Portland Monthly’s 2016 Light a Fire Award recipient in the category of Most with the Least (most impact with the least amount of resources). Learn what the ToolBank can do for you in this short video.
The Portland Community ToolBank is a not-for-profit tool lending program serving nonprofits by putting high-quality tools in the hands of the volunteers who are painting schools, repairing seniors’ roofs, landscaping public spaces, and more−guaranteeing that every volunteer is equipped with the tools they need to get the job done.
For three pennies on the dollar, the Portland Community ToolBank provides fast and easy access to large volumes of high-quality tools to increase the impact of service projects and community revitalization efforts.
Our vast inventory is available year-round to charitable organizations such as:
- Tax exempt organizations
- Veterans groups
- Schools and PTAs/PTOs
- Neighborhood associations
- Faith-based groups
- Civic organizations
- Government agencies
Zoya and Portland Community ToolBank, What can we say? Our Ramp Up/Spruce Up project for local veterans would not have happened without your generosity and help! You connected us to our local Home Depot which resulted in over 50 volunteers on site and a waiver of tool fees. Because of ToolBank’s national partnership with Home Depot, we saved $116.73 in tool lending fees over one week (waived) versus purchasing at $3,736.30. Thank you so much for being a huge part of our project and for being a wonderful resource for our community. It was such a pleasure partnering with you! We look forward to working with you again.
What we love about the ToolBank is that it puts high-quality tools into the hands of volunteers who have a passion to improve their communities. Miller Paint has a long history of community engagement, and the ToolBank allows us to support the one entity that serves all charitable organizations. Portland ToolBank empowers volunteer groups to perform larger, more ambitious, and more frequent service projects.
We love Portland Community ToolBank, particularly because of our shared mission to transform our community by engaging volunteers and providing connections to meaningful ways to improve our surroundings. We are in an era of collaboration and shared resources; the ToolBank is the perfect model of innovative solutions to meet community needs.