Gateway Streetscape Foundation has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Beautification category. Gateway Streetscape Foundation in Collinsville will assist in the beautification of their community by improving and replanting sixty planters in the uptown district. They will promote volunteering opportunities to the local businesses and schools, while making it a fun and educational opportunity for residents. Funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase flowers, plants, soil, and supplies. The project will showcase small businesses and historic landmarks while attracting visitors and promoting economic development.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty Grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification. Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex.