Amount: $2,000 – $100,000
Deadline: September 28, 2018
Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® Grants
Through our support for public education, we’re closing the funding gap facing many schools today. Each year, the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants program contributes more than $5 million to fund improvements at public schools in the United States.
Projects should fall into one of the following categories: technology upgrades, tools for STEM programs, facility renovations and safety improvements. Projects should address a critical need and align with Lowe’s company purpose; to help people love where they live. Toolbox grant requests can range from $2,000 to $100,000. Grants can only be applied for during the cycle dates. Please make sure that your school and grant request fall within the Giving Guidelines. The review process takes 90 days from the cycle close date and applicants will receive a status e-mail after review is completed. For more information, please read our FAQ’s.
Spring Cycle: December 18, 2017 – February 9, 2018 (CLOSED)
A: K- 12 public/charter education and community improvement. Community improvement is defined as building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.
A: Organizations must be an established 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for two years to apply for a grant, no exceptions.
A: Yes, if you are a school, you can apply to a Toolbox for Education grant. If you are a municipality, you can apply for a Small grant or Community Partners grant.
A: All grant applicants will be notified of their grant status within 90 days after the last day the grant cycle closes. For example if the grant cycle is from March 30 – May 29, the applicant will be notified of their grant status within 90 days after May 29, which is approximately August 29.
A: Yes. ALL grant applicants will be notified of their grant status within 90 days after the last day the grant cycle closes.
A: You will be notified via email of your grant application status from Community@lowes.com Please make sure to check your inbox and spam for that email address.
A: All product requests must go through your local store. The corporate office cannot provide/approve any product donations.
A: The Lowe’s Heroes program is a company-wide volunteer program that empowers Lowe’s employees to adopt a project that helps meet a critical need for a non-profit organization in the local community.
There is not a formal application process, as the project is chosen at the store’s discretion.
Applicants are encouraged to visit their local Lowe’s store to begin a relationship with Lowe’s
employees and ask for consideration for the organization to be a recipient of the Lowe’s Heroes
A: You can only apply once every 12 months for each grant cycle.
A: No, you are only eligible to receive funding from one grant program (Toolbox for Education, Community Partners or Small Grants).
A: Please remember that all grant applicants will be notified of their grant status within 90 days after the last day the grant cycle closes.
A: No. All grant requests must fall within Lowe’s Giving Guidelines.
A: Requests must come in the form of a proposal during our annual review process from July 1 –
September 15 annually. Proposals should be sent through Community@lowes.com
A: Please visit www.lowes.com/community for the cycle dates.
A: Visit www.lowes.com/community for guidelines.
A: We award grants in communities where Lowe’s operates its stores and distribution centers but there is not a required distance a Lowe’s store must be within proximity to your organization.
A: No. Please visit www.lowes.com/community Grants outside of that system will not be considered.
A: Yes. Once recipient receives approved status, a grantee kit is mailed. Grantee kits include a signed Awards Letter, Check, Letter of Agreement, Public Relations guidelines, and Grantee tips.
A: You will receive an email within 2 – 4 months after the grant is awarded that outlines the reporting requirements.
A: Lowe’s provides scholarships through our partnerships with UNCF and Thurgood Marshall College Fund.