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. Our goal is to empower communities to become more resilient through building material reuse.  When our fellow nonprofits spend less of their funding resources on building materials, they candirect more dollars toward the delivery of programs and services which benefit the community.

Since 2011, LBC has provided free materials to more than 200 nonprofits, schools, community groups and houses of faith through its Nonprofit Material MATCH Program. Your financial contribution will enable us to expand this program, and help more organizations bring their projects to life. Thank you for your support!

Nonprofit Material MATCH Story Feature: Veteran's Home Gets Special Upgrade in Time for Christmas

We were honored to partner with Rebuilding Together Atlanta and longtime supporter, DPR Construction, to provide cabinets, tile, a sink, faucet, appliances and more for Capitol View Manor resident, and Army veteran, Charles Jackson. These materials were donated via LBC's Nonprofit Material MATCH program, and will allow Mr. Jackson's 86-year old mother to return home to celebrate Christmas with her son.

To learn more HERE or watch our feature on Fox 5 Atlanta HERE

 
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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 an application to receive materials 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%

  • Communication and material selection will be done remotely when possible.

  • Please provide as much detail as possible when submitting your material requests.

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.

Who can I speak to if I have any questions about my application?