KABOOM! unites with communities to build kid-designed playspaces.

Combined with our decades of experience in community engagement, our playspaces can spark joy and foster a sense of belonging for communities of color — communities that disproportionally have less access to play where they learn and live.

Our Mission

We unite with communities to build kid-designed playspaces that can spark joy and foster a sense of belonging for the kids who are often denied opportunities to thrive. Our mission: end playspace inequity for good.

Our Impact

Since our founding over 25 years ago, we’ve built or improved 17,000+ playspaces, engaged more than 1.5 million community members and brought joy to nearly 12 million kids. As we look to the future, we’ll continue our efforts to build collective action and community opportunity, spark hope, and enable kids to reach their full potential. And we promise that we won’t stop until we put an end to playspace inequity. For good.

  • 17,000+

    playspaces built/improved

  • 1.5 million+

    volunteers engaged

  • 11 million+

    kids served

Our Values & Norms


Build together

Give credit where credit is due

Create circles not lines


Always listening, always learning

Seek progress not perfection


Center and amplify community voices

Move at the speed of trust

Address racial inequities


It only takes a single spark

Bring play, joy, and purpose to your work


Be accountable to communities and each other Promise then deliver

More About KABOOM!

  • Press Room
  • Careers
  • Board of Directors
  • Financial Statements
  • KABOOM! Staff
  • Our Founding


KABOOM! is proud to have been evaluated and honored by the following institutions.