Monday, July 15, 2013

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education Now Accepting Applications for School Improvement Projects

Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program, funded by the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, provides grant awards of up to $5,000 to go towards school improvement projects at K-12 public schools nationwide. Over the past six years, the program has donated more than $35 million to over 8,000 schools.

For the 2013-2014 school year, the foundation will give priority to basic necessities. Preference will be given for projects that will have a permanent impact, such as facility improvement or landscape/cleanup projects. Recognizing the link between parent engagement and student success, the Foundation encourages projects that include a parent and/or community engagement component.

Examples of projects include: reading gardens, vegetable gardens, landscaping projects, nature trails, parent involvement centers, tutoring centers, playgrounds, fitness areas and student art exhibits. Examples of past grant winners can be found here.

Public K-12 schools or nonprofit parent groups associated with a public K-12 school are eligible to apply.

Grant requests must be between $2,000 and $5,000 for each school. Lowe’s anticipates donating $5 million to schools and parent groups at over 1,000 different schools throughout the school year.

The deadline for applications for the fall 2013 application cycle is October 15. For more information on how to apply, click here.

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