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Who We Are

Mission & History

Cincinnati is Beautiful. We are committed to keeping it that way. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful empowers people to build community and create a positive future through neighborhood revitalization, education, and mobilization. Our grassroots network of neighbors, sponsors, and volunteers put passion to work creating safer, cleaner spaces and a higher quality of life for everyone.

Since 1978 we have helped to keep Cincinnati clean, green and beautiful. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful was incorporated in June 1978 as Clean Cincinnati Inc.; our name was changed in 1993 to reflect our affiliation with Keep America Beautiful. While our mission has stayed the same the work we do has grown to include five programs; Great American Cleanup, Environmental Services, Green Space, Arts, and Education.

The programs are a catalyst for change, transforming under-served neighborhoods and empowering communities to create vibrant spaces that unite our city. In just the past 10 years we have educated 200,000+ children, planted 100,000+ trees and flowers, coordinated 120,000+ volunteers and painted 1,000+ buildings. Perhaps our greatest impact is what people don’t see, like, the eight million pounds of litter and 42,000+ tires collected, 7,000+ graffiti tags removed and dozens of illegal dumpsites shut down. These efforts create a better today and a brighter tomorrow for all who call Greater Cincinnati home.


Proud partner of the City of Cincinnati's Department of Public Services


Our Impact This Year

  • Children Educated


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Pounds of Litter & Debris Collected


  • Clean Up Events


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    Nippert Foundation
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    Cincinnati Tool Bank logo

    Cincinnati Tool Bank Logo

  • Cincinnati Bell
    Cincinnati Bell
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