Our Dream Playground
Our new step-by-step project planner offers the money and know-how to make your playground dreams come true.
Tools and Resources
Get funding, learn the nuts and bolts of building a great place to play, and improve your local playground.
Build it with KaBOOM!
Build a great place to play for your community with the help of your neighbors, friends, KaBOOM! and our Funding Partners.
Save Play in Your Community
Get tips, ideas, and inspiration for making your community more playful.
Playful City USA
Our Playful City USA program recognizes cities and towns that embrace play as a priority.
Our collection of books will inspire you to bring more play to your family, neighborhood, and community at large.
What We Do
KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit dedicated to saving play for America’s children.
Who We Are
We are peppy, purple-adorned people who passionately promote the power of play!
Partner With Us
Our partners help us to create new playgrounds and to spread the word about the importance of PLAY.
There'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!
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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.
Looking for playground grants? KaBOOM! offers communities occasional playground grant opportunities to begin or complete projects, thanks to our dedicated and generous Funding Partners.
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!
Need an idea for a fundraiser? We've got over 101 ideas listed here! Got a great idea for a fundraiser? Add it!
KaBOOM! offers free online training opportunities about fundraising and all the other "nuts and bolts" on how to build a playground.
Sometimes folks in the kaboom.org community will post external funding opportunities or fundraising ideas. Join the conversation and you might pick up some good tips for raising money for your project!