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Awards & Recognition

Clean streets, happy trees, buzzing pollinators, and smiling volunteers are all the recognition we need. But we’re pretty proud of the local, state, national and international awards our programs, staff, community partners, and city have received over the years. Here’s a sample of the kudos KIB has received from around the world.


ORGANIZATIONAL AWARDS

Keep America Beautiful, 2017 Affiliate Award of Excellence
Keep America Beautiful, 2015 President’s Circle Recognition Award
GuideStar, 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency
National Arbor Day Foundation, 2011 Award for Excellence in Volunteer Management


RESEARCH AWARDS

IUPUI: 2017 Charles R. Bantz Chancellor’s Community Fellowship Award
Dr. Gabriel Filippelli, recognized for work related to lead poisoning research, including citizen science involving KIB’s Urban Naturalists


GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AWARDS

World’s largest chalk pavement art display : 2017 Lilly Global Day of Service; 811 5-foot-by-5-foot squares, or 4,055 feet long
Largest painting by numbers mural : 2008 Lilly Global Day of Service; 14,300 sq. ft. created by 2,409 volunteers