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Grant Options for Rubber Playground Surfacing

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 tiled 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, daycares, 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: http://kaboom.org/build_playspace/get_funding
  2. http://www.schoolgrantsblog.com/
  3. http://www.boundlessplaygrounds.org/partners/foundation.php
  4. http://www.grants.gov/
  5. https://corporate.homedepot.com/community/home-depot-foundation-grants
  6. http://about.nike.com/pages/community-impact
  7. https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/programs/shade-structure-program
  8. https://www.christopherreeve.org/blog/daily-dose/how-to-apply-for-a-quality-of-life-grant
  9. http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=pg&p=AboutLowes/outdoor/index.html
  10. http://corporate.mattel.com/about-us/philanthropy/childrenfoundation.aspx
  11. http://peacefulplaygrounds.com/playground-and-garden-grants/
  12. http://www.legochildrensfund.org/Guidelines.html
  13. Up to $25000 PVC free Playground Grant from Playworld Systems
  14. CVS & Caremark
  15. General Mills-Champions for Healthy Kids
  16. NFL Keep Gym in School Grant
  17. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Grants.gov source for federal grants
  18. Responsible Sports Grants – Youth Sports Grants from Liberty Mutual
  19. Youth Garden Grants
  20. Office of Head Start Expansion Grants Program
  21. National Recess Week
  22. Frosted Flakes – for baseball or football fields
  23. NFL Play 60
  24. PNC Grow Up Great
  25. Access to Recreation
  26. Home Depot Grant Opportunity
  27. Nike Grant Program
  28. U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  29. Hasbro Children’s Fund
  30. CVS Caremark
  31. L. Bean Conservation and Recreation Grants
  32. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Grants
  33. Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation – Early Childhood Care and Education Grants
  34. General Mills Youth Nutrition and Fitness Grants
  35. NRPA Step Up to Health Healthy Communities Start in Parks Grants
  36. Reader’s Digest Make it Matter Grant
  37. National Education Association Student Achievement Grants
  38. Captain Planet Foundation Grants
  39. GreenWorks! Grant Program
  40. Staples Foundation For Learning
  41. Pay it Forward Foundation Mini Grants
  42. Kids in Need Teacher Grants
  43. Education Mini Grants Funded by the Entomological Society of America
  44. The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
  45. Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Awards
  46. The Finish Line Youth Foundation
  47. Women’s Sports Foundation Grants
  48. The Wal-Mart Foundation Grants
  49. CDC (Center for Disease Control) grants for nutrition and physical activity
  50. Kellogg Foundation Grants
  51. Kids on the Go Grants
  52. Let’s Move Healthy Schools
  53. Miracle’s Grants for America’s Schools
  54. Rite Aid Foundation Kid Cents
  55. Saucony Run for Good
  56. America Heart Association & Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  57. 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.