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Painting a Brighter Future Grant

In-Kind Grants to USA K-12 Schools to
Apply a New Coat of Paint to Classrooms

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True Value Foundation

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In-kind grants of 30 gallons of paint to USA K-12 public, private, and parochial schools seeking to upgrade the looks of classrooms and schools. Funding is intended to improve student attitudes and academic performance by creating a clean and energetic classroom environment.

Paint grants are for 30 gallons of EasyCare Ultra-premium interior and/or exterior paint. Review available colors in the Color Guide (attached below).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175929

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Term of Contract:

As part of the paint grant, schools must submit a required delivery verification form before August 31, 2018 and submit photos and testimonials of their painting project by November 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to receive a paint grant, True Value retailers select a deserving public, private, and parochial school (grades K-12) that has a need for paint and submits an application on their behalf.

Pre-Application Information:


- Jan. 2 - March 30, 2018: Applications open. Total of 250 grants available, first come first served to eligible schools. Applications must be filled out by True Value retailers vs. schools.
- April 2018: Applications verified, and paint grants will be awarded in based on available resources. Schools and True Value retailers will be notified via email.
- May - July 2018: Retailers deliver paint to schools.
- Aug. 31, 2018: Deadline for schools to submit required delivery verification form AND deadline for retailers to submit online reimbursement form. Once both forms are received, the retailer will be reimbursed a flat rate credit of $750 to cover the cost of paint and tinting.
- Nov. 30, 2018: Deadline for schools to submit photos/testimonials of their painting project.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming