Skip to main content

Diversity Equity Inclusion News

View All News >

Retool Your School Grants Improve and Beautify Historically Black Colleges and Universities

September 13, 2023

From landscaping and renovating dorms to repaving athletic courts, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country are using Retool Your School grant money to improve student life.  

This year, The Home Depot’s Retool Your School (RYS) program granted 36 HBCUs with more than $2 million to enhance their campuses. Camille Tucker shares how they’re making Howard University more sustainable, and Braylin Laster discusses the substantial impact the RYS grants are having at Lane College. 


The Home Depot is committed to strengthening communities and supporting HBCUs. Since 2009, the Retool Your School program has invested millions of dollars and helped fund more than 180 projects benefiting 70% of HBCUs. To learn more and get involved, visit Retool Your School