especially during this time of need,” said ALTA CEO Diane Tomb. “We are thankful that so many in the title insurance industry stepped up to provide for local communities across the United States.”
The Foundation Board will review all applications. The ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Board features Chair O’Donnell as well as Directors Cynthia Durham Blair NTP, founding member of law firm Blair Cato Pickren Casterline LLC; Steven Day NTP, president of national agency operations for FNF Family of Companies; Donald Kennedy, senior vice president of the national agency division for First American Title Insurance Co.; Richard Welshons, president of DCA Title; and Tomb.
ALTA established the Foundation in October to bolster the charitable efforts of title and settlement professionals and help with housing needs as well as those adversely impacted by national emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation raised more than $500,000 in its first two months of operation. To submit a grant application or to donate, visit www.altagooddeeds.org.
About ALTA Good Deeds Foundation
The American Land Title Association founded the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation in 2020 to bolster the charitable efforts of title and settlement professionals and help people with housing needs as well as those adversely impacted by national emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation has a pending application for 501(c)(3) status in the United States.