Our 30 in 30 Green Grant initiative is designed to empower groups all across Virginia to make an environmental impact in their own communities. Keep Virginia Beautiful will award 30 grants of $500 – $1,000 each! They will be announced one each day in the month of June, for projects in these categories: Community Beautification, Cigarette Litter Prevention, Litter Prevention, and Recycling. Since 2011, we have provided $203,000 for 260 different projects at schools colleges, parks, counties and towns, environmental groups, associations, nonprofits, and service organizations!
Online applications for a Green Grant will be accepted through April 30th, 2019, in honor of Earth Month. A panel of expert judges will review the applications in May, and we will announce our “30 in 30 Green Grants” recipients one each day in the month of June on social media and this website.
DESCRIPTION OF CATEGORIES:
- Community Beautification – The purpose of these grants is to support beautification efforts within Virginia’s communities. Grants will be awarded to schools, parks, communities, government or nonprofit entities, or other groups in Virginia who create projects or programs that beautify, clean, and benefit the community. A special focus this year will be on the concept of Placemaking, the intentional use of public space to bring people together. Funding will support community gardens, restoring vacant lots, graffiti abatement, revitalization, and placemaking projects.
- Cigarette Litter Prevention – 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 shtrays to adult smokers. Learn more about Cigarette Litter Prevention.
- Litter Prevention – Grants will be awarded to parks, communities, government or nonprofit entities, or other groups that implement programs in Virginia to reduce litter. Funding will support educational outreach material, waste reduction, and cleanup events. The purpose of these grants is to support sustainable prevention and a measurable reduction of litter in Virginia.
- Recycling – The purpose of these grants is to promote waste reduction and a measurable increase in reuse and recycling. Grants are awarded to schools, parks, communities, government or nonprofit entities, or other groups that implement or expand programs to reduce waste and increase recycling in Virginia. Funding will support educational outreach materials, receptacles, and recycling events.
We appreciate the generosity of our sponsors for their support of this initiative!
Please click on the image below to read the Guidelines and start your application!