How We Work
a community partnership
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Our Tool Lending Program
The heart of the ToolBank is our tool lending program. Not-for-profit organizations have year-round access to the ToolBank’s inventory of tools and equipment for a nominal fee. ToolBank tools are only available to not-for-profit organizations, such as:
- Nonprofit, Charitable & Tax exempt organizations
- Schools and PTAs/PTOs
- Neighborhood Associations
- Faith-Based Groups
- Civic Organizations
- Government Agencies
ToolBank tools are inexpensive, convenient, and fully functional. They maximizing agencies’ financial and human resources and empowering them to improve community engagement and to achieve greater impact for those they serve.
Tools in Four Easy Steps
1. Become a ToolBank Member
First time borrowers must complete our brief online membership application before they can borrow tools. There is no membership fee. This process captures documentation of their not-for-profit status and creates a user account for the agency contact in our online tool ordering system.
2. Submit a Tool Order
Log into your ToolBank account and submits a tool order online. Get all the tools you need for your project!
3. Pick Up Tools
Pick up your tool order at the ToolBank at the scheduled pickup time. ToolBank staff and volunteers will have already prepared the order in advance and will help load the tools and equipment into their vehicle. ToolBank staff will also provide usage and care guidelines and, as well as an itemized receipt.
4. Return Tools
After the completion of the project, the agency returns borrowed tools at the scheduled return time. ToolBank staff and volunteers assist agency in unloading tools and check tools back into inventory.
The Richmond Community's Toolbox
Did you know that the Richmond Community ToolBank provides access to over 230 different types of tools and is growing its inventory every day thanks to our generous sponsors and supporters.
Apply for a Membership Today
TOOLS AS SOON AS TOMORROW
Complete applications are usually approved in less than 24 hours! Once your application is approved, your agency is immediately eligible to borrow tools. Members can submit a tool order at any time by clicking the ‘Order Tools’ button to the right. It’s fast and easy, and ToolBank staff will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your order and pickup appointment.