In case you’ve missed it, 30 Grants in Thirty Days is open and accepting applications!
Since 2011, we’ve been able to award 150 groups over $110,000 to empower them to make a positive and long-lasting difference in their communities. Do you need some seed money for a community garden? A bit of change to spruce up that old playground? A gift of cash to tackle some trash? We can help with a grant of $500-$1,000.
Our categories are Litter Prevention, Recycling, and Community Beautification. Due to the incredible generosity of this year’s sponsors – Altria, Keep America Beautiful, the WestRock Foundation, and Trex, we’ve been able to add a brand-new category: Cigarette Litter Prevention. This program funds projects that promote public education and awareness about cigarette litter, and funding for public ash receptacles and pocket ashtrays.
If your group is interested in more information, and/or is ready to apply for your 30 in Thirty Grant, head to the 30 in Thirty page to get started.
We launch 30 in Thirty each year to coincide with Earth Day, which this year will be on April 23rd. We will be at Shiplock Park in Richmond for that Earth Day Festival, and we hope to see you there. Look for our banner and table to learn more about our programs and to pick up some cool Keep Virginia Beautiful swag. Like last year, we’re also partnering with some great folks to conduct some cleanups on Friday, April 22nd, and Saturday the 23rd before our Festival. We’re working with the City of Richmond, MPACT, Neighbor to Neighbor, the Clean City Commission, and RVA Clean Sweep to beautify our part of the Commonwealth. We had over 400 join us for our Shiver in the River Cleanup in January, and we hope you’ll make that a bigger crowd at the end of April. Go to HandsOnRVA to choose which day and which area you would like to make an impact on.
Lastly, spots are filling up for our 2016 Keep Virginia Beautiful Golf Tournament. This is our 6th Annual, it’s always a ton of fun, and opportunities for players tend to fill up fast. It’s not until June 6th, so there’s still time to get involved, and we still have plenty of room for sponsors. If you want to join us at Stonehenge Golf & Country Club for a day in the sun, head to the Golf Tournament page to get your business in on things.