History & Mission


"We are not makers of history. We are made of history." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Keep Jackson Beautiful was incorporated in 1964, by civic and business leaders as a grassroots - citizen based- volunteer organization. On April 5, 1984, KJB became a local, certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Keep Jackson Beautiful received the status of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1978. Our funding comes from grants, individual dues-paying members, and a contract with the City of Jackson.


To inspire and educate Jacksonians to take actions every day that improve and beautify their environment


Keep Jackson Beautiful's efforts net real financial dividends through hours of volunteer service, reduced costs in city services, cash and in-kind contributions from the private sector, etc. By stressing the importance of keeping Jackson beautiful and by working together, we can make a wonderful difference and have an attractive, welcoming capital city for our visitors, as well as our residents.