The SunTrust Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Ability Housing, a Florida nonprofit that provides quality, affordable housing to families and persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness, as well as adults with a disability.
The grant will support Ability Housing’s efforts to help residents move from financial stress to financial confidence through affordable housing. Funds will support the Northeast Florida Villages Program, which consists of affordable multifamily rental apartment complexes providing 238 units of stable housing to low-income persons and families.
“Ability Housing’s work would not be possible without the support of donors like the SunTrust Foundation. We are so grateful for their generous support,” said Shannon Nazworth, President and CEO of Ability Housing. “These funds will support our efforts to increase the availability of affordable housing in Northeast Florida.”
“Helping people achieve financial confidence is a priority of the SunTrust Foundation,” said Brian Parks, SunTrust Bank Jacksonville market president, speaking on behalf of the SunTrust Foundation. “Supporting affordable housing will not only improve the quality of life for others who need it most, but also ensure a stronger, sustainable community.”
Chris Crockett, SVP, Commercial Banking Team Leader, SunTrust Bank
Shannon Nazworth, President and CEO, Ability Housing
Brian Parks, SunTrust Bank Jacksonville Market President
Thomas Beames, Jr., SVP, Managing Director – SunTrust Private Wealth Management
Lena Starling, Field Marketing Manager, SunTrust Bank
About Ability Housing
Ability Housing is a Florida nonprofit organization that develops housing, setting a standard of excellence in the field of affordable and supportive housing. We focus on meeting the needs of persons experiencing or at risk of homelessness and adults with a disability. Our housing is linked with wrap-around services so that all residents have a network of support. We are good neighbors that strengthen neighborhoods and improve the communities’ quality of life.
About the SunTrust Foundation
The SunTrust Foundation is committed to SunTrust Bank’s purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being by engaging with local and national organizations to advance financial confidence. Grants and activities focus primarily on financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and small business/entrepreneurship, in addition to local community grants. The SunTrust Foundation supports American Red Cross disaster relief efforts and contributes as a United Way Global Corporate Leader. Established in 2008, the SunTrust Foundation has proudly provided grants totaling more than $140 million throughout the United States.
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