Playground grants to help communities build safe places for kids to play

Build it with KaBOOM!


Thanks to the generosity of dedicated funding partners, KaBOOM! has exciting ongoing grant opportunities for community partners to transform their community spaces. Watch our video below for an overview of the grant and the application process.

What is Build it with KaBOOM!?

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.

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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 as 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 see our playground enhancement projects to brainstorm what projects may be part of your community-space vision.

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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 is not listed, we still encourage you to apply!

Within the USA

Alabama Montgomery
Arizona Phoenix, Tucson
California Anaheim, Los Angeles area, Orange County, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco Bay area, San Jose, Victorville
Colorado Alamosa County, Denver, Eagle County, Morgan County, Pueblo
Connecticut Hartford
Washington D.C. Washington D.C. area
Florida Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, Tampa
Georgia Atlanta
Illinois Chicago
Indiana Indianapolis
Maryland Baltimore area
Massachusetts Boston
Michigan Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, Troy
Minnesota Minneapolis, St. Paul
Montana Bozeman
New Jersey Northern New Jersey, Pennsauken
New Mexico Albuquerque
New York New York City area, Albany, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, and Wyoming Counties
North Carolina Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh
Ohio Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus
Oklahoma Tulsa
Pennsylvania Allegheny County
Rhode Island Providence
Tennessee Nashville
Texas Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas/Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, Plano, San Antonio
Utah Salt Lake City
Washington Tacoma
Military Continental US communities serving Military and Veteran families

Outside the USA

Mexico Xalostoc
Canada Edmonton, AB