The Coalition for Home Repair Is Named a Stanley Black & Decker Makers Grant Recipient

Posted By: Melanie Campbell News,

The Global Impact Challenge will reskill more than 200,000 makers and trade professionals in 2023

February 28, 2023, Jonesborough, TN – Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) announced the recipients of its second Global Impact Challenge. The Coalition for Home Repair is honored to have been named a Makers Grant Recipient for our efforts to provide residential construction training to staff members of home repair nonprofits. 

Initiated in 2021, the Global Impact Challenge grant program will award up to $25 million in grant funding over five years to nonprofits that are supporting trade workforce development initiatives in the construction and manufacturing sectors. With the first applications submitted in 2022, 182 entrants were evaluated based on number of people served, outcomes projected, sustainable impact, depth of programs, and diversity, among many other considerations. The Coalition for Home Repair was selected as one of 91 organizations that will help skill and reskill roughly 210,448 makers throughout 2023.

“The time and effort of trained volunteers to provide free repair and rehabilitation of homes is crucial for households with limited financial resources, and it is made more effective and possible by the support of Stanley Black & Decker,” said Freyja Harris, Executive Director at Coalition for Home Repair.

This grant will provide training to staff of member organizations and help launch new educational programs, such as a training program for volunteers of member organizations. This new service will increase our direct training capacity for reskilling adults and encourage young people to enter construction trades.

“Stanley Black & Decker is immensely proud to support The Coalition for Home Repair as they work to skill and reskill the next generation of trade professionals,” said Stanley Black & Decker Corporate Responsibility Officer, Deb Geyer. “Currently, in the U.S., there are an estimated 650,000 open construction jobs and 10 million unfilled manufacturing jobs globally. Our purpose is to support ‘Those Who Make the World,’ and being able to fund educational programs and non-profits that are revitalizing trade careers directly connects to our core mission. Thanks to this year’s Makers Grant Recipients, together we will be one step closer to closing the trade skills gap.” 

To learn more about Stanley Black & Decker’s Global Impact Challenge, the 2022 recipients and how non-profits may submit for the upcoming application period, please visit

About The Coalition for Home Repair

The Coalition for Home Repair, headquartered in Jonesborough, Tennessee, is the premier nonprofit organization promoting and supporting the work of home repair and rehabilitation partners nationwide. We provide funding, advocacy, and educational resources to ensure the preservation of safe, healthy, affordable housing for all. Since its founding, Coalition members completed more than 100,000 home repair projects at nearly 53,000 homes in 38 states, improving the quality of life for about 140,000 people.

About Stanley Black & Decker 

Headquartered in the USA, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) is the world's largest tool company operating nearly 50 manufacturing facilities across America and more than 100 worldwide. Guided by its purpose – for those who make the world – the company's more than 60,000 diverse and high-performing employees produce innovative, award-winning power tools, hand tools, storage, digital tool solutions, lifestyle products, outdoor products, engineered fasteners and other industrial equipment to support the world's makers, creators, tradespeople and builders. The company's iconic brands include DEWALT®, BLACK+DECKER®, CRAFTSMAN®, STANLEY®, CUB CADET®, HUSTLER® and TROY-BILT®. Recognized for its leadership in environmental, social and governance (ESG), Stanley Black & Decker strives to be a force for good in support of its communities, employees, customers and other stakeholders. To learn more visit: