Founded in 1946, Lowe's Companies, Inc. is one of the largest home improvement retailers in America, offering supplies for home repair, maintenance, and remodeling. The North Carolina-based company operates a chain of more than 2,002 stores throughout the United States, with a presence in Canada and Mexico.
Lowe’s supports the communities in which it operates through a focus on education, community improvement projects, and disaster relief. Its signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, has provided funding for STEM programs, technology upgrades, facility renovations, and safety improvements, and awarded more than $54 million to 12,000 schools across the country. Lowe’s also supports safe and affordable housing initiatives through its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and its 2019 launch of Generation T, a movement to provide high school students with additional exposure to skilled trades, through hands on-experiences at events and workshops.
Lowe’s is also committed to building a culture of volunteerism, via the Lowe’s Heroes initiative. Through the program, Lowe’s employees provide volunteer service to community transformation projects. Recent Lowe’s Heroes projects include the construction of Camp Hope, an interim housing structure for veterans in Houston, Texas, as well as a community relief day for victims of the 2019 California wildfires.
Since 2008, Lowe’s has also partnered with HSF, funding scholarships for top Latino college students across the nation. The scholarships are available to high school seniors, undergraduate students (all years), graduate students, and community college students transferring to four-year universities.