Join the KOB Board

Want to make a difference in Oakland?  Join the KOB Board! To apply, please submit an application to Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and positions are open until filled.

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Small Grants Deadline Extended to Sept 13

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 […]

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Want Daffodils?

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 […]

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2016 Small Grant Application Now Open

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!

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Donate to KOB through East Bay Gives, May 3 from 7-8 pm

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. 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, […]

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Thank You Earth Day Volunteers!

Thanks to all the volunteers to participated in the 86 Earth Day sites on Saturday, April 23.  Your efforts are much appreciated! Daisy Troop at Arroyo Viejo Park  

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May 3, Give to KOB through East Bay Gives

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. East Bay Gives will be giving out prizes throughout the day, so this gives you an opportunity to expand your impact. Contributions will support KOB’s small grant program, which […]

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KOB at Earth Expo

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our table at the Oakland Earth Expo yesterday! Hope you can join us on April 9 for tree planting and on April 23 for Earth Day service!

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Earth Expo on April 6

News from: Oakland Public Works FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 30, 2016 Sustainable Living Tips and Demos Oakland EarthEXPO on Wednesday, April 6 Oakland, CA –The 21st annual Oakland EarthEXPOwill take place on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 14th Street at Broadway. This free environmental sustainability fair is an opportunity to gather information […]

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Keeping Oakland Beautiful Is Everybody’s Business.

I joined the board of Keep Oakland Beautiful almost two years ago and I’ve learned a lot about the community and its people. As a photography enthusiast who also enjoys history, nature, and cultural diversity, I took to Oakland like a bear takes to honey. Oakland offers a seemingly endless array of places and activities […]

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