Do it Best Foundation

About Do it Best Foundation: The Do it Best Foundation was launched by Do it Best, a Fort Wayne, IN-based wholesale hardware and lumber distributor, in 2019 as a way to support not-for-profit community organizations and agencies that are committed to serving the needs of others. Their philosophy of “Serving others as we would like to be served” guides them to help those who need it most. The Do it Best Foundation is funded through community and staff contributions, along with generous support from their vendor community. Their Fore the Cause golf tournament brings in hundreds of vendors annually to Fort Wayne and has raised several million dollars to support their grantmaking capabilities.

Grant Application Information: The Do it Best Foundation operates with regional advisory groups, a grant evaluation committee, and a board of directors. These appointed volunteers meet quarterly to review qualified grant applications. Applicants must be registered 501(c)(3) organizations in good standing and provide services within a 1-hour drive of our nine company locations (Dixon, IL; Fort Wayne, IN; Lexington, SC; Medina, OH; Mesquite, NV; Montgomery, NY; Sikeston, MO; Waco, TX; Woodburn, OR). The Do it Best Foundation provides grant funds to complement or augment resources that will directly benefit those within the communities they serve. Expenses such as salaries and operational expenses do not support that intention and are not considered. The Do it Best Foundation only provides financial assistance through grant funding and does not provide product donations or supplies to be used as prizes for raffles and auctions. To submit questions regarding your request, please email Be sure to include your contact information in the body of your email.

Grant Application Information:

2024 Grant Schedule:

  • February 23
  • May 31
  • August 30
  • November 22

Grant acceptance closes at 5 pm ET on these dates. Grants received after this time will be reviewed in the next grant cycle. All applicants are notified of their grant status within 4 weeks from the closing date. 

To learn more, please contact:

Estela Gutierrez
Impact Assistant

You can also contact another member of our Grants team