Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. Significant partnership projects and capital requests are by invitation only.
To be eligible to apply for a gift, an organization must:
Be a 501(c)3 public nonprofit charity as sanctioned by the IRS;
Serve areas where we operate stores, distribution centers, or our corporate office (Columbus, Ohio);
To view a complete list of guidelines click here.
Please note that we have two grant request deadlines per year. Complete grant applications will only be considered by the deadlines provided.
Spring - Summer Request deadline:
January 26, 2017 at Midnight PST
Organizations will be notified of their application status in March 2017
Fall - Winter Request deadline:
July 1, 2017 at Midnight PST
Organizations will be notified of their application status in September 2017
Big Lots Foundation accepts requests for organizations affecting: