We awarded Richmond Guardian Angels a $500 30 in Thirty grant for their Beautification project, “Positive Messaging at Our Feet.” The Guardian Angels will construct raised flower beds in selected front yards in Jackson Ward. After completion, they will work with youth from 6 Points Innovation Center to paint and stencil the beds with positive messages. This is not only a Beautification project, but also a beautification message.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $145,000 to 195 projects throughout the Commonwealth. This year, we partnered with Altria, Keep America Beautiful, and Deep Run Dance Marathon to make the program possible. Government, non-profit, civic, and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $2,000 describing how they plan to address Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Beautification in their communities.