Lowe's—well known for being a hub of home improvement goods with many locations across the U.S could be a great match for your nonprofit organization. Learn more about what types of charitable community involvement Lowe's participates in below.
Unfortunately, Lowe’s recently has revised their giving program and no longer has an open donation or grant program. Lowe’s Community relations team will reach out directly to the organizations that they are focusing their philanthropy on. Lowe’s focuses most of their community support in their hometown, Charlotte, North Carolina and partners with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region, Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte, and Roof Above.
The Lowe's Foundation has been committed to community projects. Recently, in 2020, Lowe’s committed $9.25 million to the greater Charlotte area, and will fund Charlotte’s charitable organizations, safe and affordable housing, growing the skilled trade industry, improving access to technology, and helping small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For Lowe's full list of the 2020-2022 partners, and more information, see Lowe’s Foundation.
The Home Depot offers a grant program for nonprofit organizations with a focus on new construction or rehabilitation of permanent supportive housing for veterans, with amounts ranging from $100,000 to $500,000.
To qualify for this program, organizations must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and have previous experience of developing or owning veteran housing, with priority given to organizations based in large cities.
Read more about Home Depot’s grant program and their overall charitable contributions in our Guide to Home Depot's Donation Request.
If you are looking for product and gift card donations, the following companies are similar to Lowe’s and also donate. Select any of the links below to be directed to the company's donation program information.
Lowe’s focuses its philanthropy in five main areas, safe and affordable housing, skilled trades education, disaster relief, military and veteran support, and associates making a difference.
Lowe’s has partnered with organizations including Habitat for Humanity International and Rebuilding Together in order to provide safe and affordable housing for the community. In addition, Lowe’s has donated over $65 million to Habitat for Humanity International since 2003, and Lowe’s employees have volunteered at over 17,000 Habitat families nationwide.
Lowe’s partners with SkillsUSA, the USO, and AMVETS to address the shortage in the skilled trades industry by providing education, job creation, and community investments. Lowe’s leads the Generation T movement to connect people with skilled trades job opportunities.
Lowe’s focuses not only on immediate cleanup and recovery, but long term rebuilding efforts in impacted areas. Recently Lowe’s donated $3 million as well as disaster relief supplies to communities impacted by Hurricane Ida in September 2021.
In addition, year round, Lowe’s has a core team that focuses on how the company can best prepare for and respond to disasters.
Lowe’s works with organizations such as AMVETS and the USO to honor veterans and military members through funding and volunteer projects that include providing affordable housing and workforce training. Lowe’s also offers a Military Discount for active duty, retired, and military veterans and spouses with a 10% discount on eligible items.
Lowe’s allocates funding for every store located in the United States and Canada for a community project that Lowe’s associates complete together. Lowe’s also provides employees with “Give Back Time”, which allows them to take one day a year to volunteer with an organization of their choosing.
Read more about Lowe’s commitment to their communities here.