Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has awarded a total of $150,000 in cash grants to 15 of its affiliates. For the fourth year, Waste Management (WM) provided the money for the grants.

The grants will fund “education and community involvement to support environmental stewardship,” according to KAB.

“The ambitious work of our affiliates demonstrates our mission to engage individuals in taking greater responsibility for improving their community environments,” said Matthew M. McKenna, president and CEO of KAB, in a statement. “We look forward to seeing all of these important projects come to fruition thanks to the generosity of WM’s grants program.”

“WM and KAB are committed to providing environmental solutions that make our communities cleaner and safer, and improve the quality of life,” added Barry Caldwell, a senior vice president of public affairs and communication for WM and chairman of KAB’s board. “WM is honored to be able to partner with an organization that supports its affiliates in implementing creative solutions to enhance our communities.”

For a list of the affiliates receiving grants, visit KAB’s website.