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.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Charting Impact

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

What are your strategies for making this happen?

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$275,000 3.27% Helen Lowman President, CEO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Keep America Beautiful (CT) 86.95 three stars
GrowNYC (NY) 92.92 four stars
BRING Recycling (OR) 94.00 four stars
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (PA) 93.51 four stars
Earth Day Network (DC) 90.01 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Charity Contact Info

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Steve Russell
Chair

CEO

Helen Lowman
President and CEO