Lowes' Toolbox for Education Grants
Application Deadline - October 15, 2013 or earlier
Lowes provides grant awards of up to $5,000 to support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools in the United States. For the 2013-14 school year, the foundation will give priority to basic necessities, with a preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact, such as facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/cleanup projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and help build stronger community spirit are encouraged. (Please note: grant money cannot be used to pay for memorials, stipends, salaries, artists in residence, field trips, scholarships, or third-party funding.) Sample project ideas include school nature trails, physical fitness areas, school landscaping projects, reading gardens, vegetable gardens, parent involvement centers, peer tutoring centers, playgrounds, and rotating student art exhibits.
Any public K-12 school or nonprofit parent group associated with a public K-12 school is eligible to apply. Grant requests must be between $2,000 and $5,000 per school. The deadline for submitting applications for the fall 2013 grant cycle is October 15, 2013. However, if fifteen hundred or more applications are received before the deadline, then the application process will close. Visit the Toolbox for Education web site for complete program guidelines, application materials, a FAQ, and sample project ideas.