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

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Culturelle® Kids Project Playground

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Culturelle® Kids in its continued efforts to help keep kids healthy has invested $100,000 and partnered with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit specializing in community play initiatives, as part of their nationwide search for one school in need of a brand-new playground.

How to enter

To enter, you must apply on the Culturelle® Kids Project Playground website. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of Culturelle and KaBOOM! representatives, and then narrowed down to no more than five finalists. The finalists will be posted to the Culturelle® Kids Project Playground for the public to vote upon. The finalist with the most votes will win!

For full details on the terms of the contest, read through the official rules.

Key dates

  • 9/15/2017 - Application opens
  • 11/18/2017 - Deadline to apply
  • 1/15/2018 - Public vote begins
  • 2/16/2018 - Public vote ends

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Let's Play Community Construction Grants

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Dr Pepper Snapple & KaBOOM! have teamed up to offer $15,000 grants to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment. Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using the $15,000 grant towards the total cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees have up to one year to build the playground and will have the support of a remote KaBOOM! Grants Manager and an onsite Certified Playground Installer. Learn more about the community build model in our Build a Playground Toolkit.

Next steps

  1. Apply today! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year so be sure to submit an application pro-actively.
  2. Applications will be reviewed when complete. If eligible, all applicants will be contacted by email of eligibility and instructions for next steps.
  3. Application Deadlines
    Please note, funding has closed for 2017, but we will continue to accept applications for consideration in 2018. We recommend submitting Parts I and II of your application by mid-January. Check back for updates as we finalize deadlines for 2018 or subscribe to our Grant Alerts to receive notifications in your inbox on new grant opportunities.

Eligibility

Municipalities, schools, and child-serving nonprofit organizations without a playground or with existing equipment that is unsafe for children are eligible for this opportunity.

Applicants must

  • Own land or have permission to build
  • Spend spend $24,000 to $50,000 on playground equipment (not including surfacing, site prep, freight, contractor fees, benches, and other non-playground equipment items)
  • Work with a KaBOOM! Preferred Vendor (BCI Burke, Landscape Structures, Playworld Systems or Miracle Recreation)
  • Use the KaBOOM! community-build model to plan and build the playground
  • Finish project within 12 months of award
  • Serve a low-income population
  • Demonstrate a strong need for a new playspace in the community

Contact

If you have any other questions about the application process, please email grants@kaboom.org with "Community Construction Grant" in the subject line.