For Immediate Release

ALTA Good Deeds Foundation Awards Grant to Legal Counsel for the Elderly

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) Good Deeds Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded by ALTA, the national trade association of the land title insurance industry, has announced it is awarding a $6,000 grant to Legal Counsel for the Elderly in Washington, D.C. The Foundation announced the grant during ALTA Advocacy Summit, ALTA’s annual advocacy event.

“Since the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation was founded in October 2020, we have awarded $982,000 in grants to 169 community nonprofits in 41 states and the District of Columbia,” said Foundation Board Chair Mary O’Donnell, president and CEO of Westcor Land Title Insurance Co. and past president of ALTA. “Because of the overwhelming support from ALTA members, the Foundation is able to grow its meaningful work with leaders like AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly.”

“This nonprofit organization champions the dignity and rights of Washington, D.C.’s elderly by providing free legal services to those in need,” said ALTA CEO Diane Tomb. “Additionally, the Legal Counsel for the Elderly helps administer Washington, D.C.’s Heirs Property Assistance Program, which aligns with ALTA’s efforts on this important topic, including how to better leverage estate planning tools and resources and how to expand access to programs and services for those with heirs' property. In addition to ALTA’s continued advocacy for legislation and wide-spread education on these issues, I am gratified the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation is helping to support this vital effort.”

“Legal Counsel for the Elderly is thrilled to receive this grant from the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation,” said Rhonda Cunningham Holmes, executive director at Legal Counsel for the Elderly. “Helping people remain in their homes – including homes that are titled to a parent, grandparent or other relative – is critical to our work on behalf of low-income older adults in D.C. Thanks to the Foundation, more of our older neighbors will age with dignity, secure in their family homes and able to pass this asset on to future generations.” 

The ALTA Good Deeds Foundation was launched in 2020 to bolster the charitable efforts of ALTA members. Land title insurance professionals can apply for grants on behalf of recognized 501(c)(3) organizations that they assist financially or through volunteer efforts; preference is given to housing-related charities. The inaugural round of grants was announced in March 2021. 


About the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation

Founded in 2020 by the American Land Title Association, the ALTA Good Deeds Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. 

About ALTA

The American Land Title Association, founded in 1907, is the national trade association representing the land title insurance industry.

Contact: Megan Hernandez
Office: 202-261-0315

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