Build It Yourself - Let's Play Community Construction Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
to Plan and Build a Community Playground

GrantWatch ID#: 181051
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

KaBOOM!, Dr Pepper, Snapple


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Grants of $15,000 to USA nonprofits, schools, and agencies to purchase playground equipment to construct or renovate a playground. Priority will be given to applicants that serve children from a special needs community or a low-income population. Special consideration will also be given to disaster-impacted communities.

The strongest community partners for Community-Built Playground grants will:
- Demonstrate the need for a playground in your community
- Have no playground or need to replace existing unsafe or outdated playground
- Will implement a community-build model to engage the larger community in all aspects of project planning and playground build execution

$15,000; $9,000 grant paid directly to the playground vendor by KaBOOM! and a $6,000 discount from the playground vendor.

Grantees have up to one year to build the playground.

Municipalities, schools, and child-serving nonprofit organizations without a playground or with existing equipment that is unsafe for children are eligible for this opportunity.

Applicants must
- Own land or have permission to build
- Spend $24,000 to $40,000 on playground equipment (not including surfacing, site prep, freight, contractor fees, benches, and other non-playground equipment items)
- Work with a KaBOOM! Preferred Vendor (BCI Burke, Landscape Structures, Playworld Systems or Miracle Recreation)
- Use the KaBOOM! community-build model to plan and build the playground
- Finish project within 12 months of award
- Serve a low-income population
- Demonstrate a strong need for a new playspace in the community

Build a Playground Toolkit:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year so be sure to submit an application pro-actively. Applications will be reviewed when complete. If eligible, all applicants will be contacted by email of eligibility and instructions for next steps.

Funding Application Deadlines:

Cycle 1: February 17
Cycle 2: April 28
Cycle 3: August 4

Applicants with fully submitted applications will be notified of their status two (2) months after each funding application cycle deadline.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

KaBOOM!, Inc.
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite ML-1
Washington, DC 20008

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