John Boehm Youth Grant
John Boehm was a citizen of Lewisville and one of the original founders of Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB). One of John Boehm's passions was to empower youth groups to take greater responsibility for enhancing their community environment. To honor John's years of service to the community, KLB donates $2,000 a year to help youth groups complete community service projects in Lewisville.
WHO: The John Boehm Youth Grant will be given to adult sponsored youth groups with 5 or more youth participants.
WHAT: Projects shall reflect one or more of the following KLB Goals: (1) Litter Prevention. (2) Beautification/Community Improvement. (3) Waste Reduction/Resource Conservation. (4) Environmental Education.
GRANT RANGE/GEOGRAPHIC AREA:It is the policy of KLB to fund projects located within the city limits of Lewisville.
WHEN: Application deadlines and award dates are as follows:
Quarter 1: Spring- Applications are due March 1, winner will be awarded April 1
Quarter 2: Summer- Applications are due June 1, winner will be awarded July 1
Quarter 3: Autumn- Applications are due September 1, winner will be awarded October 1
Quarter 4: Winter- Applications are due December 1, winner will be awarded January 1
WHAT ELSE?: A brief Project Report is required within 10 days of the project completion. The report shall include before and after photographs of the project, a brief description of the project, what was learned, the number of volunteer hours it took to complete the project, the number of education hours, both the start and end dates of the project, and a sign in sheet listing all project participants and their ages. In addition, project specifications should be included in the report as they pertain to your project–for example: the number of plants that were planted, number of recycling bins installed, garden measurements in square feet, etc. If you have any questions about what to include in your report, please contact the KLB office at 972-538-5949 and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Please note that applications are due in the KLB office by 5pm on the deadline date. Applications recieved after 5pm will be saved for consideration in the next quarter. All projects are voted upon by the KLB board of directors. In the case of multiple applicants during one quarter, all applicants that do not win can reapply each following quarter for funding.
Third Quarter October 2017 Grant Winner: Matthew Glassman
October 2017: Keep Lewisville Beautiful awarded local Boy Scout Matthew Glassman a $500 John Boehm Youth Grant to create pollinator garden at the Senior Center at Memorial Park as part of his Eagle Scout project. Glassman worked with the City of Lewisville, Keep Lewisville Beautiful, Site One Landscape Supply, and local scouts, who contributed 243 volunteer hours planning and installing the new landscape for residents to enjoy. Glassman planted several native plants to help sustain pollinators and beautify the area for years to come. Keep Lewisville Beautiful would like to thank Glassman and commend him for his hard work in designing, planning, and installing this pocket pollinator garden.