The KCB board members select a neighborhood, nonprofit or school to participate in the beautification grant program through a competitive scoring process. This program was created to fund small beautification projects that enhance the quality of life in Charlotte neighborhoods. There is no cost to participate, however, it is necessary for grantees to volunteer and maintain the project after completion. Any neighborhood, homeowner association, nonprofit or school in the City of Charlotte is eligible to apply.
Any beautification project that will make a long lasting or permanent impact to a neighborhood is eligible. Some examples of acceptable projects include, but are not limited to: tree planting, neighborhood entrance signs, landscaping, public art installation, neighborhood park improvements and community gardens.
A maximum amount of $5,000 is awarded each year.
Congratulations to our 2014 Beautification Grant Winners!
2013: Piedmont Middle School-Schoolyard Habitat Classroom and Beautification Art Project
2013: Commonwealth Park Form Problems to Park
Thanks to the Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful Think Green Grant, additional funds have been granted to both Piedmont Middle School and Commonwealth Park. Click here for more information.
2012: Cannonbridge Subdivision
2012: Coulwood Community
2011: Madison Park Neighborhood
Re-established an overgrown community rose garden on the grounds of Pinewood Elementary School. Improvements to the garden included removing weeds that had grown throughout the garden, planting more rose bushes, creation of a path from the sidewalk through the garden, and placing a marker that honors where the previous Pinewood Elementary School stood.