To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment.

30 in 30

The 2016 Thirty Grants in 30 Days Winners! 30in301-300x232

To honor our commitment to the Commonwealth, we announced our “30 Grants in Thirty Days” recipients for 2016 each day in the month of June. This year, for the first time, we awarded 45 grants in the amounts of $500 to $1,000. These grants were given to primary and secondary schools, colleges, parks, counties and towns, environmental groups, associations, and Keep America Beautiful affiliates in four different categories: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification. Since 2011, we have provided $145,000 for 195 different projects throughout the state. We appreciate to the generosity of our 2016 partners at Altria, the WestRock FoundationKeep America Beautiful, and Trex.

The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment through five impact areas:  Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education.

If you were a 2016 30 Grants in Thirty Days winner, now is the time to submit your reports of success! Use the form at the bottom of this page.

The 2016 30 Grants in Thirty Days Winners are:

Grant Category
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Community Beautification
Recycling
Litter Prevention
Recycling
Community Beautification
Community Beautification
Community Beautification
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Litter Prevention
Community Beautification
Community Beautification
Community Beautification
Community Beautification
Recycling
Community Beautification
Recycling
Recycling
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Community Beautification
Litter Prevention
Community Beautification
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Community Beautification
Recycling
Litter Prevention
Community Beautification
Litter Prevention
Litter Prevention
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Recycling
Community Beautification
Recycling
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Recycling
Recycling
Community Beautification
Recycling
Recycling
Recycling
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Community Beautification
Cigarette Litter Prevention
Community Beautification
Name
The Augusta Garden Club
Friends of the North Fork of Shenandoah
Stuarts Draft High School
Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism
Climate Action
Colonial Beach Foundation
Virginia Master Naturalists
Blacksburg New School
Norview Acquisition, LLC
Keep Loudoun Beautiful
Frederick County Clean Sweep
Seed2Seed
Ashland Garden Club
Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast
Green Aquia Community Garden
Jackson River Enterprises
329 Green Street
Wakefield Country Day School
Verona Elementary School
Celebrate Virginia After Hours
Keep Bristol Beautiful
Our Common Home Alliance
Town of Elkton
Virginia State University
Sustain Abingdon / Town of Abingdon
Christopher Newport University
Keep Suffolk Beautiful
Gateway Streetscape Foundation
Joint Resident Council, Inc.
RVA Clean Sweep
Clean Fairfax
Newport News Recycling Office
Lee Jackson Elementary
Accomack County Public Works
Innsbrook After Hours
Glasgow Middle School
VA Oyster Shell Recycling Program
Richmond Community ToolBank
County of Shenandoah
Warm Hearth Village
Northern Shores Elementary School
Keep Southwest Virginia Beautiful
RVA Environmental Film Festival
Park Partners
The Gardens at Maggie Walker
City
Staunton
Woodstock
Stuarts Draft
Williamsburg
Harrisonburg
Colonial Beach
Chester
Blacksburg
Deltaville
Leesburg
Winchester
Kernersville
Ashland
Chesapeake
Stafford
Covington
Staunton
Flint Hill
Verona
Fredericksburg
Bristol
Newport News
Elkton
Petersburg
Abingdon
Newport News
Suffolk
Collinsville
Roanoke
Richmond
Fairfax
Newport News
Mathews
Tasley
Glen Allen
Alexandria
Richmond
Richmond
Edinburg
Blacksburg
Suffolk
Abingdon
Richmond
Gloucester
Richmond

DESCRIPTION OF CATEGORIES:

  • Litter Prevention – Grants will be awarded to parks, communities, government or non-profit entities that implement programs in Virginia to reduce litter. Funding will support educational outreach materials, and clean-up events. The purpose of these grants is to support sustainable prevention and a measurable reduction of litter within Virginia’s communities.
  • Recycling – Grants are awarded to schools, parks, communities, government or non-profit entities that implement programs in Virginia to reduce waste and increase recycling. Funding will support educational outreach materials, receptacles, and recycling events. The purpose of these grants is to promote waste reduction and a measurable increase in reuse and recycling within Virginia’s communities.
  • Beautification – Grants will be awarded to schools, parks, communities, government or non-profit entities in Virginia which support programs that beautify and clean. Funding will support community gardens, restoring vacant lots, highway and shoreline enhancement, plantings, graffiti abatement, revitalization projects, and sustainable neighborhood gardens.  The purpose of these grants is to support beautification efforts within Virginia’s communities.
  • Cigarette Litter Prevention – A new addition to our 30 Grants in Thirty Days initiative! Cigarette butts account for over 30% of all U.S. roadway litter and storm drain litter.  Grants will be awarded for projects that include public education and awareness of the issue of cigarette litter, placing ash receptacles at transition points such as entrances to public buildings, and/or distributing pocket or portable ashtrays to adult smokers.

 

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2016 30 Grants in 30 Days Reporting Form

Thank you for completing this report form. The impact that you have on your local community is important to us, and the information gathered helps us in our mission to Keep Virginia Beautiful!
  • Number of volunteers x number of hours spent on project
  • Note: Larger file sizes may result in an error message on your submission. Please send larger files to bwatson@keepvirginiabeautiful.org.