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Grants & Awards

Grants

Looking for extra financial help for your program or organization? Find the support you need with our collection of grants and funding opportunities. KTB has a variety of pass-thru grant opportunities available to affiliates and community members across the state. There are also a variety of additional grant opportunities that are made available to qualified applicants through our friends and partners. 


USDA Solid Waste Management Grants

USDA Solid Waste Management Grants

This program helps eliminate pollution of water resources through funding for organizations that provide technical assistance or training to improve the planning and management of solid waste. Only rural areas and towns with 10,000 or fewer people are eligible to apply.

Applications accepted annually from October 1 to December 31

Lowe's Community Partners Grant

Lowe's Community Partners Grant

The 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe's Community Partners Grant Program engages local volunteers to take action to benefit communities across the country with projects ranging from restoring neighborhood parks and planting community gardens to leading disaster restoration initiatives and large-scale cleanups. This partnership will award grants to affiliates for high impact and critical need community improvement projects. 

Applications due May 29, 2018 

Native Garden Grants

Native Garden Grants

The Native Garden Grants in association with AEP Texas provides winning affiliate communities with $800.00 and support and materials to create and maintain a native plant demonstration garden. These will serve as models to educate people to grow native species.

2017 Winners have been announced; stay tuned for upcoming grant details.

Hefty EnergyBag Grant

Hefty EnergyBag Grant

The Hefty® EnergyBag Grant Program, led by Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products, collects previously hard-to-recycle plastics at curbside and converts them into valuable energy resources.

Applications due June 15, 2018 

Herb Society

Herb Society

The Herb Society of America offers grants & scholarships to support herb education through; elementary school education (in the form of a living herb garden); consumer goods research & development; college students pursuing higher education; and a variety of regional unit scholarships.

Application due dates vary

AARP Community Challenge

AARP Community Challenge

AARP invites you to apply to the AARP Community Challenge for grant funding for "quick-action" projects that can help your community become more livable for all ages. Applications will be accepted for small grants to improve housing, transportation, public spaces and other community elements. 

Applications due May 16, 2018

Recycling Grants

Recycling Grants

Keep Texas Beautiful and Reycle2Support are proud to announce the 2018 Recycle2Support Recycling Grant Program. This grant will provide multiple KTB affiliates with monetary assistance to help strengthen their local recycling programs. The grants can range from $400-$1,000 and only KTB affiliates in Good Standing (or above) are eligible to apply.

Applications Due Friday, May 25, 2018

Georgia Pacific Foundation Grants

Georgia Pacific Foundation Grants

Georgia Pacific Foundation grants are awarded in the areas the company operates manufacturing facilities (communities in 32 states), with a goal of uplifting each community by improving lives through efforts that have the greatest impact. The foundation focuses on four specific areas-- education, entrepreneurship, environment and enrichment of community-- when deciding what type of projects to support.

Rolling applications, with an end-date of Ocober 31

 

Urban Land Institute City Energy Project Grant Program

Urban Land Institute City Energy Project Grant Program

Submit a short grant proposal with your idea for how to engage members on energy efficiency and benchmarking and receive up to $3,000 to fund your idea! The City Energy Project (CEP) is a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous cities by improving the energy efficiency of buildings. CEP collaborates with each city to develop a tailored set of policies and programs to improve the energy performance of its building stock, including energy benchmarking legislation. By partnering, CEP and ULI intend to facilitate engagement and peer to peer learning opportunities in participating cities.

Rolling applications

Lyft Community Grants

Lyft Community Grants

Lyft Community Grants support nonprofit organizations working across metropolitan regions nationwide, including many where Keep America Beautiful affiliates are located. Each month, one organization in each participating region that clearly states the role that transportation and mobility plays in the organization's mission or operations will receive a $1,000 grant in the form of a Lyft ride credit. Lyft will notify the winning organizations no later than the 10th of each month, with the first round being announced in March 2018.

Rolling applications

Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program

Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program

For over 150 years, Union Pacific has been committed to Building America – serving as an economic engine and improving the standard of life for millions across the country. Building upon this heritage, the mission of the Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program is to build safe, prosperous, and vibrant communities by investing in high-quality nonprofits and programs in the cities and towns in which we operate and our employees live and work.

Applications due June 1, 2018

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia Environmental Grants

Patagonia provides grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of  environmental problems. Because change occurs through a strong grassroots movement, funding focuses on organizations with strong citizen support. Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000.

Application due dates vary

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan

Texas Emissions Reduction Plan

The TERP program provides financial incentives to eligible individuals, businesses or local governments to reduce emissions from polluting vehicles and equipment. The program consists of nine different grant programs with different requirements and due dates.

Application due dates vary

Captain Planet

Captain Planet

Educators, both K-12 classroom and informal, who are interested in receiving support for students to design and implement hands-on environmental solutions are eligible for project funding. Visit our website to research the grants and resource opportunities below to determine which program best fits your needs.

Application due dates vary

The Recycling Partnership: 2018 Cart Grant RFP

The Recycling Partnership: 2018 Cart Grant RFP

The Recycling Partnership (Partnership) is a national nonprofit transforming recycling in towns all across America. Every day, we work hand-in-hand with communities and businesses because improved recycling creates jobs, protects the environment, and empowers communities.  For more information regarding our programs, staff and funders, visit: www.recyclingpartnership.org.

Rolling applications

Grants.gov

Grants.gov

Centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. It takes a bit of searching to find opportunities that are right for your organization, but the Category feature helps narrow your search.

Application due dates vary

Clearing House

Clearing House

Environmental Education in Georgia offers a variety of grants. Visit our website to view grants listed in order by application deadline and grouped by month due. Don’t miss continuing opportunities located in the “ongoing section” of our website.

Application due dates vary

Green Bag Grants

Green Bag Grants

The Green Bag Grants, in association with H-E-B and Central Market, provide $25,000 in funding for KTB affiliates’ new and existing programs for beautification, litter prevention, recycling, sustainability, waste reduction, water conservation, and plastic bag recycling and reduction. 

2017 Winners have been announced; stay tuned for upcoming grant details.

Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund

Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund

The Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund benefits Keep America Beautiful Affiliates and partner organizations that serve communities affected by natural and environmental disasters. The fund provides support for cleanup efforts and helps rebuild public spaces.

Rolling applications 
NAAEE

NAAEE

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) offers a variety of opportunities including grants, scholarships, contests, publishing opportunities, events, and more. Visit our website for more information.

Application due dates vary

Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program

The Foundation seek partners whose wrosk addresses issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors and Scoail/Economic Factors. This will be a highly competitive funding opportunity structured in two satges. 

Application dates vary

 

AARP Community Challenge 2018

AARP Community Challenge 2018

AARP invites you to apply to the AARP Community Challenge for grant funding for "quick-action" projects that can help your community become more livable for all ages. These small grants will help improve housing, transportation, public spaces and other community elements.

Applications due May 16, 2018

Patagonia Corporate Grants Program

Patagonia Corporate Grants Program

The Patagonia Corporate Grant Program procides support to small, grassroots organizations with provacative direct-action agendas that are working on multi-pronged campaigns to protect the environment in the United States. The focus is on activist groups that are dedicated to protecting local habitats throughout the country. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $20,000. 

Applications due April 30 and August 31, 2018

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Grant

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Grant

In its 25 year history, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has made more than $640 million in investments through more than 10,000 grants to more than 3,000 organizations and agencies in the United States and throughout the world.

Application due dates vary

National Environmental Education Foundation Grants

National Environmental Education Foundation Grants

NEEF offers a variety of grants and awards in order to support and highlight the great work being done across the nation at the local level. We applaud and support individual and group commitment to nature through education and service.

Application due dates vary

Fiskars Orange Thumb Project

Fiskars Orange Thumb Project

A community garden grant program that provides tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification and healthy, sustainable food sources. The application is open to non-profit organizations in North America.

Application due dates vary

Entergy Open Grants

Entergy Open Grants

Entergy’s Open Grants Program focuses on improving communities as a whole. They provide funds for projects in the areas of arts and culture, community improvement/enrichment, the environment and healthy families. These grants are available to communities where Entergy has operations.

Rolling applications

Waste Management Charitable Giving

Waste Management Charitable Giving

Healthy thriving communities depend on involved citizens, organizations and corporate partners for momentum. Waste Management lends support and services to causes that promote civic pride, economic development and revitalization. Every community has challenges, and Waste Management strives to be part of the problem solving initiatives.

Rolling applications

Urban Land Institute Tenant Energy Optimization Program Campaign

Urban Land Institute Tenant Energy Optimization Program Campaign

Receive up to $3,000 for local sustainability programming focused on collaboration in tenant spaces to promote energy efficiency and sustainability! The Tenant Energy Optimization Program integrates energy efficiency into tenant space design and construction and delivers excellent financial returns through energy conservation. The program is a ten-step process that details pre-lease, design and construction, and post-occupancy phases for tenant spaces. The process emphasizes the importance of collaboration among tenants, building owners, and service providers.

Rolling applications

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversation about making cities better. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 are awarded each biennial. 

Applications due December 2018

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