Hero image of Request Support page.

Request Support

Donation Requests

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 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.

Fall - Winter Requests:

July 2, 2018 at Midnight PST
Organizations will be notified of their application status in September 2018

Spring - Summer Requests:

January 1, 2019 at Midnight PST
Organizations will be notified of their application status in March 2019

Big Lots Foundation accepts requests for organizations affecting:


Providing nutritious food or meals

Providing emergency food assistance

Educating families or individuals about the importance of healthy eating


Preventing families or individuals from losing their housing

Providing affordable, stable housing

Providing emergency shelter for families and individuals


Improving healthcare through research and education

Providing preventative education and care

Providing affordable, critical medical care


Providing service-learning curriculum that aligns with education standards

Promoting servant leadership through academic and experiential learning

Improving classroom learning outcomes through innovation

Frequently Asked Questions