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Grants and Fundraisers for Your Playground

Playground Grants and Fundraising Links

Below is a list of playground fundraising and  grant resource  for your school, church, daycare or non-profit.  While every attempt will be made to keep this current, your support & response is appreciated to make sure all links are current.  If you’re looking for a fundraising partner or program, don’t forget to review the Fundraising Resources page on the top right tab. Let’s get our kids back outside again!!!

This section will be moving to our new site—!!!! Come visit us there as we’ll be continually adding content to help with your playground planning.

  1. Kaboom Fundraising:
  17. Up to $25000 PVC free Playground Grant from Playworld Systems
  18. CVS & Caremark
  19. General Mills-Champions for Healthy Kids
  20. NFL Keep Gym in School Grant
  21. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services source for federal grants
  22. Responsible Sports Grants – Youth Sports Grants from Liberty Mutual
  23. Youth Garden Grants
  24. Office of Head Start Expansion Grants Program
  25. National Recess Week
  26. Frosted Flakes – for baseball or football fields
  27. NFL Play 60
  28. PNC Grow Up Great
  29. Akron Community Foundation
  30. Shade Structure Grant Program
  31. Access to Recreation
  32. Federal Government Grants
  33. Home Depot Grant Opportunity
  34. Nike Grant Program
  35. U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  36. Grants for Shade Structure
  37. Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Quality of Life Grant Program
  38. Grant Opportunities Publicized by NRPA
  39. Lowe’s Outdoor Playground Grant
  40. Hasbro Children’s Fund
  41. CVS Caremark
  42. Land and Water Conservation Fund
  43. Recreation Trails Program
  44. Lowe’s Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
  45. Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
  46. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET)
  47. L.L. Bean Conservation and Recreation Grants
  48. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Grants
  49. Toyota Tapestry Grants
  50. Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation – Early Childhood Care and Education Grants
  51. General Mills Youth Nutrition and Fitness Grants
  52. NRPA Step Up to Health Healthy Communities Start in Parks Grants
  53. Reader’s Digest Make it Matter Grant
  54. National Education Association Student Achievement Grants
  55. American Academy of Dermatology’s Shade Structure Grants
  56. Youth Garden Grants
  57. Captain Planet Foundation Grants
  58. The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Educational Grant
  59. Lowe’s Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
  60. GreenWorks! Grant Program
  61. American Honda Foundation
  62. Staples Foundation For Learning
  63. Pay it Forward Foundation Mini Grants
  65. ING Unsung Heros
  66. Kids in Need Teacher Grants
  67. Education Mini Grants Funded by the Entomological Society of America
  68. The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
  69. Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Awards
  70. Operation Green Planet Free Seed Grants
  71. Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb to Support Garden Programs

If you are located in Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee/North Carolina and would like additional advice as to making the most of an existing playground budget, please contact us at

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