Keep Cincinnati Beautiful

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Keep Cincinnati Beautiful Inc.
Today’s Date: * Monday, August 19, 2019
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 310948219
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1978
Address *

1115 Bates Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Matt Trokan
Your Title * Development Manager
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 352-4387
Executive Director’s Name * Jonathan Adee
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
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.

For 41 years we have helped to keep Cincinnati clean, green, and beautiful. Our work has grown to include five programs: Arts, Education, Environmental Services, Great American Cleanup, and Green Space. The programs are a catalyst for change, transforming underserved neighborhoods and empowering communities to create vibrant spaces that unite our city. In just the past 10 years we have educated 200,000+ children, coordinated 120,000+ volunteers, planted 100,000+ trees and flowers, and painted 1,000+ buildings. Perhaps our greatest impact is what people don’t see, like, the eight million pounds of litter, 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.

Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (2) Arts & Culture
  • (5) Education
  • (6) Environment
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
People make Cincinnati beautiful. Each unique neighborhood, block, or resident contributes in their own way to make our city special. Cincinnati’s population peaked at just over 500,000 in 1950 but steadily decreased to fewer than 300,000 by 2010, leaving countless buildings and lots vacant. Lower-income neighborhoods are the most affected—high rates of vacancy give way to overgrown yards, graffiti, litter, and dumping which attracts crime, lowers property values, and fragments the community. Often the residents who can leave do and those who can’t afford to move are left behind—with fewer neighbors to help and fewer resources to make positive change.

We help neighbors connect, collaborate and problem-solve through a grassroots network that spans Cincinnati’s 52 neighborhoods. By putting passion to work, boots on the ground, and tools in hands, we ignite a collective force for good that only continues to grow. We encourage diversity and inclusion by empowering each community to realize their vision of a beautiful place to live. While we are active in every neighborhood, resources are distributed equitably, so neighborhoods that need the most assistance receive it.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is a leader in volunteer engagement, coordinating over 11,000 volunteers last year. Check out our website or contact us to learn how you can help.
Volunteer coordinator Emily Bottoni
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 352-4517