Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
720 W Wilshire Blvd. #118
Oklahoma City OK 73116
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement To empower Oklahoma citizens to preserve and enhance the state's natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. 
Contact Information
Contact Name Jeanette Nance
Contact email
Address 720 W Wilshire Blvd. #118
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone (405) 286-9141
Fax 405-286-5952
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
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Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
720 W Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 118
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $363,750.00
Projected Expenses $314,200.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1965
IRS Ruling Year 1966
State Registration Expiration Apr 2015
Mission To empower Oklahoma citizens to preserve and enhance the state's natural beauty and ensure a healthy, sustainable environment. 
Background Established in 1965, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful has had a number of incarnations since that time.  The group has seen dramatic growth over the last 12 years, with increased funding, new programming, board changes, a gradual move to full state affiliate status with  Keep America Beautiful  stability in the executive director position and the addition of two additional full-time staffers. 
In the past year, we have broken our own records in terms of participation in the Great American Cleanup™in Oklahoma, having 100%  county participation for the 2nd consecutive year.  In the coming year - 2012, the Great American Cleanup™ in Oklahoma will have its first-ever statewide sponsor - DEVON ENERGY CORPORATION.  This will create an even higher profile for the event, more opportunities to provide additional resources for project start ups in small communities.
We have just launched our NEW anti-litter campaign - END LITTER which is a statewide videoclip competition for high school and college students. Response has far exceeded our expectations so far.  Funding for this statewide campaign provided through a contract with the OK Dept of Transportation.
We held our second round of regional workshops across the state and had good numbers with even better followup on groups in Oklahoma with a genuine interest in becoming part of the KOB Affiliate Network.  
KOB affiliate network has grown to include 11 organizations in just one year.  Interest is  growing and with each new affiliate group, the core impact of Keep Oklahoma Beautiful is expanding.
Fresh Paint Days in Oklahoma had another banner year this fall with more than 20 groups entered.  Media attention was good and the usual excitement was generated in the communities affected. 
The 21st annual awards recognition event was held just last week and we had a completely sold out event.  A few more than 400 people from all over Oklahoma attended. 
CEO/Executive Director Statement As non-profits go, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful would be considered small. We have a small staff of 3 and we have a relatively small budget. However, we also have big ideas, loads of enthusiasm and a true love for what we do.  Add to that a board that embraces change and new ideas and you have a formula for growth
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
The entire state of Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Environment/Environmental Education
Tertiary Organizational Category Environment/Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
The Great American Cleanup™ is the signature nation-wide project of Keep America Beautiful. As a state affiliate of KAB, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful coordinates the cleanup activities in Oklahoma. Everything kicks off on March 1 and ends May 31. Registered participants in Oklahoma received free supplies compliments of the national sponsors for Keep America Beautiful and become eligible to compete for prizes, special grants and other opportunities. All groups that sign up for the ODOT Trash Off each year automatically become part of the Great American Cleanup™ in Oklahoma. Since 2009, KOB has had program participation in all 77 counties of Oklahoma every year.
Don't miss this great opportunity to spruce up your corner of the world each spring!
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description Fresh Paint Days is a Keep Oklahoma Beautiful program designed to encourage volunteers to seek out unsightly community structures and renovate them with the creative use of resources.  Willing volunteers will make use of paint, donated by H.I.S. Coatings, and a stipend for supplies, funded by Public Service Company of Oklahoma, to transform that community blemish over a period of a few days with just the application of fresh paint, a little creativity and a lot of elbow grease!
Population Served General/Unspecified
A valuable online educational tool that empowers community improvement groups to begin to work toward a cleaner, more sustainable, attractive and thus more economically viable community, The Community Improvement Guide contains information, guidelines, templates, resources and project ideas that will allow these groups to "hit the ground running" with tested ideas and fresh approaches to community improvement.
From the success of The Guide, the KOB Affiliate Network saw its first affiliate in 2010. Organizations, committees, councils, associations and communities that are dedicated to improving the aesthetic, environmental and sustainable quality of life in Oklahoma are invited to join the KOB Affiliate Network in an effort to share ideas, encourage growth and make the best use of available resources.
In an effort to grow the Affiliate Network and reach as many Oklahomans as possible, staff from Keep Oklahoma Beautiful, community leaders, volunteers and experienced organizational directors will add to the sharing and learning experience of these events. The training sessions will be scheduled annually as a way to keep the KOB affiliate network growing and up to speed on the latest projects, ideas and opportunities. Watch the KOB website for scheduled dates, times and locations - or signup for email notices. 
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description This contest challenges high school students and undergraduate college students to tackle the issue of littering in a 30-second video clip that will encourage personal responsibility as the foundation for keeping Oklahoma beautiful. Cash prizes and loads of recognition will go to the winners of 2 divisions.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Description Each year, Keep Oklahoma Beautiful calls for nominations for environmental awards in a number of categories.  The prestigious awards are presented at KOB's highly anticipated Awards Recognition Banquet in November.  The best of the environmental best in Oklahoma are honored.
Population Served General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Jeanette Nance
Start Date July 2013
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 0
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Keep America Beautiful1990
Innovation Award - Community Improvement GuideKeep America Beautiful2011
Board Chair
Name Melody Martin
Company Affiliation OGE Energy Corp.
Term July 2015 to June 2016
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 10, 2015
Board of Directors List
Mr. Mark Bays OK Department of Agriculture, Food & ForestryVoting
Mr. Mike Cole Oklahoma Turnpike AuthorityVoting
Mr. Tom Creider OK Department of Tourism, Parks & RecreationVoting
Ms. Kelly Danner Oklahoma Municipal LeagueVoting
Mr. Dave Edwards OSU-OKCVoting
Mr. Rick Ewing Muskogee Parks & RecreationVoting
Ms. Kathy Gain
Mr. David Goodwin RCB Bank
Mr. David Griesel
Ms. Melody Johnson OK Department of TransportationVoting
Mr. Kris Koepsel
Ms. Heather Lytle HVM SolutionsVoting
Ms. Melody Martin OGE Energy CorpVoting
Ms. Shanon Phillips OK Conservation Commission
Mr. Fenton Rood
Mr. Jerry Wagner OPUBCO
Mr. Chris Weber
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2015-June 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $363,750
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $314,200
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$71,441$57,699$67,774
Individual Contributions$10,298$14,099$62,822
Investment Income, Net of Losses--$2--
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues$6,150$1,325--
Special Events----$86,280
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$75,062$72,345$90,079
Administration Expense$149,527$164,256$178,861
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.000.941.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses33%31%33%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$99,234$98,020$111,481
Current Assets$81,886$72,363$74,232
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$3,559$2,948$2,031
Total Net Assets$95,675$95,072$109,450
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities23.0124.5536.55
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $137,303Earned Revenue $149,098Earned Revenue $110,169
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $71,441Govt - Unspecified $57,699Special Events $86,280
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $10,298Individuals $14,099Govt - Unspecified $67,774
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS tax form 990s. 
Address 720 W Wilshire Blvd. #118
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Primary Phone 405 286-9141
CEO/Executive Director Jeanette Nance
Board Chair Melody Martin
Board Chair Company Affiliation OGE Energy Corp.