Keep America Beautiful’s network of affiliate and partnering organizations is leading the way in building and sustaining vibrant communities that produce positive change. By engaging volunteers and promoting collective, local action, our dynamic network helps unlock every community’s potential. Working with students, educators, government and business leaders, and people from all walks of life, KAB has a catalyzing effect on local economies as it helps improve public places to be cleaner and more beautiful.
More and more communities are joining our movement and participating in our many community improvement programs. By instilling sustainable behaviors and community values in our youth through KAB educational programs, our affiliates and partners are developing the next generation of environmental stewards.
Keep California Beautiful also provides assistance for communities to developing Keep America Beautiful local affiliation. This is the process of creating a new non-profit division of KAB that is specifically designed to target and improve waste management issues in your community. With KCB assistance, your community has the ability to better develop a local alternative waste management and beautification program. KCB provides expertise specialized in networking state and local governments, private organizations, and non-profit organization within California. We help guide organizations, foster cooperation, motivate individuals, and lay the groundwork to achieve a Keep America Beautiful Certification as an affiliate. KCB provides assistance with the application process while additionally helping to establish new affiliates and maintain the program.
The KAB certification as a local affiliate allows for many new opportunities and advantages. Several of these include grants, in-kind donations, and special initiatives. In the past few years, KAB affiliates received grants and donations valued at more than $10 million dollars. KAB also estimates that for every $1 dollar invested, local affiliates receive $22 dollars in return. Establishing a local affiliate also provides national credibility. KAB is a longstanding organization that is recognized as a community builder and benefits affiliates through recognition. Certification provides networking opportunities where new affiliates can participate in the annual National conference, regular training seminars, and provides online collaboration tools to connect with other affiliates. Additionally, becoming a KAB affiliate provides training and educational materials, online tools, volunteer participation, powerful local impact, and opportunities to receive national awards.
Our organization remains committed to supporting and nurturing our affiliates in their effort to form a direct and intimate connection with their local communities. KAB affiliates touch people in countless ways. But it all starts with you lasting change happens when people work together.
To find information for affiliates in California visit our find your local affiliate page.
To see affiliates in the national network, you can check out the Keep America Beautiful Network Find an Affiliate page.