As part of its goal to make homes — and hometowns — better for all, Lowe’s today announced it is accepting nominations for the second year of Lowe’s Hometowns, a five-year, $100 million impact program and the company’s largest-ever commitment of its kind. Now through Monday, February 20, people across the country are invited to nominate projects for the opportunity to receive a Lowe’s Hometowns grant and help revitalize their communities.
Lowe’s Hometowns will complete nearly 1,800 projects in 2023 through grant funding, engagement with local construction professionals and volunteer support from Lowe’s associates. This includes 100 signature projects chosen from consumer nominations and nearly 1,700 community impact projects selected through Lowe’s stores, supply chain locations and store support centers.
Based on the results of the inaugural Lowe’s Hometowns program in 2022, more than 1.4 million people across the country are anticipated to benefit from last year’s 100 signature projects within one year of their completion.
“Giving back to the communities where we live and work has been at the core of Lowe’s philosophy since our founding more than 100 years ago, and Lowe’s Hometowns is a key part of how we bring that commitment to life,” said Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s chairman and CEO. “I am incredibly proud to see the impact that Lowe’s associates continue to make in supporting Lowe’s Hometowns projects across the country.”
According to a study from Lowe’s impact partner Points of Light, 82 percent of social impact organizations reported an increase in demand for their programs and services in 2021. This year, Lowe’s Hometowns will provide crucial support for nonprofits that need it most and spaces that serve as the hubs and heartbeats of communities.
“From community spaces damaged by a natural disaster to food pantries facing low supply and high demand, we must come together to continue to serve communities in need,” said Diane Quest, interim president and CEO of Points of Light. “Lowe’s understands businesses play a key role in strengthening communities. The Lowe’s Hometowns signature projects completed in 2022 will have a deep impact, and Points of Light is proud to support Lowe’s Hometowns in 2023 and continue to increase that impact.”
Eligible project types include rebuilding or renovating the following:
• Neighborhood housing and shelters.
• Local facilities that serve community members, including food pantries, senior citizen centers and youth clubs.
• Outdoor community spaces, including gardens and playgrounds.
• Cultural preservation, such as theater and memorial renovations.
• Facilities dedicated to skilled trades education.
Visit https://lowes.com/hometowns for complete program terms and to nominate a community project. To learn more about Lowe’s commitment to communities, visit https://corporate.lowes.com/our-responsibilities/our-communities.