Home Depot Foundation Community Impact Grants

Deadline: Applications accepted February 1, 2013 – August 13, 2013

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

Our mission is to ensure that every veteran has a safe place to call home. As such- priority will be placed on volunteer projects that fit the following criteria.

  • Projects that serve veterans and their families, whether that’s repairing homes or improving facilities
  • Projects that involve veterans volunteering to help other veterans in the communities where they live

Application Considerations

We receive many worthwhile requests and cannot accommodate all of them. More competitive grant proposals will specifically identify projects for veterans and will include housing repairs, modifications, and weatherization work.

Once grant applications are reviewed, all applicants will receive a written response within six weeks of receipt of a request. Please do not contact your local store or The Home Depot Customer Care helpline to inquire about the status of your application. Should you have any questions about this grant program please e-mail the Foundation by clicking here. For all other Foundation inquiries, please click here.

Only proposals submitted through the online application process will be considered for funding. Donation requests submitted by mail, phone, or e-mail will not receive funding and will be directed to the online application process.

Grant Guidelines

  • Only registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, public schools, and tax-exempt public service agencies (e.g. Police/Fire Departments) in the U.S. are eligible to apply. In very limited circumstances, applications that are submitted by organizations that do not meet this guideline will be considered, but only to the extent that they are requesting funds to support a charitable purpose as defined by the IRS.
  • 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, materials, or services.
  • Organizations who have received funding through The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program must wait 12 months after notification of award before applying for additional grants through this program. Each approved applicant must complete a Final Report before additional funding requests will be considered.
  • Organizations must be in existence for at least one year.
  • Organizations should be willing to submit stories and pictures of the project upon completion.
  • Organizations must operate in accordance with The Home Depot’s and The Home Depot Foundation’s non-discrimination policy and does not discriminate on account of race, color, sex (gender), age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran or other uniformed service status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered:

  • Repairs, refurbishments, and modifications to low-income and/or transitional veteran’s housing, or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.)
  • Weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional veterans’ housing, or community facilities
  • Engage veterans as volunteers to help other veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair and improvement of homes and other properties serving veterans
  • Planting trees or community gardens and/or landscaping community facilities that serve veterans

The Home Depot Foundation’s Community Impact Grant Program DOES NOT make grants to support the following:

  • Nonprofit organizations that have been in existence for less than one year
  • Churches and religious organizations whose improvement project primarily serves their congregation and not the overall community
  • Scholarships or other direct support to individuals or families
  • Fraternal, political, labor, athletic or social organizations, civic clubs, candidates or projects
  • Sponsorship or prizes for events such as conferences, festivals, dinners, sports competitions, art exhibits, fundraisers (e.g. dinners, walks/runs/relays, golf tournaments and auctions)
  • Requests for The Home Depot’s Kids Workshop kits and/or aprons
  • Capital campaigns, endowments or endowed chairs
  • Film, music, television, video or media production projects or broadcast underwriting
  • Goodwill advertising or marketing
  • Any other support that does not meet the IRS’s definition of a charitable purpose.

How to Apply:

We will be accepting applications from February 1 – August 13, 2013.

» Click here to access a saved application.
» Click here to begin a new application.

Other ways The Home Depot invests in the community:

  • In-kind product donations are handled through our Framing Hope program in partnership with Good360. Please visit the program’s Web site to find out how your nonprofit organization could be matched to receive donations from a local Home Depot store.
  • Team Depot, our associate volunteer force, uses the time and talents of our associates to meet community needs through hands-on service. Team Depot Captains at our retail locations actively seek great nonprofit partners to work with throughout the year. Visit our page on The Home Depot Foundation’s Web site for further information.
  • Organizations requesting event and sports sponsorships should apply at www.homedepotproposals.com.
  • The National Gardening Association, in partnership with The Home Depot, awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. Please visit the National Gardening Association’s Web site for more information or to apply.