Community Impact Grants
The Home Depot Foundation offers grants, up to $5,000, to IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and 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 primary goal is to provide grants and volunteer opportunities to support the renovation, refurbishment, retrofitting, accessibility modifications, and/or weatherization of existing homes, centers, schools and other similar facilities.
- Only IRS-registered 501c designated organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies (e.g. Police/Fire Departments) in the U.S. are eligible to apply. (Proof of this status will be required on the application in the form of an IRS Determination Letter, Form 990, or W9.)
- 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 up to $5,000.
- 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.
- Organizations must be in existence for at least one year.
- Organizations should be willing to submit stories and pictures of the project upon completion.
Proposals for the following community improvement activities will be considered:
- Repairs, refurbishments, and modifications specific to ADA compliance or safety regulations to low-income and/or transitional housing, or community facilities (schools, community centers, senior centers, etc.)
- Weatherizing or increasing energy efficiency of low-income and/or transitional housing, or community facilities
- Engage community members as volunteers to help other veterans in their community through service projects focusing on the renovation, repair and improvement of homes and other properties:
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
- Fundraising 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.
NOTE: The Community Impact Grants application is currently CLOSED and will open on February 1, 2017.