Lowe’s has supported the Conservancy’s work since 2005, contributing more than $10 million to protect important freshwater and forest lands across North America, and to advance environmental youth programs that help build the next generation of conservationists.
In 2015, Lowe's made a cornerstone commitment to advance the Conservancy's youth programs, setting the stage for increased learning, leadership and service projects across the U.S. As the primary supporter of these programs, Lowe’s helps fund:
- school garden grants
- virtual field trips and online content for teachers and students
- internships for high school and college students from cities across the U.S.
In 2013 and 2014, Lowe's generously supported three of the Conservancy's priority projects in New Mexico and central Texas, joining with other local business and community groups to protect watersheds vital for providing freshwater to people throughout the region, including major metropolitan areas of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Austin and San Antonio. The company also committed to increasing conservation education and outreach efforts in the Midwest, raising awareness and harnessing the power of volunteerism. Through this support, Lowe’s helped restore and protect natural areas around the Chicagoland metro area and engage local communities and employees in nature conservation.
From 2009 to 2012, Lowe’s helped protect and sustain some of the most important forestlands in the United States and Canada. These investments allowed the Conservancy to protect the broadleaf forests of the Appalachian Range, the iconic Crown of the Continent in Montana, the Three Rivers Forest in Washington, the Darkwoods property in British Columbia, the coastal forestland of Virginia, Colorado’s Front Range forests, Canada’s Boreal Forest and the Adirondacks of eastern New York.
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.