The Montpelier Foundation has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $1000 in the Recycling category. The Montpelier Foundation wants to have a recycling option for the thousands of people that visit the home of James Madison. The Exchange Cafe in Montpelier’s Visitor Center is a top priority for installation of recycling receptacles because it receives some of the highest volume of waste of any area on campus. Funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase dual trash and recycling receptacles for the cafe. The Foundation expects a significant volume of recyclable material will be removed from the cafe and sent for recycling on an ongoing basis.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification. Since 2011, we have provided over $178,000 to fund 230 environmental projects and programs all across the Commonwealth, due to the generosity this year of our partners at Altria and Keep America Beautiful.