Grant Options for Rubber Playground Surfacing

January 20, 2016

How to pay for that new playground? The playground grants resource list.

Playground Grants Resources List | adventureTURF Playground Surfacing
ACS New York

Most often, the first thing we talk about with prospective new playground surfacing customers and local community organizations is budget. For obvious reasons we (and they) must stay within their budget constraints. But there are a significant number of playground grants resources available to help offset the cost of the new playground surface. We advise them to look into playground grants to help fund the new playground.

There is no question that poured in place and rubber tile playground or pool deck surfaces can be fairly expensive. Of course, our thought on that is ‘you get what you pay for.’ However, we completely understand that not every potential customer has the funds necessary to pay for these upgrades on their playgrounds.

One of the best suggestions we can give to potential customers is to apply for grants to assist in raising money. Each year there are hundreds of dollars in available grants to schools, day cares, churches etc. for recycled rubber applications within their new playground surface. Considering our materials consist of mainly recycled rubber, these grants can be a perfect opportunity for many people interested in a new playground surface. We’ve compiled a list of potential grants you may want to consider. This is by no means and exhaustive list, be sure to check your local community for additional grants and available funding sources.

  1. Kaboom Fundraising:
  12. Up to $25000 PVC free Playground Grant from Playworld Systems
  13. CVS & Caremark
  14. General Mills-Champions for Healthy Kids
  15. NFL Keep Gym in School Grant
  16. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services source for federal grants
  17. Responsible Sports Grants – Youth Sports Grants from Liberty Mutual
  18. Youth Garden Grants
  19. Office of Head Start Expansion Grants Program
  20. National Recess Week
  21. Frosted Flakes – for baseball or football fields
  22. NFL Play 60
  23. PNC Grow Up Great
  24. Access to Recreation
  25. Home Depot Grant Opportunity
  26. Nike Grant Program
  27. U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  28. Hasbro Children’s Fund
  29. CVS Caremark
  30. L. Bean Conservation and Recreation Grants
  31. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Grants
  32. Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation – Early Childhood Care and Education Grants
  33. General Mills Youth Nutrition and Fitness Grants
  34. NRPA Step Up to Health Healthy Communities Start in Parks Grants
  35. Reader’s Digest Make it Matter Grant
  36. National Education Association Student Achievement Grants
  37. Captain Planet Foundation Grants
  38. GreenWorks! Grant Program
  39. Staples Foundation For Learning
  40. Pay it Forward Foundation Mini Grants
  41. Kids in Need Teacher Grants
  42. Education Mini Grants Funded by the Entomological Society of America
  43. The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
  44. Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Awards
  45. The Finish Line Youth Foundation
  46. Women’s Sports Foundation Grants
  47. The Wal-Mart Foundation Grants
  48. CDC (Center for Disease Control) grants for nutrition and physical activity
  49. Kellogg Foundation Grants
  50. Kids on the Go Grants
  51. Miracle’s Grants for America’s Schools
  52. Rite Aid Foundation Kid Cents
  53. Saucony Run for Good
  54. American Heart Association & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  55. Lowe’s Community Grants

If you are planning to apply for any of the above grants, and need additional supporting information for your new playground surfacing project, contact us. We’re happy to help.

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