Community Grants for Playground Equipment Offered by National Non-profit KaBOOM!

KaBOOM!, a national non-profit aiming to create great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities, announced its Let’s Play Community Construction Grants.

The Dr Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! are now offering grants for organizations to purchase playground equipment in accordance with the KaBOOM! community-build model.

Grantees will receive $15,000 to help acquire the playground equipment, as well as access to planning tools on the Our Dream Playground website, one-on-one planning support from KaBOOM! and post-build support from KaBOOM! alumni. Grantees are expected to share best practices and challenges through the Our Dream Playground website.

Applications are open to U.S. based municipalities, neighborhood associations, schools, day care center, and nonprofit organizations without a playground or with unsafe play equipment. Applicants must own the land or possess a long-term lease and have permission from the land owner to build a playground.

KaBOOM! is specifically looking for communities with a demonstrated need for a playground, as well as the project’s impact on the area and its capacity to engage the community.

Applications are due July 20. For more information and to apply, go to the KaBOOM! webpage.

Judy de Barros
Program Consultant
Neighbor to Neighbor, a Small Grants Program at The Seattle Foundation
1200 Fifth Ave. Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98101
206 234 2456 (cell)
judydebarros@comcast.net
www.seattlefoundation.org/nonprofits/neighbortoneighbor/

 

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