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Window of Opportunity Grants 

Keep North Carolina Beautiful operates a grant process that is open to any 501(c)3 organization in the state of North Carolina. The grants are for beautification, replenishment and recycling projects that educate the youth of North Carolina on the impacts of preserving and enhancing our state’s environmental sustainability. The Window of Opportunity (WOO) Grants begin at $1000 each.

The 2023-24 WOO Grant process is now closed and the award winners are detailed below.

Information on the 2024-25 WOO Grants will be posted late summer 2024.


Thank you to all who have applied over the years and who have embraced beautifying their communities!

Keep North Carolina Beautiful Window Of Opportunity Grant Award Recipients 2023-2024


Awaken Childcare at Calvary Church

1504 N. Norwood Street

Wallace, NC 28466

Duplin County

Project: Outdoor Learning Area


Bailey Elementary School

6288 Pine Street

Bailey, NC 27807

Nash County

Project:Garden Beautification & Litter Cleanup/Prevention


Coltrane-Webb Stem Elementary

61 Spring Street NW Concord

Concord, NC 28025

Cabarrus County

Project: Courtyard Beautification and Pollination Garden


Cumberland Mills Elementary

2576 Hope Mills Road

Fayetteville, NC 28306

Cumberland County

Project: Pollination Garden


E.K. Powe Elementary

913 9th Street

Durham, NC 27705

Durham County

Project: Pollination Garden


HJ MacDonald Middle School

3127 Elizabeth Avenue

New Bern, NC 28560

Craven County

Project: Natural Biodiversity


Jordan High School

6806 Garrett Road

Durham, NC 27707

Durham County

Project: Azalea Garden Sustainability


Lakewood High School

245 Lakewood School Road

Salemburg, NC 28385

Sampson County

Project: Maple Magic - Japanese Maple Garden


Lead Mine Elementary

8301 Old Lead Mine Road

Raleigh, NC 28385

Wake County

Project: Roots of Resilience


Love A Sea Turtle

105 Bishop Drive

Winterville, NC 28590

Pitt County

Project: Beehaviors Initiative


Magnolia Star Sanctuary

1530 41st Street

Wilmington, NC 28403

New Hanover County

Project: Geodesic Dome


MERROW Foundation

3103 Mandy Lane

Morehead City, NC 28557

New Hanover County

Project: Beach Clean up and Restoration


New Garden Friends School

1128 New Garden Road

Greensboro, NC 27410

Guilford County

Project: Water Stream Study/Litter Reduction


North East Carolina Prep School

274 Husky Trail

Tarrboro, NC 27886

Edgecombe County

Project: Barnyard Beautification


Peterson Elementary

102 Phillips Avenue

Red Springs, NC 28377

Robeson County

Project: Affirmation Garden


Pioneer Springs Community School 

9232 Bob Beatty Road

Charlotte, NC 28269

Mecklenburg County

Project: Zen Garden


Poe Center for Health Education

224 Sunnybrook Road

Raleigh, NC 27610

Wake County

Project: Garden Restoration and Beautification


Salisbury Academy

2210 Jake Alexander Blvd. N.

Salisbury, NC 28147

Rowan County

Project: Bird Sanctuary Beautification


Socrates Academy

3909 Weddington Road

Matthews, NC 28105

Mecklenburg County

Project: Kindergarten Butterfly Garden


St. Paul Zion Church School

550 Cumnock Road

Sanford, NC 27330

Lee County

Project: Memorial Garden Beautification


Woodson Branch Nature School

1455 Highway 25/70

Marshall, NC 28753

Madison County

Project: Native Pollination Garden


YWCA of Asheville

185 S French Broad Avenue

Asheville, NC 28801

Buncombe County

Project: Vegetable Gardens


Window of Opportunity
2023/24 Grant Application Process

Keep North Carolina Beautiful operates a grant process annually that is open to any 501(c) 3 organization in the state of North Carolina. The grants are for beautification, replenishment and recycling projects that educate the youth of North Carolina on the impacts of preserving and enhancing our state’s environmental sustainability. The grants begin at $1000.00 each.


Window of Opportunity Grants (WOO) are for specific projects with a time-line and completion date. A Letter of Commitment is required from the organization’s principal or director.  The applicant needs to complete the application and attach a PDF file with the scope of work, line-item budget, and project time-line. The project outline also must be submitted with the completed Letter of Commitment. Once the entity receives a grant, an expense report must be submitted to KNCB with an itemized list of expenditures totaling the grant awarded. In addition, photos of the project site prior to the project beginning, during the project and at completion of the project are requested.


The application period for the 2023-24 grants ran from August 15 through November 30, 2023.  Grant awards were posted on January 31, 2024. Grants will be presented in March and April of 2024.

The timeline for the 2024-25 WOO Grant applications will be announced in late summer 2024.

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