Adopt-a-Neighborhood is a beautification grant program offered by Keep Charlotte Beautiful. At the beginning of each year, the KCB board members select a neighborhood(s) to participate in their neighborhood adoption 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 for the neighborhood to participate, however, it is necessary for neighbors to volunteer and maintain the project after completion. Any neighborhood or homeowner association in the City of Charlotte is eligible to apply.
Keep Charlotte Beautiful accepts applications for beautification projects ranging from $500 - $5,000. A maximum amount of $5,000 will be awarded each year.
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.
2013 Adopt-A-Neighborhood - Congratulations Piedmont Middle School!
The deadline to apply for the 2013 Adopt-a-Neighborhood program has passed. Please contact email@example.com
if you would like information about applying for the 2014 program.
Piedmont IB Middle School, under the leadership of PTA president, Linda McGhee, received a grant for $2,500 to create the “Schoolyard Habitat Classroom and Beautification Art Project”. This grant will support Phase II of an existing project. Phase I was completed two years ago, which included planted flowers, rose bushes and shrubs along East 10th Street.
Phase II will include mosaic artwork that will represent native plants and wildlife from three regions of North Carolina, planters with ledges for seating and a wildlife habitat. The school has received in-kind support from Happy Box Architecture and the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.
All work will be completed by students, parents and community volunteers that are part of the Piedmont Middle School Landscape Committee.
Some examples of projects completed in recent years have included:
2012: Cannonbridge Subdivision - Grant Award of $800
- The project included beautifying the neighborhood entranceway by adding plants and bushes to the area. Lowe’s will be providing materials at a discounted cost.
2012: Coulwood - Grant Award of $4,200
- The project included the development of a community garden nature park and a butterfly and bird sanctuary. The new park accommodates disabled residents and children.
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.
2010: Wilmore Neighborhood
- Included beautification for a stretch of tall weeds and overgrowth on the block where their neighborhood entrance sign is located. The overgrowth was removed, mulch was put into place, and several varieties of decorative shrubs were planted along an 80 foot-long area behind the neighborhood entrance.
Committee Chair: Stephen Ashworth