Grant Opportunities: Lowe’s and Try This WV

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

You can only apply for a grant during the cycle dates. During this time the application will become available. Click here to apply. Here are the giving guidelines, and Lowe’s also offers an FAQ.

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