Who we are

Our mission is to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive™.

  • Celebrating 40 years of keeping indy beautiful
    Celebrating 40 years of keeping indy beautiful

    KIB is woven into the fabric of this city, and truly thousands of volunteers could tell our story in a myriad of ways. While much of the work we do today differs compared to our first days in 1976, we’ve preserved our core essence, while regularly stimulating progress toward the thriving of Indy’s people, its neighborhoods, and its environment.

    We have a travel writer, civic volunteers and a populist mayor to thank for being here. Click here to read how we got our start, and join us as we create a cleaner, greener, more beautiful future.


  • What We Do
    What We Do

    Each year, KIB supports an average of 500 community improvement projects with more than 30,000 volunteers. For the past three decades, we’ve partnered with neighborhoods, the public sector, and Indianapolis community groups and businesses to achieve our vision for a beautiful city.

  • Our Vision

    Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. sees a vibrant city, with every neighborhood landscape thriving and well, and its people empowered, mobilized, and devoted toward that vision. The result: a city defined by strong neighborhoods; inspired places; and a clean, flourishing environment.

    Founded in 1976 as Indianapolis Clean City, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful changed its name in 1997, to better reflect its efforts in the community. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is a 501c(3), private, not-for-profit organization, and an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB), the national organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty and environment in American communities.

  • Our Values
    Our Values

    As we grow as an organization, it has become more and more important to openly define our core values from which we develop our culture, our brand, and our strategies to keep Indy beautiful. These are the six core values that we live by: teamwork, responsibility, excellence, openness, balance, and joy.