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How Does Your Garden G.R.O.? Grant
Greening restores our hope, our schools, our families, our pride, our honor, our passion, our creativity, our beauty, our businesses, our vision, our economy, our lives.

Keep America Beautiful recently launched its G.R.O. (Green Restores Our …) initiative. Each year, KCB focuses on the G.R.O. initiative by providing a grant (up to $5000) to CMS schools to establish gardens on school grounds, including rain barrels and composters, providing beautification and educational opportunities for the students. 


2013 How does your garden G.R.O.? Grant cycle

If your school is interested in competing for the 2013 G.R.O. grants cycle, please submit an application and a video (DVD format) that is five minutes or less, telling KCB what your students, parents and teachers are doing to help Keep Charlotte Beautiful and submit an application.

Applications and videos for the 2013 grant program can be mailed to:

Neighborhood & Business Services
Attn: Aisha Alexander, Executive Director, Keep Charlotte Beautiful
600 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC  28202

Committee Chair: Sarah Downing


2012 G.R.O Grant winners

Albemarle Road Elementary - $3,000


Mountain Island Elementary - $1,000

Chantilly Montessori - $1,000