The Home Depot awards 30 HBCUs with Your School’s Campus Enhancement Grants

Invest an extra $1 million in its Retool Your School program

ATLANTE, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Powered by Purpose, The Home Depot® invest another $1 million in grants to support campus improvements at 30 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) as part of its 2022 Retool Your School program. In his 13and year, the program offers grants ranging from $20,000 for $75,000. Alabama State Universityone of the top performers this season, took home the Campaign of the Year award for her innovative campaign, as well as Group 1 runner-up, winning a total of $95,000.

A Hybrid Retool Your School Winners Ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 26 to celebrate participating schools and the 2022 voting season. The event was hosted by actor and HBCU alumni, Laz Alonso. Additionally, actor, entertainment journalist, model, and HBCU alumnus, Terrence J participated in a fireside chat.

“Since its launch in 2009, The Home Depot’s campus improvement grant program, Retool Your School, has provided support to nearly 70% of HBCUs nationwide through more than 180 grants,” said Derek Bas, Director of Diversity at The Home Depot. “The Home Depot grants have helped HBCUs earn more than $5 million of improvements, including the creation of outdoor eco-classes, the renovation of health facilities, the redesign of university residences, etc.

Participating HBCUs were separated into three groups based on student population. The top ten schools with the most votes per group will receive grants ranging from $20,000 to $75,000. In addition, the Campaign of the Year award of $45,000 was awarded to the school whose campaign proved to be the most original, innovative and particularly effective in galvanizing its community to generate votes for the program.

“Each year, The Home Depot Retool Your School program brings our community together to celebrate their Tougaloo College proud to support campus improvements that make a difference in the lives of our students,” said Dr. Carmen J. WaltersPresident of Tougaloo College2021 winner of the Campaign of the Year and Group 3 award. “The impact of the program is immeasurable.”

Congratulations to the 30 winners of the 2022 Retool Your School program.

Campaign of the year

Group 1

  1. Alabama A&M University
  2. Alabama State University
  3. Jackson State University
  4. Southern University and A&M College
  5. Albany State University
  6. Grambling State University
  7. Winston-Salem State University
  8. Fayetteville State University
  9. Prairie View A&M University
  10. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Group 2

  1. Coahoma Community College
  2. Alcorn State University
  3. Tuskegee University
  4. Benoit College
  5. South Carolina State University
  6. Mississippi Valley State University
  7. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  8. Elizabeth City State University
  9. West Virginia State University
  10. Hampton University

Group 3

  1. Tougaloo College
  2. Texas College
  3. Fisk University
  4. Johnson C. Smith University
  5. Lane College
  6. Southwestern Christian College
  7. Wilberforce University
  8. St. Augustine University
  9. Edward Waters University
  10. rust college

Since 2009, through Retool Your School, Home Depot has invested more than $5.25 million to update, upgrade and elevate HBCU campuses. The company is committed to continuing its commitment, celebrating the legacy and pride of HBCUs. To learn more, visit

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. At the end of fiscal 2021, the company operated a total of 2,317 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Colombia, Porto Ricothe US Virgin Islands, Guam10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company employs approximately 500,000 people. Home Depot shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and are included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Home Depot is #18 on the 2021 Fortune 500.

SOURCE Home Depot

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