Get the daily newsletter!

Keep Virginia Beautiful kicks off 2021 Green Grants Program

Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) springs into action awarding  thirty-five grants in thirty days during June for environmental improvement projects. The 30 in
30 Green Grants Program is open to businesses, schools, counties, towns and service  organizations looking to make a positive environmental impact in their communities.

“Our Green Grants Program is an opportunity for everyone,” said Mike Baum, executive director  of Keep Virginia Beautiful. “We consider grants ranging from restaurants that want to start their  own backyard gardens, to libraries that want to introduce programs to teach kids about
recycling, to nonprofits that need fluorescent vests to ensure safer community clean-ups. We’ve  provided these types of grants for the last decade and we’re really excited about the impact  they’ve had on communities and the environment.”

Awards will be announced via social media and the KVB website each day during the month of  June. Because 2020 was a year that brought the national spotlight to diversity, equity, and  inclusion, a special focus of this year’s Green Grants will add five additional grant awards  specifically to diverse groups and underserved populations. This will raise the grant award  commitment to 35 grants in 30 days. KVB appreciates the generous support of this year’s
sponsors: Altria, Coca-Cola, WestRock, and Keep America Beautiful.

Keep Virginia Beautiful has granted over $254,000 to 320 different projects across the commonwealth through this program since 2011. Applicants and past winners are encouraged  to share their stories on social media using the hashtag #GreenGrants.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This