In honor of Earth Day, we awarded 30 Grants in 30 days through April and May. We awarded Grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to schools, parks, towns, environmental groups, associations, KVB affiliates, and historic neighborhoods in three different categories: Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Beautification/Community Greening. Our Grant Winners stretched from the Chesapeake Bay and oceanfront, through the Shenandoah Valley, to the Western Mountains, and from Northern Virginia to our Southern border.
These Grants were made possible by our fantastic partners, Capital One, Waste Management, and Lowe’s. Here is a list of our 2012 “30 in 30” Grant Winners:
James River Association, Statewide Virginia Supportive Housing, Charlottesville
Holy Cross Academy, Fredericksburg Keep Suffolk Beautiful, Suffolk
Claytor Lake State Park, Pulaski County Innsbrook Foundation, Short Pump
United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond Patrick Henry Boys and Girls, South Boston
Richmond Habitat for Humanity, Richmond New Roots Youth Garden, Cape Charles
Fallon Park Elementary School, Roanoke Rappahannock Group Sierra Club, Fredericksburg
Metropolitan Day School, Richmond VA Aquarium and Marine Science Center, Virginia Beach
Chamberlayne Elementary School, Henrico Capital Area Food Bank, Lorton
Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water District, Charlottesville
Friends of Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield
Deep Creek Middle School, Chesapeake
Big Day of Serving, Manassas
Buckingham Middle School, Buckingham Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School, Tappahannock
Isle of Wight County Town of Luray
Community Preservation and Development Corporation, Alexandria
Friends of Bryan Park, Richmond Chesapeake Arboretum, Chesapeake
Dan River Basin Association, Collinsville
All of these groups support our mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful; To engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment. Our goals include becoming the leading statewide voice, providing a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs, and engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information through these five impact areas: Litter Prevention, Waste Reduction, Recycling, Beautification, and Environmental Education.
Congratulations again to all of our 2012 “30 in 30” winners, and we look forward to providing you with some updates on their programs!