COMMON GROUND

Fisk University. Meharry Medical College. Tennessee State University. Three distinct HBCUs. Three distinct legacies. Three distinct vibes. But these schools all have common ground, a common purpose, and (with their $50,000 Retool Your School grants) a common goal: upgrade their campuses and uplift their shared Nashville community.

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WHO WON RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL 2020?

After casting millions of votes for your favorite HBCUs, check out which 10 schools won $50,000 campus improvement grants. If your HBCU is a winner, celebrate with a customized social media shout out – and remember to tag @HomeDepotRetool.

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HOW TO RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL

It takes an all-in attitude to revamp an HBCU’s campus. With that spirit – and this step-by-step video – you can get even closer to helping your Historically Black College or University win $50,000.

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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Check out this 2017 Retool Your School winner. ASU used its $50,000 campus improvement grant to give its campus health center an inviting facelift. See the transformation – and the impact.

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TO HBCUs WITH LOVE

Historically Black Colleges and Universities have taught and nurtured some of our community’s most visible and vocal figures. We gave these influencers a chance to show their adoration and appreciation with HBCU Love Letters. Check out the personal stories they’ve shared about the impacts their schools have made on their lives and why HBCUs are worth investing in.

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RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL IS BACK!

Since 2009, The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program has invested more than $2 million dollars to update, upgrade, and uplift HBCU campuses. Now we’re back this year, continuing our commitment to award $500,000 in campus improvement grants to 10 winning schools across the country. That’s $50,000 each to celebrate the legacy and pride of HBCUs.

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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: LIVINGSTONE COLLEGE

When Livingstone College won a $30,000 grant from The Home Depot’s Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program, the school decided to transform the center of its campus where everything — fairs, Greek strolls, step shows, homecoming kickoffs, and more – go down.

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