About Keep New Mexico Beautiful About Keep New Mexico Beautiful

Who Is Keep New Mexico Beautiful?


Keep New Mexico Beautiful is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, membership-based organization that supports communities - large and small - around New Mexico to keep our state clean and beautiful. KNMB was founded more than 40 years ago to respond to New Mexico’s litter control and beautification needs, and its mission is as relevant today as it was back then.

What Is Our Mission?


To support communities to improve their environment and promote civic pride.

As a clearinghouse for beautification and litter control in New Mexico, KNMB fulfills its mission through the following programs and activities:

  • An annual grants program that supports school and community environmental stewardship, beautification and litter control projects
  • Educational programs and events that teach important litter control and environmental stewardship lessons, and promote civic pride.
  • KNMB.org - a virtual clearinghouse of litter control and beautification activities and resources.
  • Sponsorship of events that support communities to control litter and improve their environments.

2008 – 2012 Strategic Plan and Annual Reports


To guide Keep New Mexico Beautiful toward achieving its mission and improving its programs, KNMB periodically assesses its progress and revises its strategic plan. KNMB’s 2008 – 2012 plan focuses on three strategic areas:

  1. Supporting a state-wide network of members and volunteers carrying out and participating in solutions to the state’s litter control and beautification need.
  2. Supporting educators (formal and informal) around the state to teach litter control, environmental stewardship and civic pride lessons and values.
  3. Developing resources and partnerships that support shared goals and the sustainability of KNMB’s programs.

For more information on KNMB’s activities, please see our Annual Report.

Financial Update