Support comes in a multitude of ways, and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful needs and welcomes all of them. Shop, donate, volunteer, advocate, and act with KIB.
For Today for the Future.
KIB is a careful steward of its resources. That is reflected in the highest possible ratings from watchdog groups that examine our fiscal responsibility and transparency.
GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Check out our profile here: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/31-1005792
Charity Navigator Four-Star Charity. Check out our profile here: https://www.charitynavigator.org/ein/311005792
How to Donate
YOU HELP NEIGHBORS AND NATURE THRIVE IN INDIANAPOLIS
Your gift plants trees and native habitats, makes cleanups possible, creates nature spaces for elementary schools, and connects thousands of residents and volunteers to our amazing city.
Even better? When you become a monthly donor, you’re an ongoing part of creating sustainable, beautiful environments for people and nature in Indianapolis.
KIB has earned Guidestar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest rating possible.
Write a Check
Make your check payable to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and mail to:
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
1029 Fletcher Avenue, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Monthly Giving: Join the KIB Guild
Give the gift of a tree planted in Indianapolis! We’ll mail a card to your recipients to let them know that you’ve supported the planting of a tree in their honor or in memory of a loved one. Contact Hayley Brayer for more information.
When you make a contribution of $100 or more to KIB, we will plant a tree and send a beautiful card to your recipient, to let them know that you’ve supported the planting of a tree in their honor, in celebration, or in memory of a loved one.
Just fill out the form, and then go to Donate Now to process your gift! You will receive a personalized card to present to your gift recipient.
- How much does each tree cost KIB?
Each large, native Indiana tree costs $100 on average.
- Where will the trees be planted?
Each tree will be planted on Indianapolis public land (in a neighborhood, or park, or right-of-way), to grow and benefit us all.
- When will trees be planted?
Trees will be planted in the spring and fall (during KIB’s planting seasons), at regularly scheduled KIB tree planting projects. You are welcome to attend one of our plantings to help plant “your” tree,” and then you can come back to watch it thrive! Go here to view upcoming KIB tree planting projects.
- Who will plant the trees?
KIB volunteers will plant the trees.
Note: KIB’s Legacy Tree program does not provide plaques or other memorial items — rather, proceeds of your gift go directly to supporting a beautiful, large, Indiana native tree. KIB cares for trees until they are established, for a 2-3 year period after planting; tree care either occurs through an agreement with our planting project partner, or directly through KIB’s Youth Tree Team, if the tree is in a public place.
Be on the lookout for in-kind donation ideas, such as mulch, plant material, tools, or even advertising! In-kind donations are resources that help KIB achieve its mission.
To discuss your possible in-kind donation, please contact Ben Shine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about donating stock (and how to take advantage of significant tax benefits), please contact Ben Shine at email@example.com or 317-264-7555 x516.
Planned giving provides substantial tax advantages to donors and leaves a lasting legacy in the community. Our Development Team can work with you and your financial advisor to create a planned gift that best fits you.
Consider making a gift to the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Maintenance Fund to help KIB support lasting, beautiful places that impact neighborhoods throughout the city.
For more information, please contact Ben Shine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-7555 x516.
Birthday Facebook Fundraiser
Have you seen fundraisers on Facebook? Start one of your own to support KIB. It’s simple, and you can invite your friends to join!
- Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
- Click Raise Money.
- Select Nonprofit/Charity.
- Select Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, choose a cover photo, and fill in the fundraiser details.
- Click Create.
Host a Fundraising Event
If you have a knack for event planning, consider hosting a KIB fundraising event at your home, work, school, or neighborhood park! The sky’s the limit for fundraising ideas, so let your creativity run wild. Our donors have hosted pollinator counts, cocktail parties, picnics, kickball tournaments, bike-to-work days, giveaways, game nights, and more.
To begin planning your event and sign up to receive your KIB fundraising kit, contact Ben Shine at email@example.com or 317-264-7555 x516.
Are you interested in providing an opportunity for your employees to support KIB’s work through monthly or quarterly payroll deductions?
Contact Ben Shine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-7555 x516. for more information.
Support KIB While You Shop!
When you purchase your nontoxic, bagless, delivered-straight-to-your-yard mulch from Haulstr, they’ll donate $5 per yard of every order back to KIB.
Enroll in Kroger’s Community Rewards program and select KIB as the organization you want to support. You’ll earn rewards for us every time you shop and use your Plus Card.
Company Donation and Volunteer Hours Match
Have your company match your donation and volunteer hours.
Did you know that many companies like Roche, Eli Lilly & Company, and Starbucks will match the donations that their employees make to nonprofits? Some also match their employees’ volunteer hours! Check with your company’s human resources department to find out about its matching-gift policy. Contact Ben Shine at email@example.com or 317-264-7555 x516 for more information.
Does your company provide materials that could be useful to KIB programs? In-kind donations such as mulch, native plants, tools, construction or design work, or even advertising are resources that help KIB achieve its mission.
To discuss your possible in-kind donation, please contact Ben Shine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-264-7555 x516.
COMPANY VOLUNTEER FAIRS
We would love to share more about KIB with your employees! Contact our Volunteer Program Manager to invite us over.