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House Method Gives Back

The mission of House Method Gives Back is to improve our neighborhoods one block at a time.

Through our Home & Community Improvement Grant, we will give $1,000 a month to deserving individuals in need of housing improvement or organizations that invest in our communities.

For individuals, House Method recognizes the difficulty that homeownership represents for so many. For new homeowners struggling to update their first house, seasoned homeowners working to balance limited budgets and time, and seniors hoping to age in place, House Method supports these individuals by providing grants to fund their home improvement needs.

For organizations, House Method understands the critical work that community-building organizations play in our neighborhoods. Whether focused on local revitalization efforts, affordable housing, or community and business growth, we offer grants to further the impact of these organizations. 

We especially want to invest in our hometown of Raleigh-Durham and will therefore reserve one grant per quarter for a local recipient.

How to apply for the House Method Gives Back Grant

Submit an essay no longer than 1,000 words or a video entry no longer than 5 minutes that answers the question: How would our award improve your home or community?

Individuals and organizations should submit entries to editor@housemethod.com by 11:59 p.m. EST on the last day of each calendar month to be considered for that month’s grant. Applicants should submit a completed application form and agree to the terms and conditions through making their submission.

Note: If an applicant was not chosen in the month they submitted their entry, they may resubmit a new entry in a subsequent month.

How a winner is chosen

The House Method team will review submitted applications on the last calendar day of each month and award the winner by the 15th day of the following month.

We will judge applications on the following criteria: 

  • Applicant’s level of need 
  • Applicant’s impact and commitment to their community / lives of others
  • Overall quality of application
  • Special consideration given to applicants with public charity status (tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code): civic, culture and arts, community development, education, health and human services
  • Special consideration given to applicants that have the potential to raise awareness to House Method Gives Back
  • Special consideration to those that live in the RDU area

We do not support the following:

  • Organizations that discriminate with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, age, ancestry, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status
  • Annual funds for hospitals or colleges/universities
  • Conferences and seminars
  • Tickets and goodwill advertising