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Looking for extra financial help for your program or organization? Find the support you need with our collection of grants and funding opportunities.

  • Keep Texas Beautiful Grants

    Keep Texas Beautiful Grants

    Anheuser-Busch Community Restoration Grant

    Thanks to Keep America Beautiful and Anheuser-Busch, KTB is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Anheuser-Busch Community Restoration Grant! Over the last two years, Texas has experienced unprecedented severe weather and devastating flooding. This grant provided funds to three KTB/KAB affiliates that have been affected by recent severe weather. Congratulations to this year's winners:

    Keep Grapevine Beautiful
    Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful
    Keep Rowlett Beautiful

    Grant Amount



    Eligible applicants are KTB affiliates who are:

    • In Good Standing or Above
    • A Keep America Beautiful Certified Affiliate


    • Complete a restoration project in community
    • Involve the public, with the goal of strengthening community engagement
    • Other sources of funding may be used to complete project; however, project must be completed
    • Applicants must agree to submit a wrap-up report by the deadline noted (see “Timeline” section)
    • Only fully completed applications submitted on time, by eligible parties, and in compliance with application guidelines, will be considered
    • If selected for a grant, applicant must participate in a mandatory project webinar
    • Use of social media and pictures to promote activities and sponsors. Grant recipients must post two photos of their restoration project to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and tag KTB and KAB using the handles below:

    Facebook – @keepamericabeautiful/@keeptxbeautiful
    Twitter – @kabtweet/@keeptxbeautiful


    Please contact Christine Chute Canul.


    Green Bag Grants

    With funding from H-E-B and Central Market, the Green Bag Grants program provides a total of $25,000 in funding for new and existing programs for eligible KTB affiliates. These grants are designed to support community outreach and initiatives that focus on beautification, litter prevention, recycling, sustainability, waste reduction, water conservation, and plastic bag recycling and reduction. The Green Bag Grants Program strives to support projects that involve local schools, youth groups, and other community organizations.

    2016-2017 Winning Communities

    Congratulations to our 2016-2017 winners:
    Keep Alton Beautiful
    Keep Bastrop County Beautiful
    Keep Bolivar Beautiful
    Keep Cuero Beautiful
    Keep Lake Jackson Beautiful
    Keep Lewisville Beautiful
    Keep Odessa Beautiful
    Keep Pflugerville Beautiful
    Keep Salado Beautiful
    Keep San Juan Beautiful
    Keep San Saba Beautiful
    Keep Sealy Beautiful
    Keep South Padre Island Beautiful

    Many thanks to our sponsors, H-E-B and Central Market, for their continued support of Keep Texas Beautiful affiliate communities!

    Applications for the next round of Green Bag Grants will be available in late summer. For more information, please contact Christine Chute Canul.


    Native Garden Grants

    With funding from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Lowe’s, the Native Garden Grant program provides 12 affiliate communities with the support and materials needed to create and maintain a native plant demonstration garden. These gardens will serve as a model to educate and engage people to grow native species in their own gardens. KTB hopes to join in the excitement to be generated by KAB’s Annual National Planting Day, and create awareness in not only the twelve communities involved, but throughout Texas.

    Applications for the next round of Native Garden Grants will be available in late summer. For more information, please contact Christine Chute Canul.
  • Keep America Beautiful Grants

    Keep America Beautiful Grants

    Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Recycling Bin Grant Program
    The Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program supports local community and college and university recycling programs by providing bins to selected grant recipients for the collection of beverage container recyclables. Grants will be provided to a limited number of applicants who can demonstrate how their proposals will lead to sustainable recycling opportunities.

    Park Recycling Infrastructure Grant
    Local governments, non-profit organizations and other community groups are eligible to receive recycling bins to collect cans and bottles. For those communities selected to receive a grant, KAB will arrange to have the bins delivered directly to their facility.
  • External Grants and Funding Opportunities

    Cash for your Classroom
    This guide is designed to help parents, teachers, and others create and run school fundraisers that are both fun and effective.

    Commission for Environmental Cooperation Community Grants
    The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) facilitates collaboration and public participation to foster conservation, protection, and enhancement of the North American environment. The North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA), an initiative of CEC, provides grants to nonprofit organizations and non-governmental organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in order to empower and build the capacity of local peoples and organizations to improve their health and environmental quality. NAPECA supports projects at the community grassroots level that support healthy communities and ecosystems, encourage climate change activities through the transition to a low-carbon economy, and advance innovative projects that assist in greening economies.

    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.

    Foundation Center
    A great resource for locating funds and learning tips for writing your next grant proposal.

    GenerationOn Family Volunteer Day Grants
    GenerationOn is giving out Family Volunteer Day grants and event day service kits to 25 HandsOn Network Affiliates and non-profit organizations. Grants will support service projects that engage families in volunteering on November 22nd.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Patagonia Environmental Grants
    Patagonia funds environmental work, and is interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems, and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Because we believe that true change will occur only through a strong grassroots movement, our funding focuses on organizations that build a strong base of citizen support. Most grants are in the range of $3,000 to $8,000.

    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. The national award discovers and celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design along with their social and economic contributions to our nation's cities. The award was founded in 1986 by architect and developer Simeon Bruner and named in honor of his late father. One Gold Medal of $50,000 and four Silver Medals of $10,000 are awarded each biennial. Projects must be a real place, not just a plan or a program, and be located in the continental United States.

    Shade Structure Grant Program
    The American Academy of Dermatology's shade structure grant program awards grants up to $8,000 each for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas. The AAD also provides a permanent sign to be displayed near the shade structure. The AAD receives support for this program through its members.

    Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)
    The TERP program provides financial incentives to eligible individuals, businesses or local governments to reduce emissions from polluting vehicles and equipment. Grant applications are accepted at different times throughout the year, depending on available funds.

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

    U.S. EPA Environmental Education Grants Program
    The Grants Program sponsored by EPA's Office of Environmental Education (OEE), Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to help people make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. EPA awards grants each year based on funding appropriated by Congress. Annual funding for the program ranges between $2 and $3 million.

    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.

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