Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity Receives $39,000 Grant From KeyBank Foundation

Oct 26, 2023 1:00 PM ET

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., October 26, 2023 /3BL/ –Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) received a $39,000 charitable grant from KeyBank Foundation, the charitable foundation of KeyBank N.A during the bank’s Volunteer Build Day held earlier today on Chestnut Street in Holyoke. The donation assists Habitat’s green building practices supporting environmental stewardship program, which strives to build homes utilizing a variety of environmentally friendly, green building practices to have a positive impact on the environment while providing homeowners with energy-efficient homes.

“We appreciate KeyBank’s donation to our environmental stewardship campaign, which will allow us to incorporate more green building and energy-efficient products into our home designs and helping us to provide our partner families with more environmentally-friendly homes and lower utility costs,” said Aimee Giroux, GSHFH executive director.

Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity (GSHFH) builds safe, decent, and affordable homes that allow families to build stronger foundations that create a more stable future for themselves and their families. Through construction utilizing community volunteers, the organization provides low-income families with the opportunity of affordable homeownership or needed repairs on a home they already own. Habitat for Humanity educates families about financial asset building, the value of good credit, and budgeting by requiring families to complete first-time home buyer and financial literacy education. They then work with the family, community volunteers, and workforce development partners to construct and/or repair the homes incorporating green building practices that provide energy cost savings for homeowners.

“At KeyBank, supporting affordable housing solutions is core to our community investment strategy and how we help our communities thrive,” said KeyBank Branch Manager Ramon (Tito) Albizu, who leads the bank’s Holyoke branch. “We are pleased to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission philanthropically, and as members of the Holyoke community, we are particularly proud to volunteer our time to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for a Holyoke family.”

KeyBank has seven bank branches serving greater Springfield. This foundation grant is part of Key’s philanthropic support to creating safe, healthy, affordable and inclusive communities throughout its service area.

About Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity: 
GSHFH is dedicated to strengthening communities by empowering low-income families to change their lives and the lives of future generations through homeownership and home preservation opportunities. Since 1987, Greater Springfield Habitat has built or repaired 120 homes in Hampden County.

About KeyBank Foundation: 
KeyBank Foundation serves to fulfill KeyBank’s purpose to help clients and communities thrive, and its mission is to support organizations and programs that prepare people for thriving futures. The Foundation’s mission is advanced through three funding priorities – neighbors, education, and workforce – and through community service. To provide meaningful philanthropy that transforms lives, KeyBank Foundation listens carefully to understand the unique characteristics and needs of its communities and then backs solutions with targeted philanthropic investments. KeyBank Foundation is a nonprofit charitable foundation, funded by KeyCorp.

About KeyCorp:
KeyCorp's roots trace back nearly 200 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $188 billion at September 30, 2023. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of approximately 1,000 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC. 

Media contacts: 
Habitat for Humanity: Brandy O’Brien, Marketing and Communications Manager | (413) 739-5503 | NAME/TITLE | TEL NO. | EMAIL 
KeyBank: Karen Crane, Communications Manager | 203-789-2752 |