Keep Durham Beautiful Wants to Empower You and Your Community!
Keep Durham Beautiful provides $500 bi-annual grants to underwrite volunteer-based projects organized by community members, organization, or Durham-area teachers that want to take a greater responsibility for the environment!
Grants are provided upon a reimbursement basis once the project is completed. Projects must be based around KDB's mission of recycling, beautification, and litter prevention.
Impact of the project on the community
Focused on volunteer participation
Get help! Partner with local businesses to leverage or match funds
Use of sound ecological principles such as native landscaping
Be creative in your solutions!
Project should bring the community together
Think local! Engage local artists, reference local history, use local materials!
Landscaped with pollinator plants, native flowers, and edible plants
People of all backgrounds, including those with developmental disabilities, were able to learn about different plants and why they were being used.
Everyone had a sense of accomplishment being able to watch the garden grow as time passed by.
A new sitting area was worked upon and completed through volunteer work.
The benches installed included wooden flower boxes being attached!
Partnerships were established with the Birchwood Learning Center, the Birchwood HOA, and Release Women's Ministry.
Projects approved in January 2017 and awarded upon completion