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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Keep America Beautiful

#DoBeautifulThings

three stars

86.95

1010 Washington Boulevard Stamford, CT 06901
tel: (203) 659-3000   Web Site
EIN: 13-1761633

Board Leadership
Steve Russell
Chair

CEO
Helen Lowman
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.95 three stars
  Financial 83.38 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives 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.

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. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives 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.

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Financial

three stars

83.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keep America Beautiful on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Keep America Beautiful on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 94.00 four stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars
GrowNYC (NY) 92.92 four stars
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PA) 93.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,815,418
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $627,143
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,442,561
   Program Service Revenue $459,879
Total Primary Revenue $7,902,440
   Other Revenue $314,084
TOTAL REVENUE $8,216,524
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,841,097
   Administrative Expenses $908,933
   Fundraising Expenses $657,027
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,407,057
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-190,533
   
Net Assets $6,611,227

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Great American Cleanup $807,559 11.8%
Cigarette Litter Prevention Program $663,204 9.7%
Lowe's Community Impact Grant Program $623,133 9.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 86.95 three stars
2017-12 02/01/2019 90.65 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 86.77 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 90.57 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.72 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.14 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 92.45 four stars
2012-12 03/01/2014 86.78 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 91.02 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 89.62 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 93.00 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.07 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 95.39 four stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 96.00 four stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 98.29 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 96.00 four stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 81.37 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 82.43 three stars
2003-12 10/01/2004 71.15 two stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 65.03 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 13-1761633
Name in IRS Master File KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL INC
NTEE Code C50
NTEE Classification Environmental Beautification and Aesthetics
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1955
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$275,000 3.27% Helen Lowman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
Center for Creative Land Recycling (CA) 88.64 three stars
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PA) 93.51 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 90.01 four stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 94.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Keep America Beautiful
1010 Washington Boulevard
Stamford, CT 06901
tel: (203) 659-3000
fax: (203) 659-3001
EIN: 13-1761633

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Board Leadership

Steve Russell
Chair

CEO

Helen Lowman
President and CEO

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