We awarded Groundwork RVA a $1,000 30 in Thirty Grant for their Litter Prevention project in the Highland Park neighborhood. Their plan is to create an anti-litter video that is written, directed, and performed by neighborhood youth. Once the video is complete, they will invite family, friends, and neighbors to view the movie and participate in a neighborhood clean up. After the debut, they will plan monthly litter cleanups for residents to conduct in Highland Park.
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.