Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

aka Keep America Beautiful

Stamford, CT

Mission

Keep America Beautiful, the nation's iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, we strive to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America's Communities. We believe everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision. Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. The organization is driven by more than 600 state and local affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities and government officials.

Ruling Year

1955

President & CEO

Ms. Helen Lowman

Main Address

1010 Washington Blvd 3rd Floor

Stamford, CT 06901 USA

Keywords

community improvement, volunteerism, litter prevention, graffiti prevention, beautification, America, recycling, solid waste management, sustainability, quality of life, waste reduction, KAB

EIN

13-1761633

 Number

5499034412

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Beautification (C50)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Recycling (C27)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Keep America Beautiful strives to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America's Communities.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Great American Cleanup

Cigarette Litter Prevention Program

America Recycles Day

National Planting Day

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Keep America Beautiful, the nation's iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.

Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America's Communities.

Behavior change – steeped in education, research and behavioral science – is the cornerstone of Keep America Beautiful. We empower generations of community stewards with volunteer programs, hands-on experiences, curricula, practical advice and other resources to deliver measurable environmental, economic and social benefits. The organization is driven by more than 600 state and local affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, social and civic service organizations, academia, municipalities and government officials, who champion environmentally healthy, socially connected, and economically sound communities.

Keep America Beautiful offers solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and improve recycling, generate positive impact on local economies and inspire generations of environmental stewards. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment. Keep America Beautiful brings people together to transform public spaces into beautiful places.

Indicators include metrics on volunteer hours, community education, solid waste collected, pounds of material recycled, trees and gardens planted, among community beautification measurements.

Keep America Beautiful also measures local economic impact: for every $1 invested in community improvement by local government, nearly $24 in measurable benefits is returned through our actions.

2016 Impact:
-600 affiliates coast to coast
-6.4 million volunteers and participants
-7.86 volunteer hours donated
-$157 million in measurable benefits to communities
-117 million lbs. of items collected for recycling or reusing
-$116 million in PSA donated media
-$12+ million total grants and in-kind services over previous six years
-60,500 community improvement events
-132,700 educator workshop attendees
-40.9 million lbs. of litter and debris collected
-52% average reduction in cigarette butt litter
-1.9 million K-12, college students and faculty engaged in programs

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Financials

Keep America Beautiful, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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