To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.

Historic Jackson Ward WINS $1,000 Grant from KVB!

Historic Jackson Ward has been awarded a $1,000 grant in the Community Greening and Beautification Category.  The KVB grant program focuses greater resources and attention on individual localities throughout the Commonwealth and how they are addressing the issues of litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, beautification and education.  In honor of Earth Month, Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) is awarding “30 Grants In 30 Days” in April, 2011.

The Historic Jackson Ward Association continuously strives to maintain and beautify their community through organized bi-annual clean-up events.  With this grant money, they would be able to further realize their dream of a completely revitalized neighborhood by adding shrubs and perennials to communal locations for all to enjoy.  Community pride runs deep in this historic borough, cleaning and beautifying their neighborhood is a natural solution for Jackson Ward.  For more information on the Historic Jackson Ward Association or their revitalization project, please contact Amber Foster at 804-353-0348 or amber@vcu.org.

KVB provided the opportunity for government, non-profit and/or service organizations in Virginia to apply for one of (30) $1,000 grants in three different categories: 10 grants for plastic bag reduction and recycling, 10 grants for cigarette litter prevention, and 10 grants for community greening and beautification.  These grants are made possible by KVB’s partners, Walmart and Waste Management.

The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.  Our goals include becoming the leading statewide voice, providing a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs, and engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information through these 5 impact areas:  Litter PreventionWaste ReductionRecycling,Beautification, and Environmental Education.