Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Are The Backbone of Our Work


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Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Are The Backbone of Our Work

700 strong, our nationwide network of affiliates works hard every day to clean, green, beautify and restore our nation.

What do affiliates do? Each and every year, affiliates:

  • Organize millions of volunteers
  • Educate hundreds of thousands of students and citizens
  • Plan and organize thousands of cleanup, recycling, beautification and restoration events
  • Partner with hundreds of local companies and organizations helping to clean, green, and beautify communities everywhere
  • Provide priceless work to clean and protect our waterways, roadways and open spaces

Who Are KAB Affiliates?

Keep America Beautiful is proud to be one of the premier civic organizations in the United States. Our volunteers work through a network of community-based organizations called affiliates.

These affiliates range from small, community-run organizations, all the way up to large state-wide organizations, municipal governments, and corporate partners. All of our affiliates work together with a common purpose, combining education with hands-on stewardship to address the needs of communities on an intensely local and effective level.

KAB network shared purpose and values


The purpose of KAB is to inspire and educate individuals to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment.


We believe we are better together.

  • Diversity and experience are our strengths By working together and actively leveraging the vast set of experiences, expertise and viewpoints across the KAB network, we will accomplish more and accomplish better.


Proactive collaboration.

  • Anticipate who to involve to get to a better solution and who else would benefit from the sharing of information, considering impact across the network
  • Create atmosphere where all individuals can thrive, contribute and be respected

Open, transparent and timely engagement

  • Discussion and debate are welcome
  • Active listening, seeking to understand
  • Timely and direct feedback in the moment

Aspiration, Hunger, Humility

  • Shared desire to achieve something greater than any of us can accomplish on our own
  • Roll up our sleeves to get the job done. Do what we say we are going to do.
  • Learn from errors, ask for help and forgive mistakes
  • Acknowledge different viewpoints that went into a decision and then championing collective work moving forward as “we decided”
  • Recognize and celebrating when someone else supports something that is not ideal for them individually but is in the best interest of the whole


  • Do the right thing to achieve our shared purpose.

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Affiliates In Action: Formula for Success

Since 1953, our organization has provided a replicable framework for neighborhoods, municipalities, and organizations across the nation who seek to End Littering, Improve Recycling and Beautify America’s Communities.

Using the fundamentals of the field-tested, time-proven Keep America Beautiful Model for Change System, our affiliates reach deep into communities to effect meaningful, positive and lasting change. This change is accomplished by delivering innovative, locally-focused programs that address individual community needs.

Our network of affiliates engage volunteers and promote local action, unlocking the potential in every local community.

Here are just a few examples of our amazing affiliates in action:

KAB Volunteers By The Numbers

Last year alone, over 400,000 hard-working volunteers logged more than 2.9 Million volunteer hours over the course of over 64,000 events.

What did our combined service to our communities accomplish?

 of litter and recycling collected

 cleaned of litter

of streets, roads, and highways cleaned and beautified

of rivers, lakes, wetlands and shores cleaned

planted, helping to restore communities

Affiliate Network

Individual Action Center

Partners for Change


Your generosity allows us to expand our program offerings, fund community improvement projects from coast to coast, and provide the means needed to make meaningful and lasting impact in local communities across the U.S.