Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Grant – $2,000 to $5,000

Application deadline: The Fall 2012 grant cycle will open mid-July and close October 12th, 2012. The Spring grant cycle closes in mid February. This grant provides funding for facility enhancement (both indoor and outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean up type projects. Examples include the construction of library centers, gardens, physical fitness areas, parent centers and peer tutoring centers.

Service Areas:  Massachusetts

Current Funding Opportunity

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) has helped more than 1,000 schools across the country create reading gardens, build playgrounds and implement other improvement projects that help strengthen their schools and their communities. Preference is given for projects that have a lasting & permanent impact on the physical learning environment.

  • Available to public K-12 schools or non-profit 501(c)3 parent groups associated with a public K-12 school. Your school must be registered in the Lowe’s database in order for you to submit an application. Adding an unregistered school may require up to 24 hours to process.
  • Priority will be given to one-time projects that meet on basic needs, enhance parental involvement and build stronger community spirit. Parent-teacher groups are encouraged to apply. Projects must be completed in one year.
  • Requested grant amount must be between $2,000 and $5,000
  • There are 3-Steps to the application process. The online application form has a 25-minute time limit. Only one application may be submitted per school for any given grant period. Once 1,500 applications are received, the application process will be closed and the “Apply Now” button will no longer appear on the website.
  • There are two grant cycles per year. The Fall 2012 grant cycle will open mid-July and close October 12th, 2012. The spring grant cycle closes in mid February.

Recent Awards

  • North Elementary School (Chesire, Connecticut) Parents and teachers worked together to apply a Toolbox for Education grant to updating their “obsolete” library circulation desk and reading area.
  • MacMillan International Academy (Montgomery, Alabama) built an outdoor science classroom and reading garden for their school with the help of Lowe’s and their local community.


Contact Number: (800) 644-3561 x 208