Keep Ohio Beautiful - Painting Grant

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Sherwin-Williams is pleased again to announce their partnership with Keep Ohio Beautiful in support of the Keep Ohio Beautiful Paint Grant Program. This wonderful grant is designed to provide affiliates & community groups with supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful through the application of Sherwin-Williams paint along with supporting volunteers. The grant-awarded community projects will have through October 1 to complete their projects. The five (5) grant awardees (will be awarded one per Sherwin-Williams district in Ohio), along with their volunteers will be eligible for up to 40 gallons of Sherwin-Williams exterior paint. 

The Keep Ohio Beautiful Painting Grant is available to any Keep Ohio Beautiful Certified Affiliate in good standing.   Sherwin-Williams will select winning projects from the applications submitted; private property owners and individual applicants cannot apply.   

Applications must meet the following requirements to be considered: 

  • One building per application
  • Proof of liability insurance
  • Signed permission to paint from building owner, history of building
  • Two before photos
  • How this grant will have a positive impact on local community
  • Agreement to provide a final report with “after” photos
  • Must provide project plans (surface-prep plan, safety plan, communication/awareness plan)
  • Must have a local budget of $300 or in-kind donations for tools and safety equipment
  • Should include number of volunteers needed to complete project 

Paint Grant applications open February 1st and close on April 1st.  Grants will be awarded May 15th. The winners will be able to paint from June 1st through October 1st.  A final reporting form with photos will be due on November 1st. Applications may be submitted electronically or by fax or by mail. (Photos must be submitted electronically!)  

To download the application, click here. To download the permission form, click here.
For more information, please visit Any additional questions can be answered by Michael Mennett, Keep Ohio Beautiful, at 330-338-8328 or