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Community Engagement

At LP, we want to build strong relationships and support the communities where we live and work. Our teams share their time and expertise to help build strong communities. And we help where we’re most needed by giving money, shelter and services to our neighbors, as well as enriching children’s education and protecting the environment.

Giving

At LP, we want to Build A Better World by fostering strong relationships and supporting the communities where we live and work. We rely on our local communities to be able to source the materials on which our business depends.

LP Foundation Grants & Sponsorships

Grant and sponsorship requests are reviewed by a seven-member Board of Trustees annually and approved on the basis of merit and alignment with our giving areas. The 2021 grant cycle is now closed. For 2022, grant proposals are due by March 31, 2022. LP grants are normally awarded in the May-June timeframe. To learn more about the process, click here.

If you’d like to apply for an annual grant and/or sponsorship from the LP Foundation, please email LP.Foundation@lpcorp.com with the following information:

  • Completed Grant Proposal Form
  • 501(c)(3) Determination Letter (unless you are a public school)
  • Latest Audited Financial Statement
Community Grants

The LP Foundation provides community grants in the small, rural communities that are home to our mills across the U.S. and Canada. LP mills partner with local qualified nonprofits or schools for these grants, which range from $5,000 to $15,000 depending on the size of our workforce at the mill.

If interested in receiving a grant from your location LP mill, please contact the mill directly. A list of our locations is available here.

Employee Matching Grant

The LP Foundation matches 100 percent of employee contributions (up to $1,000 per individual per year) to qualified charities and K-12 public schools.

LP Grants Awarded in 2021

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
  • PENCIL Foundation
  • Rebuilding Together Nashville
  • Westminster Home Connection
  • Hard Bargain Association
  • Adventure Science Center
  • Tennessee Wildlife Federation
  • Gideon's Army
  • Serving Souls

Community Grants Awarded in 2020

  • Backpack Pals
  • Beckville Independent School District
  • Cullman Caring for Kids
  • EAA Chapter 439
  • East Texas Pregnancy Help Center
  • Ebenezer Christian Children’s Home
  • Eden Valley Watkins School District
  • Gary Independent School District
  • Greater Mount Airy Ministry of Hospitality
  • Harvest Compassion Center
  • Luce County Community Resources and Recreation Center
  • Meeker County Emergency Food Shelf
  • Mitchell Elementary School
  • Nourish NC
  • Project Backpack
  • Pulaski High School
  • Rockets Care
  • RSU29
  • Saving Forgotten Warriors Inc.
  • School District of Tomahawk
  • Sherman and Ruth Weiss Community Library
  • Town of Hayward

The LP Foundation IRS Determination Letter and 990 forms

Volunteerism

Since our founding, LP employees have always worked hard to improve the communities where we work and live. Employees use their passion, skills and expertise as leaders and volunteers focused on the needs of their communities.

LP teams have come together from across the U.S., Canada and South America to make a real impact in their communities by repairing homes, working with children, cleaning beaches, and helping raise awareness of our environment and the importance of conservation and sustainability.

LP employees volunteer as individuals and teams across the company. A few recent volunteer highlights, include:

  • In December 2020, LP employees rolled up their sleeves to plant trees with the Cumberland River Compact in Nashville, Tennessee to help restore the city’s tree canopy in historically neglected neighborhoods. The volunteer day came with a grant from the LP Foundation in support of Cumberland River Compact’s Root Nashville initiative, a citywide campaign to plant 500,000 trees by 2050.
  • In October 2019, LP donated $50,000 in LP products (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier Sheathing, LP® SolidStart® LVL and LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring and Wall Panels) and $50,000 in monetary donations to the 2019 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project with Habitat for Humanity. Over 50 LP volunteers were on-site for a week helping build a home for a future Habitat homeowner.
  • Every year, LP employees team up with the PENCIL Foundation to support the nonprofit organization’s annual school supply drive at Nissan Stadium before a Tennessee Titans game, benefitting LP PENCIL Box. In 2019, over $6,000 worth of supplies were collected.
  • Since 2013, LP has been teaming up with the Nashville Predators Foundation and KaBOOM! to build playgrounds for children and young students at Nashville area schools and early childhood development centers.
  • LP employees are members of volunteer fire departments, search and rescue teams, and community development boards in the many communities where we operate.

Employee Support

LP Cares Fund

The LP Cares Fund is an employee emergency support fund, allowing LP employees to help each other in times of need. It is funded by LP employees through tax-deductible donations, which are matched dollar-for-dollar by the LP Foundation. Since its inception in 2014, over 500 employees and their families have been supported by the LP Cares Fund in times of need.

LP Scholarship Program

LP Building Solutions is proud to offer college scholarships for the children of LP employees. Approximately sixty-five $1,500 scholarships are granted each year to students who are enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire academic year. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.