Richmond Community ToolBank has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Beautification category. Richmond’s Community ToolBank provides the tools necessary to assist local nonprofits with litter prevention, recycling and beautification projects. They have over 76 nonprofits registered from Central Virginia. In 2015, they equipped over 2,200 volunteers with tools to complete 115 environmental projects. With 30 in Thirty funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful, they will purchase more trash and recycling receptacles, and trash grabbers to increase their inventory, enabling additional partnership opportunities. Their goal is to be the steward of all tool resources for nonprofits at no cost.
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.