The Institute for Financial Literacy Receives Grant from The Home Depot Foundation

Donation Supports "Greening" of Institute's New Campus in South Portland, Maine
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Jan. 25, 2011 - PRLog -- South Portland, ME – Through its Building Healthy Communities grant program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $2,500 to the Institute for Financial Literacy, a national nonprofit whose mission is to make effective financial literacy education available for everyone. The donation will be used to fund the acquisition of tools, equipment and environmentally sensitive landscaping products as part of the “greening” of the Institute’s outdoor space at its South Portland, Maine location.  

“The Institute recently moved to a new campus, located in a watershed that is currently undergoing a large-scale restoration project, and required additional funding to complete its landscaping needs,” said Leslie E. Linfield, Executive Director of the Institute for Financial Literacy. “We are extremely thankful for the generosity of the Home Depot Foundation in contributing $2,500 toward this effort as it will not only help us improve the overall appearance of the facility but will also support our local watershed conservation plan at the same time.”  

The Home Depot Foundation’s Building Healthy Communities grant program supports the work that local nonprofit organizations, public schools and other community organizations are doing to improve the physical health of their neighborhoods.  

“We are delighted to support local volunteer projects aimed at creating healthier, more stable communities where families can thrive,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation. “The Institute for Financial Literacy deserves enormous credit for the work it is doing, and we are glad to be part of their efforts.”  

About the Institute for Financial Literacy
The Institute for Financial Literacy is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization whose mission is to make effective financial literacy education available for everyone. As a national authority on adult financial education, the Institute advances professionalism and effectiveness in the field of financial literacy by setting the National Standards for Adult Financial Literacy Education™, hosting the Annual Conference on Financial Education™, maintaining the Library of Personal Finance™, and administering the Center for Financial Certifications® and the Center for Consumer Financial Research™. For more information about the Institute, please visit

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About The Home Depot Foundation
Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities.  The Foundation’s goal is for all families to have the opportunity to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and greenspaces; and to receive the economic, social and environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter homedepotfdn.

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Catherine Woodling, Public Relations
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