Apply for a Grant

Apply for a Grant

Thank you for your interest in Lowe’s grant programs. Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation focus giving efforts on public K-12 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.

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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 spring cycle closed on February 13th. It takes 90 days to review the applications from the close date. The fall application cycle will run August 3 – October 16, 2015.

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 $2,000 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 spring application cycle will run March 30 – May 29, 2015. To apply, click here.

Please note that it takes 90 days from cycle close date to review the grant applications. Your status will be emailed to you at that time.

The fall application cycle will run June 29 – August 28, 2015.

Hometown Grants

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. Applicants may be nonprofit organizations that fit within the LCEF charitable giving guidelines. Applications are reviewed quarterly.

Lake Norman Area Zip Codes:

  • 28078
  • 28117
  • 28115
  • 28687
  • 28677
  • 28123
  • 28625
  • 28010
  • 28166
  • 28036
  • 28031

North Wilkesboro Area Zip Codes:

  • 28656
  • 28659
  • 28697
  • 28665
  • 28651
  • 28624
  • 28606
  • 28685
  • 28654
  • 28670

If your organization falls within one of the zip codes and your grant request fits within the giving guidelinesclick here to apply.

Small Grants (less than $2,000)

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 Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation 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.

To apply, click here. For questions contact


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