Get Funding

THD_thanks-sm.jpgThere's usually one big question on every playground planner’s mind: How am I going to raise all that money? That’s a lot of bake sales!

We know it's intimidating. First, take a deep breath and remember the first rule of fundraising: You can do this. No matter what your budget, no matter how big your playground dreams, a community just like yours has already pulled it off with a lot of energy and a lot of perseverance. KaBOOM! knows – we’ve been there!

Here are our top web resources related to fundraising:

Our Dream Playground Fundraising Guide

Learn how to prepare a fundraising strategy, apply for local foundation grants, get local businesses to contribute, and host special fundraising events via our new Our Dream Playground project planner. This step-by-step fundraising guide has lots of great ideas and practical how-tos.

Grant opportunities

Looking for playground grants? KaBOOM! offers communities occasional playground grant opportunities to begin or complete projects, thanks to our dedicated and generous Funding Partners.

Build it with KaBOOM! playground grant opportunities

Thanks to the generosity of our many corporate partners, KaBOOM! has ongoing opportunities for community organizations to build a new playground. Check our current list of opportunity cities, and if your community is listed, apply!

101+ Fundraising ideas wiki

Need an idea for a fundraiser? We've got over 101 ideas listed here! Got a great idea for a fundraiser? Add it!

Training opportunities

KaBOOM! offers free online training opportunities about fundraising and all the other "nuts and bolts" on how to build a playground.