Spruce Up the 'Berg Grants

With much success in its inaugural year, the Foundation is thrilled to announce that $100,000 has been allocated for Spruce Up the ‘Berg projects in 2024. The program is designed to encourage Muhlenberg County residents to make a difference in their own neighborhoods and downtowns by beautifying or reimagining public spaces. A listing of last year’s projects can be found here. The Foundation welcomes applications from individuals and organizations including local governments, faith-based organizations, 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, as well as informal resident-led individuals or groups that will partner with the groups above as fiscally sponsored projects.

While applications have closed for fiscal year, 2024,  you can Click here to download a copy of the application.  Questions about applying for Spruce Up the 'Berg grants should be directed to the Foundation’s Director of Grants, Meredith Zahirovic, at 270-977-9194 or meredithz@cflouisville.org.

In 2023, the program's inaugural year, 30 spruce initiatives received awards across various parts of the county, with projects taking place over the course of the year.  The 2024 Spruce up the 'Berg grant recipients will be announced in late May.

 A full list of projects which received funding in the 2023 inaugural year is included below.

  • Airport Signage & Landscaping
  • Ag Center Fencing & Ticketing Booth
  • Awakening Community Church Coffin Building Removal
  • Barn Quilts Around the ‘Berg
  • Beechmont Ballpark Cleanup
  • Bremen Picnic Area Enhancements
  • Career Advancement Center Signage
  • Central City Elementary School Landscaping
  • Central City Elementary School Outdoor Classroom Creation
  • Central City Vacant Building Landscaping & Mural
  • Cleaton Clean-Up Day
  • 4-H Garden Updates
  • Graham Clean-Up Day
  • Greenville Elementary School Outdoor Classroom Creation
  • Greenville Informational Kiosk
  • Greenville Building Wing Mural Creation
  • Powderly Entrance Signage
  • Powderly Park Landscaping
  • Lake Malone State Park Boat Dock Mural
  • LuRay Park Cleanup
  • LuRay Park Signage
  • Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center Signage
  • PACS Senior Center Landscaping
  • Palace Theatre Marquee & Lobby Improvements
  • Renaissance Center Student Mural Creation
  • South Elementary School Courtyard Updates
  • Spring Ridge School Upgrades at Paradise Park (Powderly)
  • Spruce Up the Caboose/Rails to Trails Improvement
  • Terry Vick Park (Cleaton) Updates