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04/04/2022

Giant’s Healing the Planet grant program makes its return

Giant, in partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, will award $300,000 to projects aimed at improving the health and quality of waterways to help protect water resources.
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Giant Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Grants

Giant, in partnership with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, announced the relaunch of its Healing the Planet grant program.

This year, the Carlisle, Pa.-based retailer will award $300,000 to projects aimed at improving the health and quality of waterways to help protect water resources and improve the overall health of communities.

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“Last year’s grant recipients demonstrated that no matter how big or how small a project may be, you can make a difference in healing our planet,” said Jessica Groves, community impact manager at Giant. “As we again partner with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, this year we are shifting the focus to projects centered around our waterways and water conservation. Water is crucial for sustaining life, which is why we need to protect our water resources for today and for the future.”

The 2022 grant program will be accepting applications until April 28 via the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website.

Eligible projects must be located in areas where Giant operates stores, which include the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Examples of qualifying projects include stream health and water quality monitoring activities, marine debris removal, storm water/MS4 education initiatives, lake/pond ecology, watershed education activities, watershed landscape measures, rain garden, streambank restoration, erosion control, AMD remediation, rain barrels, pollution abatement, and source water protein.

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Grants will be awarded at the $2,500, $5,000 or $10,000 funding levels, and awardees will be announced in June, the organizations said.

“The health of our local waterways is intimately connected to the overall health of our communities. Our waterways provide recreation, impact our economy, connect us to neighborhoods and to each other. Healthy waterways are vital to thriving, successful communities,” said Shannon Reiter, president of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We are honored to once again partner with Giant to provide opportunities to make a difference in the health of local waterways and communities. We also want to thank all of you who ‘rounded up’ at the register. Your generosity will directly impact and protect the health and quality of local waterways.”

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