Because Your Cause is Our Core...
The Atlanta Community ToolBank works to increase your capacity to serve, on time and under budget!
Our Tool Lending inventory provides access to more than 180 different tool types, yes -that means items such as hammers, rakes, etc.- for use in community service projects. Fellow non-profits and civic organizations are eligible to join the ToolBank and put our blue tools to good use year-round. Whether you are renovating/maintaining a park, painting a mural, building a playground or organizing a community clean-up, the ToolBank can equip your volunteers for a successful project.
In a nutshell, your agency can become a ToolBank member agency for a nominal fee and check out tools year-round, paying three pennies on the dollar for each tool you use. We're here to grow your service to the community and as our more than 200 members can attest - ToolBank works!
This year alone, the ToolBank has equipped over 49,000 volunteers to complete more than 2,420 service projects in every corner of metro Atlanta.
Check out the sections below to learn about our membership program, how to join and how to manage your account.
**Please note, the ToolBank is a membership program for service organizations and not open to individuals. So, if the project is being conducted on an individual's property or is for personal profit, rather than meeting a community need, our program would not be the right fit.
Member Eligibility Guidelines
Organizations eligible for ToolBank membership include nonprofits with current 501(C)(3) documentation, which must be provided with the membership application.
Organized service groups who do not have 501(c)(3) status may still be eligible for membership by providing the following documentation with their ToolBank application:
*Board of Directors List
*Mission Statement/Statement of Charitable Intent
Basic Membership/Tool Use Guidelines - please make sure we fit your scheduling needs!
Appointments are required for all tool pickups and returns. Tool Lending appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm -3:30pm. All tool pick ups and returns must be scheduled in advance in order to ensure the most efficient experience possible.
The ToolBank is not open on weekends. Saturday appointments can be requested, with notice, between the hours of 8a-4p, but do require a $50 access fee.
ToolBank kindly requests 48 hours notice all tool orders.
ToolBank member agencies sign and submit a Membership Agreement, assigning financial responsibility for all non-returned tools to the respective member agency.
How to Join ToolBank ToolBank
A) Complete the on-line membership form or contact us to handle the paperwork in person at the ToolBank warehouse. At this time, you will establish a login e-mail and password for your personalized tool order account. Be sure to use a valid e-mail, as all ToolBank reminders will be sent to that e-mail.
B) Review, sign and submit the Membership Agreement and review the Service Policy (feel free to click the blue links to preview the info)
C) Upload your agency 501(c)(3) or other documents
D) Pay annual member dues (see below for member levels). Online payment is not required. You can make arrangements to pay dues at a later time. ToolBank accepts all forms of payment, with the exception of cash. For security purposes, ToolBank does not accept cash transactions or store cash on-site.
A ToolBank representative will contact you to approve the membership and get the fun started!
ToolBank Membership Dues
Member dues are paid every twelve months. Annual membership dues are based on your agency's overall annual budget:
|$0 - 10,000
|$10,001 - 250,000
|$250,001 and above
|Government branches or departments
Tool Handling Fees
After your membership is approved you will be ready to place the first tool order. See the section below for tips on managing your account.
Tool usage/handling fees are assessed at a percentage of the total retail value of tools borrowed. The on-line tool order system will calculate handling fees after you complete the online tool order process. Tools are checked out in 7 day increments. Current handling fee multiplier: 3% of tool retail value.
Click here to preview the tool inventory. Prices listed reflect the retail value of each tool. Standard tool handling fees will be 3% of the retail value.
Payment for tool handling fees are not due until the actual tool pickup. ToolBank accepts all forms of payment, with the exception of cash. For security purposes, ToolBank does not accept cash transactions or store cash on-site.
ToolBank member agencies also enjoy access to our complimentary Consumable Project Supplies (CPS), which includes cleaning and painting supplies. Click here to view the CPS list and usage guidelines.
Members are encouraged to call our Master Tool Librarian CJ Clark at (404) 880-0054 x12 for product and tool usage advice.
How to Manage your Membership Account and Tool Use
Click and review the Golden Tool Rules - your guide to saving time and money!
Each ToolBank member agency receives a personalized tool ordering account which stores all the tool orders placed by that member agency. Individual login and passwords are established for each account user. Member agencies can add an unlimited number of users to their agency account.
Tool orders are placed via the ToolBank's online system, known as LFNt. Each time you place a tool order you will login with your selected e-mail and password. Visit atlanta.toolbank.org and click Member Account Login on the left side of the homepage. Click to see login page.
Click to see the Five Easy Steps to Tool Orders!
Upon login you will enter your account. The middle section is the activity journal, which shows all previous account activity. To begin the order process, click the New Tool Order button on the left. You will be asked to select a date and time for your tool pickup.
Appointments are required for all tool pickups and returns. Tool Lending appointments are available Monday-Friday from 8:00am.-11:00am and 1:00pm - 3:30pm and must be scheduled in advance in order to ensure the most efficient experience possible.
Saturday access appointments are available by request, for a $50 fee.
ToolBank kindly requests 48 hours notice all tool orders.
How to Add Approved Users to Your Account
Member agencies can add an unlimited number of users to their agency account. The primary account user can add or remove any contact within the account. We strongly advise all primary account users to carefully consider who has access to the account. Remember, your agency is responsible for payment of full retail value of all non-returned tools.
To add new account users, login to your account, click Account Info on the left side and then click Add Tool User, follow prompts to add user info and login credentials.
ToolBank - The Movement is Growing!
Thank you for your interest in our unique tool lending resource. We hope this info has been helpful! The Atlanta Community ToolBank was founded over 20 years ago in response to the nonprofit sector's critical need for access to quality, affordable tools. In 2008, our parent nonprofit, ToolBank USA was born to replicate the ToolBank model nationwide. Today, we have three active sister affiliates currently loaning tools - Baltimore Community ToolBank, Charlotte Community ToolBank and Cincinnati Community ToolBank, with several new affiliates in the formation stage. Visit the ToolBank USA website to catch the latest developments as the blue tools transform communities nationwide.