Keep Oakland Beautiful

Because keeping Oakland beautiful is everybody's business

OAKLAND, CA   |  www.keepoaklandbeautiful.org

Mission

To keep Oakland sustainably beautiful, clean, green, and litter free through community engagement, education, and volunteer action. We sponsor beautification projects and cleanups throughout Oakland. Keep Oakland Beautiful is affiliated with Keep America Beautiful, and has achieved President's Circle status.

Ruling year info

2018

Chair

Camyle Allen

Vice Chair

Grant Chen

Main address

PO BOX 22015

OAKLAND, CA 94623 USA

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EIN

82-5359377

NTEE code info

Environmental Beautification (C50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Keep Oakland Beautiful's mission is to create and sustain a beautiful, clean, green, litter-free Oakland through education, community engagement, and volunteer action.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Small Grants

We provide micro-grants of up to $800 to individuals and groups for beautification projects in public spaces throughout the city of Oakland.

Our most recognizable projects are mosaic trash cans, but we have also sponsored murals, free little libraries, and a variety of beautification efforts.

These efforts can be transformational, turning a neglected or blighted area into one that people want to maintain over time.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide daffodil bulbs and poppy seeds to individuals and groups who are willing to plant them in open spaces throughout Oakland.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We arrange cleanups of various creeks in Oakland that feed directly into the San Francisco Bay.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We coordinate volunteer cleanups at various sites, focusing particularly on areas that drain into our watershed.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal is to inspire and educate people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment, with the ultimate goal of a litter-free Oakland.

Keep Oakland Beautiful helps facilitate and fund a number of projects annually that aid in beautification, clean air, and a litter-free Oakland.

KOB Small Grants Program: Every year, KOB funds several small projects throughout Oakland by providing up to $800 in grants. These projects have included gardens, science projects, native flower planting, murals, and mosaic trash cans.

Daffodil Days: Annually, KOB invites groups and individuals throughout the city to request daffodil and native bulbs to plant throughout the city. Applications typically open at the end of summer and bulbs are distributed in the fall.

Great American Cleanup: The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement movement that launches more than 30,000 programs with 1,200 Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations convening millions of volunteers. Volunteers participate in a variety of activities focused on waste reduction, recycling, beautification and community greening.

Litter Prevention Awareness: In the spirit of Keep America Beautiful’s long and successful history of anti-litter public service announcements, such as the iconic “crying Indian” campaign launched on Earth Day 1971, Keep Oakland Beautiful focuses on the power of advertising in Oakland in support of litter awareness and prevention and to address a serious problem our city faces with illegal dumping.

Keep Oakland Beautiful has a committed group of volunteer board members and a robust volunteer network that are dedicated to beautifying Oakland. Additionally, KOB is supported financially by individuals and businesses throughout the community.

Keep Oakland Beautiful helps facilitate and fund a number of projects annually that aid in beautification, clean air, and a litter-free Oakland. These projects will continue as long as there is need for them.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Keep Oakland Beautiful

Board of directors
as of 3/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Camyle Allen


Board co-chair

Grant Chen

Margo Brooks

Adriana Lewis

FranCine Gadsen

Nisha Chuhan

Maya Walker

Sarah LaRock

Shannon Fiala

Erin Pressman

Nick Sheehan

Katie Boyer

Christina Porter

Caitlin Ryan

Debbie Lei

Ricquel Lewis

Aby Castro

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/25/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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