Getting a community project off the ground? Check out these two grant opportunities:
Lowe’s Community Partners Grants
The Lowe’s Community Partners grant program helps build better communities by providing monetary assistance to nonprofit organizations and municipalities looking for support of high-need projects such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades as well as safety improvements. Grants range from $2,001 to $100,000, with most projects falling between $10,000 and $25,000. The Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteer program is another opportunity for support, which Lowe’s can provide to some grant recipients to help supplement the labor of projects. Applicants — speak to your local store manager to see if this is a possibility before applying.
The Community Partners 2016 cycle dates are:
Spring: March 21, 2016 – May 23, 2016
Fall: July 1, 2016 – August 26, 2016
Try This Minigrant
The Try This Minigrant program awards $3,000 minigrants to projects that help people build healthy habits. Consider applying if you have a project that includes recreational or health components. The process is a bit different than most, in that you have to send a team to the Try This Conference in June, where you’ll compete for funding. For more information click here.