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Community Impact Grants Program from Home Depot (Dec deadline)
Home Depot

Grants up to $5,000 are now available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools or tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. who are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their communities. Grants are made in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase or tools or materials.

Only grants submitted through the online application process will be considered for funding. All unsolicited donation requests received via mail, phone or e-mail will be referred to this online grant program.

  • Only registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, tax-exempt public schools and tax-exempt public agencies in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
  • Grants are for community improvement projects that include activities such as construction or refurbishment of affordable or transitional housing, building, rebuilding, painting, refurbishing, increasing energy efficiency or sustainability, landscaping, planting of native trees, community facility improvements and the development and/or improvement of green spaces.
  • Grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S.
  • Projects must be completed within six months following notification that the grant has been awarded.
  • Grants are solely given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools and materials.
  • Grants are not awarded for recurring funding. We invite grantees to re-apply in subsequent years based on program results, although there are no guarantees of receiving grants in subsequent years.
  • Organizations who have received a Building Healthy Communities grant must wait 12 months before applying for additional grants through this program. Each approved applicant must complete a Final Report before additional funding requests will be considered.

The Home Depot Foundation does not make grants through this program to support any of the following:

  • Organizations that are not registered 501(c)(3) charities, public schools or tax-exempt public service agencies
  • Scholarships or other direct support to individuals or families
  • Fraternal, political, labor, athletic or social organizations, civic clubs, candidates or projects
  • Religious organizations whose improvement project primarily serves their congregation and not the overall community
  • Sponsorship of events such as conferences, festivals, dinners, sports competitions, art exhibits, or fundraisers (e.g. dinners, walks/runs/relays, golf tournaments and auctions)
  • Requests for our Kids Workshop kits and/or aprons
  • Capital campaigns, endowments or endowed chairs
  • Activities of organizations serving primarily their own membership
  • Institutional overhead and/or indirect costs
  • Film, music, television, video or media production projects or broadcast underwriting 
  • Goodwill advertising or marketing

Home Depot also has other ways for local outlets to support their communities. See website for details.

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Deadline: 12-01-2012

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