Opportunities to help communities take bold steps toward beginning or completing playspace projects

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! 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.

KaBOOM! Build Day Celebration

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 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 if not listed, we still encourage you to apply!

Within the USA
California Anaheim, Concord, Glendale, Los Angeles and Greater Los Angeles area, Modesto, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, San Jose/Santa Clara County, Southern Orange County, Stockton
Connecticut Stamford Area
Florida Orlando
Georgia Atlanta, Savannah
Illinois Chicago
Indiana Indianapolis
Louisiana Monroe, New Orleans
Maryland Baltimore and greater Baltimore area
Massachusetts Boston, Brockton, Rockland
Michigan Grand Rapids
Minnesota Minneapolis, Shakopee
Mississippi Olive Branch
Nebraska Omaha
New Mexico Albuquerque
New York Islip, New York City and greater New York City area, Plains
North Carolina Charlotte, Forsyth County, Johnston County, Nash County, Raleigh/Durham
Ohio Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland
Oregon Portland
Pennsylvania Chester County, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh
Rhode Island Providence, Warwick
Tennessee Memphis, Nashville
Texas Bryan/College Station, Dallas/Forth Worth, Harlingen, Houston, San Antonio
Washington Seattle
Outside the USA
Canada Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC
Mexico Mexico City, Tecamac