Free Paint for Community Groups to Improve Local Structures

Digital Reporter – Jeff Bohen


With many communities in the revitalization mode Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is offering an opportunity for free paint to local tax exempt organizations in the state.

Applications are being accepted through June 28 for the 2019 Fresh Paint Days, effort a spokesperson for the agency said.

Eight grants of up to 20 gallons of exterior paint and a gift card for painting supplies will be awarded to non- profits in the state.  This event is held in partnership with support from BEHR Paint and Home Depot. 

“Through our partnership with BEHR and The Home Depot, Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania empowers
community groups to take a direct role in community revitalization efforts,” explains Shannon Reiter,
President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is pleased to continue offering this
free program to community groups who want to revitalize their communities’ one structure at a time. It is
a valuable program and I want to encourage community groups in Pennsylvania to take full advantage of
this great opportunity.”

Credit: Keep PA Beautiful

Groups will have 30 days in September to complete their projects and  selected grantees must meet the following requirements to be considered.

-Only one building per application, proof of liability insurance, signed permission to paint from the building owner and two before photos of the intended project.

-Selected grantees must also agree to select a color from the BEHR paint line and provide a final report with photos capturing the work in progress, as well as after photos.

“At BEHR Paint, we believe in doing the right thing and we’re on a mission to make a difference in the
communities where we live and work. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is an amazing organization and everyone
in the community is enriched by their Fresh Paint Days efforts. We are proud to once again be partnering
with them to help beautify communities across the state,” said Drew Hatcher, Contract Management
Director at BEHR Paint.”

Applications must be received by June 28, 2019 and grants will be awarded in July.  For more information or to download the application click here 

Questions can be answered by Michelle Dunn, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Program Coordinator, at 877-
772-3673 ext. 113 or md***@ke*************.org.

The Fresh Paint Days Pennsylvania grant is available to any tax-exempt group within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Private property owners or individual applicants cannot apply.

Visit Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for a list of grant winners from previous years here.

About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and
beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed over 141 million
pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests, and waterways. To learn more
about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit