Keep America Beautiful Affiliation: A Valuable Partnership

Creating a Keep America Beautiful (KAB) affiliate in your community brings the power and experience of the nation’s largest community improvement network to your town or city. From America’s largest metropolitan centers to the farming communities of the heartland and everywhere in between, KAB affiliates are combining education with hands-on stewardship to make their communities cleaner, greener, safer, and more livable. In fact, KAB affiliates return an average of $34 for every $1 invested by local government or businesses.


Rather than going it alone, why not learn from the collective experience of nearly 600 KAB affiliates across the U.S.? The benefits of forming a KAB affiliate include:

Opportunities for Grants and In-Kind Donationsbenefits of forming a KAB affiliate

KAB’s partnership with government agencies and the business community provides significant financial support to KAB affiliates. These competitive grants promote volunteerism, beautification, community greening, litter prevention, recycling, waste reduction, and more. In the past few years, KAB affiliates have received grants and in-kind services valued at more than $12 million. These grants allow affiliates to further KAB’s mission to build and sustain vibrant communities. Get more details at

Training & Tools

KAB’s professional staff guides the development of every affiliate through the certification process. This includes a half-day on-site pre-certification workshop, help establishing a local board of directors, goal setting, and a second half-day certification training. Ongoing support is available through KAB’s annual conference and educational webinars, as well as hands-on support from the state-level affiliate, Keep Massachusetts Beautiful.

National Credibility & Support

With more than 50 years of strategic partnerships, public service advertising, and nationally recognized programs, KAB attracts national attention that directly benefits affiliates. Support from Keep Massachusetts Beautiful or KAB is only a phone call or email away.

To learn more about the benefits of forming a KAB affiliate, or to request an onsite presentation, contact us.