Our mission is to lead Oklahoma City’s beautification and environmental stewardship through collaboration, education, and advocacy.
Oklahoma City is a vibrant community where citizens practice environmentally sustainable lifestyles and nurture economic growth through our programs.
OKC Beautiful is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and our major funding source are private donations from citizens and local businesses dedicated to improving the beauty and environment of our city. Foundation grants, special events, endowments and other sources of income provide funds for OKC Beautiful's operating expenses and programs.
In 1962, the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce organized a beautification committee, the Mayor's Committee for City Beautification, appointed and organized by Mayor James H. Norick. The committee's programming grew, and in 1968, was incorporated as Oklahoma City Beautiful Inc. as the only nonprofit organization dedicated to the beautification of Oklahoma City.