The Chicago Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool lending program that provides fellow not-for-profit organizations with year-round access to an inventory of tools for use in volunteer projects and facility and grounds maintenance. We provide tools to enhance the charitable sector’s capacity to serve, facilitating hands-on volunteerism in the greater Chicago area.
Access to ToolBank tools eliminates the need for agencies to incur the expense of purchasing, repairing, and storing tools, reducing the costs associated with service projects and allowing these agencies to focus more of their resources on their mission.
The Chicago Community ToolBank opened its doors in June, 2016, and is an affiliate of ToolBank USA, the Atlanta-based parent organization of the new national network of ToolBanks. The Chicago ToolBank is modeled after the highly successful Atlanta Community ToolBank, which has served greater Atlanta’s not-for-profit sector for more than 20 years. With the help of our sponsors and local volunteers the ToolBank is able to work hard to fulfill its mission.