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Build it with KaBOOM!

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Thanks to the generosity of dedicated funding partners, KaBOOM! has exciting ongoing grant opportunities for community partners to transform their community spaces! Build it with KaBOOM! grant opportunities are based on geographic locations where and when KaBOOM! currently has funding. KaBOOM! encourages potential community partners to apply in advance. As grant opportunities present themselves, KaBOOM! can quickly be in touch with you to schedule the next steps in the application process.

A Build it with KaBOOM! grant provides the facilitation and support of an experienced Project Manager as community members embark on a 5–12 week planning process. After selection, all partners will join together for a community Design Day, inviting play experts (the kids, of course) to design their dream playspace. Your hard work and required weekly planning will result in a six-hour community day, where you will transform your community space to include a permanent play structure (equipment will be ordered by your Project Manager from Playworld Systems, Inc.) as well site enhancements that will make your space 100% unique to your community. Site enhancements vary for each project due to location, budget and scope of project; please visit kaboom.org/enhancementprojects to brainstorm what projects may be part of your community-space vision.

If you have additional questions, please contact us at apply@kaboom.org.

 

Further information and resources

 

Priority Communities

We partner with organizations to build playgrounds across the country and accept applications on a rolling basis. While we do not have specific geographic eligibility within the United States, Build it with KaBOOM! is currently seeking applicants in the priority cities listed below. Funding is not exclusive to these communities, so if your city if not listed, we still encourage you to apply!

California Glendale, Los Angeles, Oakland, Oxnard, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Mateo/Santa Clara County
Idaho Boise
Missouri St. Louis
Nebraska Omaha
Oregon Portland
Washington Seattle
Ohio Cincinnati, Cleveland
Wisconsin Milwaukee
Arkansas Little Rock
Arizona Phoenix
Colorado Denver
Florida Miami, Orlando, South Florida, St. Petersburg, Tampa
Louisiana New Orleans
New Mexico Albuquerque
North Carolina Charlotte, Raleigh, Winston-Salem
South Carolina Greenville
Tennessee Johnson City, Memphis, Nashville
Texas Beaumont, Brazoria County, Dallas, Freeport, Houston
Connecticut Stamford
Massachusetts Boston
Maryland Baltimore, Howard County
New Jersey Jersey City, Middlesex and Somerset County, Newark, Passaic, Plainfield
New York New York City (5 Boroughs)
Pennsylvania Bloomfield-Garfield, Brighton Heights, Hazelwood, Larimer, Philadelphia
Rhode Island Providence
Washington, D.C.
Canada Toronto, ON
Mexico Mexico City, MX