MOORESVILLE, N.C., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.4 million in Lowe's Toolbox for Education® grants to 354 schools in 46 states during the program's fall 2013 grant cycle. The grants will fund school-improvement projects benefiting K-12 public education during the 2013-2014 school year. The company awarded nearly $4 million in grants to 940 schools in 2013.
"The Lowe's Toolbox for Education program has benefited more than five million schoolchildren since its inception," said Maureen Ausura, chairman of the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation. "With the support of Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers, Lowe's is committed to continuing to improve the educational environment for students across the country."
The fall 2013 Toolbox for Education grants will fund public school projects, including technology and safety improvements, library renovations, walking trails and outdoor learning environments. Since its inception in 2006, Lowe's Toolbox for Education has provided more than $38 million in grants to improve more than 8,000 schools. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Large schools and school districts are eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000.
To view the complete list of grant winners and for information about applying for a grant, visit ToolboxForEducation.com. The fall 2014 grant cycle will be open Aug. 1 to Oct. 15.
Since 1957, the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped communities nationwide through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism.
Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In addition to Lowe's Toolbox for Education®, Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. Since 2007, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to improve communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.