First Time Borrowers

Before you can borrow ToolBank tools, you must first become a ToolBank member agency by completing our brief online membership application and pay your membership dues. Various types of 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 sole requirement for ToolBank membership.

  • Membership Eligibility

    Organizations eligible for membership include nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)(3) documentation, which must be provided during the application process. Organized service groups with charitable intent, who do not have 501(c)(3) status, may still be eligible for membership by providing alternative forms of charitable intent documentation.

    Please note: The ToolBank provides membership and access to tool borrowing for service organizations and not available for individual or personal use.

  • Membership Agreement

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

  • Service Policy

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

Before you begin your application, please note the following:

  • Please be prepared to upload documentation of your not-for-profit or charitable intent status while applying. This documentation serves as proof of your eligibility to borrow ToolBank tools.
  • 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 prepared documentation, click the below link to begin your membership application. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at (404) 254-0938.

Now What?

After you have completed your application, a ToolBank staff member will contact you within two business days to advise you of any additional information needed. At this time they will ask you to pay the annual dues using the Member Agency Portal tab. Once all required documentation is received we will review the application for approval. Once the application is approved, your agency is immediately eligible to borrow tools. It is fast and easy and ToolBank staff are available if you need any assistance. Once you place your tool order, we will contact you to confirm the order and pick-up appointment.

Membership Dues

Membership dues are based on the applying agency’s annual budget in conjunction with the chart below and paid annually. These fees can be paid on the “Member Agency Portal” under the “Borrow Tools” tab of this website.