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

Our 30 in Thirty Green Grants Recap for 2019!

Our mission here 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.

To honor that commitment to the Commonwealth, we funded thirty grant recipients – one each day in the month of June – for our “30 in Thirty Green Grants” program. These grants were given to schools, parks, counties and towns, environmental groups, associations, and Keep America Beautiful affiliates in four different categories:   Community Beautification, Cigarette Litter Prevention, Litter Prevention, and Recycling. Since 2011, we have provided $230,000 for 290 different projects throughout the state. We are grateful for the generosity this year of our partner Altria, as well as additional support from Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola.

Throughout the next year, each of these Green Grant Winners will update us on their successes in putting their funding to good work. We appreciate THEIR commitment and especially their partnership in keeping Virginia beautiful.

And now, here are our 2019 Winners!

(Listed by Organization – Category – Amount – City)

Keep Manassas Beautiful   – Cigarette Litter Prevention  – $1,000  – Manassas

Harmony Hall Farm HOA    – Litter Prevention  – $750  – Wicomico Church

Deep Creek Middle School  – Litter Prevention  – $1,000  – Chesapeake

Real Chances, Inc.    – Community Beautification  – $1,000  – Richmond

Rappahannock Group Sierra Club    – Litter Prevention   – $1,000   – Fredericksburg

Friends of Norfolk’s Environment   – Community Beautification  – $1,000  – Norfolk

Frederick County Recycling    – Recycling  – $750  – Winchester

Virginia State University   – Cigarette Litter Prevention  – $1,000  – Petersburg

Sacred Heart Center  – Community Beautification  – $1,000  – Richmond

Virginia Capital Trail Foundation  – Litter Prevention – $750 – Richmond

Pennington Partners  – Cigarette Litter Prevention – $1,000  – Pennington Gap

Friends of Twin Lakes State Park  – Recycling  – $1,000 – Green Bay

Belvedere Elementary School   – Community Beautification  – $750 – Falls Church

City of Waynesboro Stormwater Program  – Cigarette Litter Prevention  – $500  – Waynesboro

Cove Ridge Foundation   – Recycling  – $1,000  – Duffield

Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities  – Community Beautification – $1,000 – Washington

Hanover Arts and Activities Center  – Community Beautification  – $1,000  – Ashland

Friends of Peak Creek, Inc.  – Cigarette Litter Prevention  – $500 – Pulaski

Albemarle County Public Schools  – Recycling  – $1,000 – Charlottesville

Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad  – Community Beautification – $1,000 – Virginia Beach

Town of Hillsville, Virginia  – Recycling – $1,000  – Hillsville

Clean Valley Council – Cigarette Litter Prevention – $1,000 – Roanoke

Virginia Zoological Society  – Recycling – $1,000 – Norfolk

Va. Dept. of Environmental Quality – NOVA   – Cigarette Litter Prevention – $500 – Woodbridge

Seeds of Change Organization  – Litter Prevention – $500 – Richmond

Dickenson County Chamber/Visitor Center  – Community Beautification – $1,000 – Clintwood

Isle of Wight County – Litter Prevention – $1,000 – Isle of Wight

Keep Virginia Cozy, Inc. – Recycling – $750 – Richmond

Clean Fairfax – Recycling – $1,000 – Fairfax

Soil Cycles HVA – Recycling – $1,000 – Harrisonburg