Community Impact Grants

The 2021 Community Impact Grant program is now open through December 31, 2021. There are new qualifications and process for submitting your application. Please review the program updates below.

The Foundation offers grant awards up to $5,000 to 501(c)(3) designated organizations (recognized and in good standing with the IRS for a minimum of one year) and tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. that are using the power of volunteers to improve the community. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials or services and are required to be completed within six months of approval date.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What organizations qualify for this grant program?
What types of projects does the grant program support?
In addition to project completion, what will my organization be responsible for if approved?
Which documents will I need to gather for my application?
When will I know if my application is approved?
How do organizations apply?
How do I access a saved application?
Whom should I contact if I have questions or concerns?

 

What organizations qualify for this program?

  • 501(c) designated organizations recognized by and in good standing with the IRS for a minimum of one year
  • Tax-exempt public service agencies in the U.S. using the power of volunteers to improve the community

 

What types of projects does the grant program support?

  1. Housing modifications/repair projects for vulnerable and underserved populations (projects serving veterans or in response to disasters will receive priority)
  2. Veteran service organization projects directly impacting the lives of veterans


    Additional project requirements:

          - Projects must empower local volunteers of all skill levels to make a lasting impact in their community.

          - The project must begin within six to twelve weeks of application submission and be completed within the following six months. Please time your submission accordingly.

          - Team Depot projects involving store associates are not eligible for Community Impact Grants.

 

In addition to project completion, what will my organization be responsible for if approved?

  • Providing ongoing support for the project if necessary
  • Maintaining ADA and safety regulation compliance to ensure the safety of volunteers
  • Completion of a post project survey found here

 

Which documents will I need to gather for my application?

  • IRS Determination Letter or Form 990 (first page) - proof that your organization has been recognized by the IRS for a minimum of one year
  • Detailed project budget – itemized list of materials (and associated cost) required to complete the project

 

When will I know if my application is approved?

  • This is a rolling application process. You will receive a decision via email four to six weeks after submission.

 

How do organizations apply?

  • Please read through these instructions as our grant platform has changed.
  • To access the new grant platform CLICK HERE
  • If you have previously applied for a grant, select “Forgot Password” on the homepage and enter the email address associated with previously submitted grant.
  • If you are a new applicant OR you do not receive an email after using “Forgot Password”, select the “Register” button.
  • Once you are logged in, you will see a section titled “New Applications” and a button “Start a New Application”

        -  Please ensure you select the application for the Community Impact Grant Program.

 

How do I access a saved application?

  • CLICK HERE to log into the grant portal and access a saved application.
  • Once on the home page, you will find your saved application under the “Existing Applications” header in the “Actions Required” folder.
  • You will find a status of your application by checking the “Submitted” folder or “Approved/Declined” folder.

 

Whom should I contact if I have questions or concerns?