Community Grants

Grant Opportunities

Hefty® EnergyBag Grant Program

The Hefty® EnergyBag program is a groundbreaking initiative, led by Dow and Reynolds Consumer Products, that collects previously non-recycled plastics at curbside and converts them into valuable energy resources. The program is a significant step towards achieving positive long-term environmental and economic advantages, including alternative energy resources and fewer tons of plastics ending up in landfills. Deadline: Friday, June 29, 2018 Information and application link

AmeriCorps VISTA Grant Program

Keep America Beautiful is pleased to announce a new type of grant program that will help build capacity for local and state affiliates. We will be placing seven (7) AmeriCorps VISTA members with affiliates to create or strengthen programs that increase food security, such as creation and maintenance of community gardens, or address long-term recovery from disasters.The VISTA members will serve in an affiliate location for one year with an option to re-apply for another VISTA member the following two years. VISTA activities may include community outreach, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising and coalition-building, among other things. Through the generous support of Dow, the salaries for these VISTA members to serve are being covered. We may ask affiliates to contribute some in-kind assistance such as occasional meals or help in finding housing if the VISTA is recruited from outside the affiliate region. KAB will assist with recruitment efforts. If you are interested in having a VISTA member work for your affiliate, you can click here to review a PDF of the application information. Please contact Becky Lyons at or 203.659.3028 with any questions.
Deadline: Friday, June 29,2018. Application Link.

2018 Keep America Beautiful & UPS Community Tree & Recovery Tree Planting Grants   

In 2018, The UPS Foundation is proud to offer the Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree & Recovery Tree Planting Grants.

Community Tree Planting Projects will address one or more of the following: reducing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and greenhouse gas emissions through strategic plantings; emphasizing the importance of native trees; or planting fruit trees to produce fruit for local consumption.Post-Recovery Tree Planting Projects will be given to affiliates whose communities have lost significant trees as a result of a natural disaster. These grants will focus on planting trees that have a greater likelihood of withstanding disasters ( e.g., roots hold soil and prevent erosion, lessen runoff to mitigate flooding).
Deadline: Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Information and application link

Keep America Beautiful's Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund

Keep America Beautiful's Community Restoration and Resiliency Fund benefits Keep America Beautiful Affiliates that serve communities directly affected by natural and environmental disasters. The fund provides immediate and long-term support for initial and ongoing cleanup efforts and helps rebuild vital public spaces: parks, greenways, community gateways, Main Street/downtown areas, open spaces and more. Rolling deadline.

Application link