Forto .Thank you for your interest in Lowe’s grant programs. Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation focus giving efforts on K-12 public/charter education and community improvement projects.
These community improvement projects are high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements. We have two grant programs, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education and Lowe’s Community Partners.
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. Grant requests can range from $2,000 to $100,000. A large majority of grants will be given in the $2,000 to $5,000 range. Most larger projects fall between $10,000 and $25,000. Critical need projects over $25,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The 2017 Toolbox for Education cycle is currently open. Grants can only be applied for during the cycle dates. Please make sure that your school and grant request falls within the Giving Guidelines For a request between $2,000-$5,000, please click here to apply. For requests between $5,001-$100,000, please click here to apply. The review process takes 90 days from the close date. Once reviewed, applicants will receive a status e-mail. For more information, please read our FAQ’s.
The Toolbox for Education 2017 cycle dates are:
- Spring Cycle: December 19, 2016 – February 10, 2017
- Fall Cycle: August 7, 2017 – September 29, 2017
Lowe’s Community Partners Grants
Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements.
Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000, with most projects falling between $10,000 and $25,000. Our Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteer program is another opportunity for support, which Lowe’s can provide to some grant recipients to help supplement the labor of projects. We encourage applicants to speak to their local store manager to see if this is a possibility before applying.
The 2016 Community Partners cycles have closed.
Grants can only be applied for during the cycle dates. It is during this time that a link for the application will be available. For more information, visit our Giving Guidelines or read our FAQ’s. The review process takes 90 days from the close date. Once reviewed, applicants will receive a status e-mail.
The Community Partners 2017 cycle dates are:
- Spring Cycle: March 20, 2017 – May 12, 2017
- Fall Cycle: July 3, 2017 – August 25, 2017
Lowe’s two largest customer support centers are in North Wilkesboro and Mooresville, North Carolina. To support those communities, Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation accepts grant applications from the following zip codes year-round. Applications are reviewed quarterly. If your organization falls within one of the zip codes and your grant request fits within the Giving Guidelines, please apply now. Please note that your proposal must be submitted a month prior to the Hometown Committee Meeting. Upcoming Meeting dates are: December 8 (Lake Norman) and December 9 (Wilkesboro).
Lake Norman Area Zip Codes:
Wilkesboro Area Zip Codes:
The small grants program is an outlet for organizations seeking smaller-scale assistance for non-educational focused projects. These grants range from $100 to $2,000. Small grant project requests must also fit within the Giving Guidelines. These requests are received on a rolling basis, with no specific cycle dates. Please note that grant funds are distributed as Lowe’s gift cards.