Painting a Brighter Future Grant

Put a fresh face on your community's school

For a school in need, even something as simple as a new coat of paint can energize a dreary classroom, inspire teachers and motivate students. Research confirms that new paint and the cleanliness of school walls can have an impact on student attitudes and academic performance.

That's why, in partnership with True Value retailers, True Value Foundation provides 30-gallon paint grants through the Painting a Brighter Future program. Over 800 schools across the country have been awarded paint since the program’s inception in 2009, covering over 12 million square feet of learning space.


Paint grants for 2018

Applications for school paint grants will open in January 2018. In order to receive a paint grant, True Value retailers select a deserving public, private and parochial school, grades K-12 that has a need for paint and submits an application on their behalf. Schools will no longer be submitting an application.

Paint grants are for 30 gallons of EasyCare Ultra-premium interior and/or exterior paint. Review available colors in our Color Guide

If your school is selected to receive a paint grant, you will be notified via email in April 2018. As part of the paint grant, schools must submit a required delivery verification form before August 31st and submit photos and testimonials of their painting project by November 30th. Links to both of these forms are listed at the bottom of this page.


Jan. 2 - March 30, 2018 Applications open. Total of 250 grants available, first come first served to eligible schools. Applications must be filled out by True Value retailers vs. schools.
April 2018 Applications verified, and paint grants will be awarded in based on available resources. Schools and True Value retailers will be notified via email.
May - July 2018 Retailers deliver paint to schools.
Aug. 31, 2018 Deadline for schools to submit required delivery verification form AND deadline for retailers to submit online reimbursement form on Membersonline. Once both forms are received, the retailer will be reimbursed a flat rate credit of $750 to cover the cost of paint and tinting.
Nov. 30, 2018 Deadline for schools to submit photos/testimonials of their painting project at




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