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Before borrowing ToolBank tools, you’ll need to become a ToolBank member and verify that you’re a not-for-profit organization. The process is easy and doesn’t cost a thing! All you need to do is complete our brief online application and we’ll quickly review. Currently, only not-for-profit organizations are eligible for a ToolBank membership, such as:

  • Nonprofit/Charitable/Tax exempt organizations
  • Schools and PTAs/PTOs
  • Neighborhood associations
  • Faith-based groups
  • Civic organizations
  • Government agencies

A 501(c)3 tax exempt determination letter is not a requirement for ToolBank membership.

Membership Eligibility

Click here to learn more about Membership Eligibility. This document covers our eligibility policy, acceptable forms of documentation, and provides answers to our most frequently asked questions about applying for a ToolBank membership.


Click here to review our Membership Agreement. You will be asked to sign a hard copy of this document at the time of your first tool pickup.


Click here to review our Service Policy. This document covers tool lending policies and procedures, as well as best practices to avoid unnecessary fees. Click here to learn more about our fees.

A Few Quick Things to Note

Before you begin your application, please note the following:

  • Please be prepared to upload documentation of your not-for-profit status while applying. 

This serves as proof of your eligibility to borrow ToolBank tools. Please refer to the Membership Eligibility FAQ to view acceptable forms of documentation.

  • Our online application is optimized for Internet Explorer 10 in Compatibility Mode. 

Please click here for instructions on Compatibility Mode.

  • Please remember to write down your password. 

The application process creates a user account for you in our online tool ordering system, which is how you will order tools and manage your account.

If your agency is eligible to become a ToolBank member and you have documentation of your not-for-profit status handy, then click the ‘Apply Now’ button below to begin your membership application. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Toby Vernon, Executive Director, at (804) 219-0606 or

Apply for a Membership Today


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.


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