Nonprofit Material MATCH Program

Here at LBC, we believe that communities are built and sustained by individuals and organizations that help one another. We work hard to find new homes for the deeply discounted building materials available at our Reuse Center & Store.  We also prioritize the donation of free building materials to nonprofits, schools, community groups and houses of faith throughout the year. Our goal is to empower communities to become more resilient through building material reclamation and reuse.  When our fellow nonprofits spend less of their precious funding resources on building materials, they can stretch those limited financial resources further and direct more dollars toward the delivery of programs and services which benefit the community.

Since 2011, LBC has provided free materials to 155 nonprofits, schools, community groups and houses of faith through its Nonprofit Material MATCH Program. Your financial contribution will enable us to expand this program in 2018 in order to help another 60 organizations bring their project visions to life. Thank you for your support!

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who is eligible to receive materials through the Nonprofit Material MATCH Program?

Grants are only applicable to federally registered, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), organizations who provide confirmation from the IRS. This can include nonprofits, schools, community groups and houses of faith.

When can I Submit an Application?

You can submit at any time of the month. Please only apply if your organization is prepared to collect materials within two months of submission.

How are applications evaluated?

Organizations will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

Previous Recipients (previous application strength, collection, progress reports)............................................10%
Description of Mission & Strength of Needs............................................................................................................20%
Description of Project & Availability of Requested Materials.................................................................................40%
Material Story/Progress Report.................................................................................................................................30%
                                                                                                                                                                Total Score 100%

When are Material Grants Awarded?

We award material grants during the first week of each month. Applications must be submitted before the 1st of each month to be considered for that month’s award.  Fast-track grants can be awarded in certain circumstances.

How Long does an Award Last?

Grants expire after two months from the award date. Please only apply if your organization is prepared to collect materials within two months of submission.

How do I Collect the Materials?

Material collection needs to be scheduled in advance. An LBC staff member will schedule your pick up date once you have been awarded material. Material collection is available only by appointment.

How Often can my Organization Re-Apply?

Eligible organizations can apply every 3 months.

What is the Progress Report?

As part of the grant we required organizations to share progress reports 6 months after the date of award. Progress reports can be: sharing material reuse stories such as: how materials were used, description of the success of the project, outcomes or effectiveness, pictures, testimonials from the population(s) your organization serves, video interview. Failure to comply with progress reports will affect future grant awards.

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