Grant Details

Lowe's Foundation - Gable

  • Employment, Economic Development, Job Related and Business Grants
  • Community Improvement, Capacity Building
  • Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other
  • Nationwide
Maximum Grant Amount
August 31, 2024

The Lowe's Foundation Gable Grants program is a 5-year, $50 million commitment to train 50,000 job-ready skilled tradespeople to build a stronger infrastructure that supports our communities for the long term.

From 2023 - 2028, community and technical colleges and community-based nonprofit organizations across the country can apply for grants to recruit, train and employ the future silled trades workforce with an emphasis on under-represented communities.

Funds must be used for program-related expenses for sustainable, scalable skilled trades workforce development including instructors, program materials, new or remodeled training space, equipment, capacity building, etc. This may also include stipends for students and indirect costs. Grantees are required to measure impact and provide periodic reporting throughout the 2-year grant funding period. 

Grant Amount
Awards are needs-based and will range from $100,000 to $1,000,000

Organizations applying for Lowe’s Foundation Gable Grants must meet the following criteria:
  • Currently offer sustainable, scalable skilled trades education programs for postsecondary aged adults with an emphasis on appliance repair, carpentry/construction, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and/or plumbing.

  • As part of their educational and/or support programs, serve one or more underrepresented communities as follows:
a. Women
b. People of color
c. Rural areas
d. Individuals who are justice-involved and/or participating in second chance programs

Additionally: Qualify as a community based nonprofit organization or community and technical college in the United States as follows:

  • Community-Based Nonprofit Organization: A nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement departments.

  • Community & Technical Colleges: A community or technical college that is a public institution of higher education as defined in Section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act, and at which the associate degree is primarily the highest degree awarded. Must also be accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association that has been recognized by the United States Department of Education over the course of the grant. Foundations that raise private funds on behalf of community and technical colleges are eligible to apply during this cycle. 

2024 Application Periods
Community and technical colleges: March 1 - March 31

Community-based nonprofit organizations: August 1 - August 31

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 5/21/2024

Application Link
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