Skip the crowded malls this holiday season and consider donating to KOB on behalf of your friends, family and loved ones. Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) is an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, a national nonprofit organization. Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation (OPRF) serves as the fiscal sponsor for KOB. OPRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the […]
Archive | 2016
We have Thanksgiving: a day for giving thanks. We have Black Friday and Cyber Monday: two days for shopping deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday: a global day dedicated to giving back. Last year, more than 700,000 people around the world expressed their passion through giving. This year, we invite you to come together and celebrate generosity […]
KOB is an all-volunteer board, and like you, we all put a lot of time and energy into making our neighborhoods and our city a more clean, green, beautiful and litter-free place. We see our work as a powerful tool against blight and crime. To apply, please download application here: kobboardapplication2016. Submit to email@example.com. Applications will be […]
Thank you to everyone who came out to Creek to Bay Day in Oakland today, especially at our sponsored sites at Arroyo Viejo, Jingletown, and Cortland Creek. Your volunteer work is very much appreciated and it makes our community a more beautiful place to live. Even Mayor Libby Schaaf stopped by to say hello and thank you!
Come and join Keep Oakland Beautiful volunteers at our 3 sites on Saturday, September 17th! Arroyo Viejo Park at 7701 Krause Ave 9 am – 1 pm Cortland Creek Park Thompson & Cortland Ave from 10 am – 1 pm Jingletown 300 Derby Ave at the Public Shore walkway 9 am – 12 noon For more information, visit the City of Oakland’s […]
Want to make a difference in Oakland? Join the KOB Board! To apply, please submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and positions are open until filled.
Small grants in the amount of $500 to $800 are distributed by KOB on a competitive basis to projects that clean and beautify Oakland parks, creeks, streets and other right-of-way. Evidence that the project is sustainable after grant funding terminates is a primary criterion. Partnerships that leverage additional resources and the public visibility of a […]
Every fall, Keep Oakland Beautiful provides up to 200 free daffodil bulbs—and now poppy seeds—to any group willing to plant them in visible locations on Oakland public property or school property, so long as the group agrees to maintain the site as an official Oakland Adopt-a-Spot. This event is made possible through the generous support […]
The 2016 Small Grants Application is now available! Here it is: KOB-Small-Grant-Application-2016 Note that you must be an Oakland Adopt a Spot program member to participate. If you are not yet a member, here is the application: Adopt a Spot Application FILLABLE 2016 Good luck!
For 24 hours on May 3, 2016 you can make a big difference for Oakland by donating to Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB) through East Bay Gives. https://eastbaygives.org/npo/keep-oakland-beautiful From 7 – 8 pm East Bay Gives will give an additional $2,500 to a non-profit participating for the first time with the most donations received in this hour, […]