Community Development : Housing and Neighborhood Development

Keep America Beautiful

#DoBeautifulThings

four stars

90.65

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

Board Leadership
Monique Oxender
Chair

CEO
Helen Lowman
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.65 four stars
  Financial 87.13 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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

87.13

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
80.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 3.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,638,437
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $584,550
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $7,222,987
   Program Service Revenue $356,290
Total Primary Revenue $7,579,277
   Other Revenue $169,975
TOTAL REVENUE $7,749,252
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,948,653
   Administrative Expenses $602,112
   Fundraising Expenses $833,641
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,384,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-635,154
   
Net Assets $7,089,302

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$183,353 2.18% Helen Lowman President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$218,404 2.60% Mike Rogers Chief Development Officer
$199,375 2.37% Mike Rosen Senior Vice President
$196,900 2.34% Rebecca Lyons Chief Operating Officer

Mission

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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Keep America Beautiful (CT) 90.65 four stars
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Together Colorado (CO) 88.22 three stars
Citizens Committee for New York City (NY) 93.18 four stars
Enterprise Community Partners (MD) 94.66 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

Monique Oxender
Chair

CEO

Helen Lowman
President and CEO