Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With our powerful network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places.
Whether the place is a community garden, a city park or a vacant lot, public places provide a neutral space in which people can come together with a shared purpose of community building. By continually improving public spaces while caring for neglected ones, positive social and economic change occurs in communities across the country.
At Keep America Beautiful, education and behavior change are the cornerstones of our organization -- and our service projects are based on the knowledge and needs of local communities. We provide the right tools and resources to guide people’s understanding and actions to reduce waste, increase recycling, protect the natural areas of our communities and ensure beauty is the lasting signature.
Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. We work closely with governors, mayors and other local government and community leaders including state recycling organizations to ensure that we’re meeting the needs of local communities. We extend the reach of our initiatives and multiply the impact of our actions as we empower generations of environmental stewards.
Through our actions and impact, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.