It’s more than a slogan about how we do business. Expecting a lot from ourselves is how we make a positive impact to strengthen the communities where we live and work. It’s a challenge we share with more than 20,000 associates who help Ferguson fulfill its mission by lending a hand where it’s needed.
Supporting our communities, families, the military and education is not that different from what we do every day – providing what it takes to keep a wide range of good things going, making everyone’s lives better.
Ferguson partners with direct providers of services with a focus on:
- Workforce development
- Basic needs (housing, hunger, disaster relief through the American Red Cross within our geographic footprint)
- Military and veterans affairs
Corporately, Ferguson supports national programs that impact the communities in which we live and work and nonprofits on Virginia's peninsula. Ferguson branches span the U.S. and are also very active, supporting many local programs that bring positive change.
Grants are awarded only to eligible organizations located within Ferguson's geographic footprint and are certified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants may be awarded for specific projects or initiatives, including capital projects or for general operating support.
In general, Ferguson does not support the following:
- Organizations without an IRS tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) status
- Individual fundraising or fellowship assistance
- Organizations located where Ferguson does not have locations
- Political or religious-based organizations for sectarian purposes
- Sports, athletic events or athletic programs not related to current partnerships
- PTA groups, public or private school affiliated clubs, organizations, events or activities
- Memorial campaigns
- Fraternal or social organizations
- Private foundations
TO APPLY FOR A GRANT
If you would like to partner with Ferguson, please fill out the online application linked below. All requests must be made electronically. Phone calls and paper applications will not be accepted.
All nonprofit organizations must include the following with the electronic application:
- Certified 501(c)(3) letter from the IRS, designating the organization as a nonprofit, tax exempt, public supported charity
- Organization's statement of purpose
- Detailed description of program/initiative, how the grant will be utilized and any volunteer opportunities for Ferguson associates
- Measurable outcomes and program benchmarks
- Board of Directors
- Supporting materials (annual reports, brochures, flyers, photos, press kits, etc.)
Ferguson reviews and funds grants throughout the year; however, in general grant requests exceeding $50,000 and/or multi-year commitments are only reviewed three times per year.
Smaller grant requests (less than $50,000), should allow up to six weeks for review.
All grant requests must be submitted electronically.