We awarded Renew Richmond a $1,000 30 in Thirty grant for their Beautification project to install a new Community Garden and Orchard at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church. Funds will be used to purchase edible plants, seeds, and fruit trees for the garden. This project will offer Jackson Ward neighbors, churchgoers, and passers-by from the surrounding community an opportunity for contemplation of natural beauty and greenery in a neighborhood with limited access to green space.
Government, non-profit, civic, and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty grants for $500 to $2,000 describing how they plan to address Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Beautification in their communities. 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.