Corporate Philanthropy – Lowe’s

Pavement Bricks

Pavement BricksLowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) is now accepting applications for the Fall Cycle of its Community Partners grant program. The second of two application cycles in 2017, the Fall Cycle opened on July 3 and closes on August 25. (The 2017 Spring Cycle was open from March 20 to May 12.)

Community improvement projects funded through the Community Partners grant program are one of two main philanthropic focus areas of the LCEF. (The second focus area is public education, with priority given to K-12 public schools.)

Grant eligibility for the Community Partners program is limited to 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organizations and public agencies in communities where Lowe’s operates stores and distribution centers. Through this grant program, Lowe’s provides monetary assistance to eligible organizations looking for support of high-need projects, such as: building renovations/upgrades, grounds improvements, technology upgrades, as well as safety improvements. Grant amounts range from $2,001 to $100,000, but generally fall between $5,000 and $25,000.

Potential applicants must first take the LCEF’s online eligibility test to confirm that the organization’s needs match with LCEF guidelines. The link to the eligibility test may be found at the bottom of this page. Grant applications are only accepted through the online system. The LCEF giving guidelines and FAQs may be found through links from this page. All applicants will be notified via email of their grant status within 90 days after the last day the grant cycle closes. Questions may be directed to Community Relations by phone: 704-758-2917 or by email:


About Eileen Morales

Throughout my career, I've helped museums and libraries in New York and New Jersey find funding sources for new projects. My favorite projects have utilized new technologies to increase public access to the photographs, diaries, and everyday objects that are not usually on display. My position as Grants Manager at the New Jersey State Library includes outreach to New Jersey libraries involved in the grant-seeking process. Email me at