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Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits, For-Profits, Schools, and
Individuals in Eligible Areas for Community Improvements

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Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) and City of Charlotte

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Grants of up to $500 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, businesses, neighborhoods, schools, and individuals in eligible locations for community improvement projects. Funding is intended to support programs in the areas of waste reduction and recycling, litter prevention, community greening, and additional beautification efforts. Applicants must be located in the City of Charlotte.

KCB Core Principles and Eligible Project Opportunities:

  • Litter Prevention: Clean-Your-Block Parties that promote litter removal and prevention. Eligible expenses included branded safety vests, t-shirts, temporary signage, gloves, tools/tool rental, and marketing efforts. Clean-up supplies including litter sticks, trash and recycling bags, and safety vests are available upon request through Keep Charlotte Beautiful.
  • Waste Reduction and Recycling: Competitions and educational campaigns, decorative trash cans and recycling bins, pet waste stations, cigarette butt boxes, and other methods to improve the collection of waste and recycling. Eligible expenses include program supplies, signage, bins, design fees, and installation.
  • Beautification: Beautification and placemaking enhancements, decorative elements including sculpture, painted pavement, murals, mosaics, decorative signal cabinet wraps, seating, and benches. Fa├žade improvements may include help-your-neighbor campaigns to manage lawns, landscaping, and minor exterior home repairs, painting, and other enhancements. Eligible expenses include design fees, supplies, and installation.
  • Community Greening: Community gardens, hydroponic gardens, street plantings, moveable planters or hanging baskets, trees, shrubs, and other landscaping to promote bees, butterflies, and other species, food production, and clean air. Eligible expenses include gardening tools/tool rental, design, signage, decorative elements including planter boxes and benches, potting soil, and perennial plants, which must include at least 50% native plant species.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 154690

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $500

Term of Contract:

Grant-funded activities may not begin prior to contract signing

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and individuals citywide.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by Monday, March 15, 2021.

Grant funds are provided as reimbursement upon project completion with the submission of qualified receipts or invoices unless other arrangements are made. No match is required.

When applicable, written property owner permission is required.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Direct questions to or call 704-432-4802.

City of Charlotte
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 East 4th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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USA: North Carolina: City of Charlotte

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