Grants

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

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. 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.

New Kick-off 2018 with KaBOOM!

Submit an application by November 17 to get special consideration for 2018 Build it with KaBOOM! grants. Applicants during Kick-off 2018 get more!

  • More opportunities — Up your chances for funding in 2018! We start awarding playgrounds on January 1
  • More time — Usually our playground applications have a two-week deadline, but during Kick-off 2018 you'll have six weeks to submit your application!
  • More support — We are geared up to help you make your application stand out to get funding!

Start your application now!

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.

Further Information and Resources

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

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

Arizona Phoenix
California Anaheim, Los Angeles area, Orange County, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco Bay area, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Colorado Denver, Rural Colorado
Connecticut Fairfield County
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
Minnesota Minneapolis, St. Paul
Missouri St. Louis
New Jersey Burlington County, Northern New Jersey
New Mexico Albuquerque
New York Islip, Long Island, New York City and greater New York City area, and Westchester County
North Carolina Charlotte, Raleigh
Ohio Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus
Oregon Portland
Tennessee Knoxville, Nashville
Texas Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio
Utah Salt Lake City
Washington Seattle
Military Continental US communities serving Military and Veteran families

Outside the USA

Mexico Mexico City, Tecamac
Canada 2018 Build It Yourself grants