Note - Any public K-12 school or nonprofit parent group associated with a public K-12 school is eligible to apply.
|Posted on July 11, 2013|
|Deadline: October 15, 2013|
Lowe's Toolbox for Education Accepting Applications for K-12 Public School Improvement Projects
Funded by the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation, the Lowe's Toolbox for Education program provides grant awards of up to $5,000 to support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools in the United States. Now in its sixth year, the program has donated over $35 million to more than eight thousand schools.
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 reading gardens, vegetable gardens, physical fitness areas, school landscaping projects, school nature trails, 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. Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent EIN and official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Groups without 501(c)(3) status should apply through their school. Preschools are not eligible.
Grant requests must be between $2,000 and $5,000 per school. Lowe's will donate $5 million to schools and school parent/teacher groups at more than one thousand different schools during the school year.
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, an FAQ, and sample project ideas.
Link to Complete RFP
Primary Subject: Education
Geographic Funding Area: National