2012 Impact: Military Veterans

In April 2011, The Home Depot Foundation took on a new mission: to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. To achieve our mission, we are investing $80 million over the next five years to nonprofits who specifically address veterans’ housing needs. In addition, through Team Depot, our associate led volunteer force, our associates will be volunteering their time and expert skills to repair and remodel veterans’ homes and facilities.

In 2012, we donated $24 million in cash grants to 930 nonprofits dedicated to serving U.S. military veterans and their housing needs. This funding supported the repair and rehab of 4,400 housing units for veterans and their families. Learn more about some of our nonprofit partnerships.

More than 550 Team Depot projects were focused on veterans, from repairing individual veterans’ homes to remodeling VFW and American Legion halls to creating outdoor community spaces. Learn more about how Team Depot is helping veterans in local communities. $10 million in product donations went directly to veterans’ housing nonprofits.

Total Cash Grants


= $43 million to 2,000 nonprofit organizations

Total Product Donations


= $37 million to 1,100 nonprofit organizations impacting 60,000 homes

Team Depot Volunteer Projects


= 1,200 projects

In 2012, The Home Depot Foundation made an impact in thousands of communities nationwide through cash grants, product donations and thousands of hours of volunteerism by Home Depot associates. For every dollar or product donated and every hour volunteered, our goal is to support nonprofits that focus on repairing, remodeling and maintaining affordable housing for deserving families and individuals.

Community Impact Grants

Provided grants totaling $1.9 million to 470 organizations


A majority of the funding was provided to organizations that serve veterans



The Home Depot Foundation offers Community Impact Grants, up to $5,000, to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community.