Gateway Streetscape Foundation, Inc. (Gateway) was formed in 1991 from a Beautification Committee at the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce. Since 1993, Gateway has been a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. Gateway is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of no less than nine (9) or more then fifteen (15) Directors. A partnership between the City of Martinsville and Henry County funds the organization along with the generosity of our members and donators.
Gateway Streetscape Foundation works to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Henry County and the City of Martinsville. Our key focus areas are beautification (through a planned and coordinated approach to planting and landscaping) and community clean-up. We want our community partners to not only stop littering, but pick up others' trash! Help us reduce, reuse and recycle items, and help us with our regularly scheduled clean-up events.
Gateway is committed to improving the aesthetic beauty and appeal of the Martinsville-Henry County community through the orderly planting of trees, shrubs and flowers. We further promote environmental stewardship, which includes recycling, reducing, reusing, and litter control.
Grants Awarded to Gateway Streetscape Foundation, Inc.:
Feb 17, 2013
over 3 months to "Put litter in its place"
Dec 13, 2007
over 1 year for the Uptown Beautification Enhancement Program. This is Phase II of a project that focuses on improving the physical appearance of Uptown and the Uptown biking and walking trail, thus impacting Martinsville and Henry County's self-image and appearance to visitors and potential investors. The primary objective of this project is to aid broader economic development and community revitalization efforts by making Martinsville Uptown a more desirable visit and do business.
Aug 6, 2005
over 1 year to help maximize uptown as an important regional asset for Martinsville's future. 3 agencies, the Martinsville Uptown Revitalization Association, the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society, and the Gateway Streetscape Foundation, Inc., plan to pool and apply their Harvest Foundation grants, strengths and interests to address the revitalization of Uptown Martinsville. This will be done through a series of greening efforts, market analyses and small business development programs.
May 25, 2004
over 2 years to expand the greening program, utilizing inmate labor for litter and landscape beautification projects on public land.
Dec 9, 2003
over 1 year for a greenhouse and equipment to expand the capabilities and effectiveness of the urban greening program.