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Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is a nonprofit with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, we work with about 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects, such as tree plantings, litter cleanups, greenspace creation, mural painting, and habitat restoration.

Our staff is happy provide information and interviews about the work we do in our community. Please reach out to Jenny Jones, Director of Marketing, at jjones@kibi.org or 317.264.7555 x135.

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Volunteers step up to clean up waste on Earth Day

INDIANAPOLIS – Earth Day is a time for people across the globe to come together to show support for protecting our planet and the environment.

In Indiana, communities across the state participated in clean-up events as part of Earth Day celebrations. One of those events happened in a local neighborhood on the northwest side of Indianapolis.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, a local nonprofit, teamed up with the Eagledale Neighborhood Association for the Great Indy Cleanup at Bowman Park. This is an area that is known to have a lot of litter as well as a site for illegal dumping of construction material, furniture, and other household items.

Litter is getting cleaned up along 20 of Indy's busiest roads

INDIANAPOLIS — Litter is getting cleaned up along some of the busiest roads across Indianapolis by a group known as "The Clean Team."

"So we've been deploying people where it's most needed," Jeremy Kranowitz, President & CEO of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful said.

Mayor Joe Hogsett Plants Indy's 30,000th Tree, Marking Major Milestone in City's Increasing Sustainability and Resilience Goals

INDIANAPOLIS -- Mayor Joe Hogsett, the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability and local nonprofit Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) gathered today to plant the 30,000th new tree in Indianapolis, celebrating the completion of a critical goal in Thrive Indianapolis as well as Indy’s 35 th official Tree City USA designation. Photos from the event are included below.

The 30,000 trees included in this tally have been planted within Marion County public right-of-way since the benchmark in 2018 and include trees planted by the Department of Public Works as well as those planted via the City's partnership with KIB, IUPUI, Downtown Indy, trees planted via Citizen Energy Group's 10,000 Trees Initiative with KIB, and AES Indiana's Trees For Indy program. The specific tree species chosen for the plantings are always native so as to best support the natural local ecosystem, yellow poplars, Indiana's official state tree.


STAMFORD, Conn. (February 1, 2023) – Keep America Beautiful® is proud to announce our next Affiliate of the Month. In this KAB initiative, we feature the great work being done in our network of 700 certified affiliates. Our Affiliate of the Month for January 2023 is Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is being recognized for the Innovation Awards they received from KAB in 2020 and 2021. The Keep America Beautiful Innovation Award salutes affiliates that have created innovative partnerships and programs to further the mission of Keep America Beautiful.

Lilly Day of Service brings out hundred of employees to help cleanup, brighten Indianapolis community

There will be different sites around Indianapolis where 950 Lilly employees will be doing 19 different projects to help spiff up parts of the town on Thursday as part of the Lilly Global Day of Service.

Every year, Lilly employees volunteer in local communities around the world through our Global Day of Service.


Lilly Endowment Inc. funds KIB to Tackle Litter

Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) a $3.78 million grant to mobilize efforts to clean up litter along several busy streets and waterways in Indianapolis, furthering KIB’s mission to create and maintain vibrant public places where people and nature thrive.


Keep America Beautiful: Vision for America 2021

Since 1986, the Keep America Beautiful® Vision for America awards have recognized companies and individuals who lead and drive actionable change toward renewable transformation.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating Community” and launches our visionary 5-year plan to host the largest community celebration in America. We want you to get to know about Keep America Beautiful and our over 700 affiliates.

Thousands of new city trees to go where data shows they’re needed most

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, which plants 3,000 to 4,000 trees in the city each year, has been collecting and gathering data to help guide its planting plans for more than a dozen years. Now, it is digging even deeper into that data and working even more closely with city government to make sure those plans bene􀀁t all areas of the city in a more equitable way.

Lime Partners with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to Support Revitalization and Community Engagement in Indianapolis

Lime users will be able to round up ride costs to support Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's work maintaining a vibrant and inviting city.


The Indiana Fever will team with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), an environmental and community nonprofit, to plant 20 trees to help beautify Indianapolis and celebrate its contribution to the city through its first 20 seasons in the WNBA.

Roche Employees to Take Part in Ninth Annual Day of Service

Roche Employees Will Take Part in Ninth Annual Day of Service This Friday by Planting 150 Trees with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) in Broad Ripple-area Storm water Basin and Park Beautification.

KIB's Great Indy Cleanup in Christian Park

My Christian Park Neighborhood to “Spring Clean” with the Help of Over 550 Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Volunteers this Saturday.

IUPUI to plant 50 trees on campus with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

IUPUI to plant 50 trees on campus with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary and Arbor Day.

KIB Participates in City Nature Challenge 2019


NextGear Capital employees to volunteer with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful in second annual Day of Service

NextGear Capital employees to volunteer with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful in second annual Day of Service 

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful kicks off the Great Indy Cleanup with 4 weekends of community involvement

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) and City partner with thousands of Indy residents to pick up litter and beautify communities.