Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® GrantsThrough our support for public education, we’re closing the funding gap facing many schools today. Each year 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 fall application cycle will run August 1 – October 15, 2014.
Applicants will be notified within approximately 90 days of the deadline.
Lowe’s Community Partners GrantsLowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to non-profit 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 $5,000 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 31 — May 30, 2014.
The summer application cycle will run June 30 — Aug. 29, 2014.
Hometown GrantsLowe’s two largest customer support centers are in North Wilkesboro and Mooresville, N.C. 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:
North Wilkesboro area zip codes:
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.
To apply, e-mail a project description and budget outline to firstname.lastname@example.org with a “Small Grant Request” subject line. Due to the large volume of requests, we are unable to respond to all requests and will only notify you if you receive funding, approximately three weeks after submission.