The Big Lots Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of families and children in the communities the company serves throughout the United States, with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii, and South Dakota. The Foundation's areas of interest include hunger, housing, healthcare, and education, with emphasis on organizations serving women and children. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind. In addition, Big Lots associates volunteer thousands of hours in local communities. Requests are reviewed two times per year; the upcoming application deadline is July 1, 2021.
Visit the company's website to learn more about the funding guidelines and to submit an online request.