Creative Play grants

Imagination Playground™ and Rigamajig® grants to qualifying U.S.-based organizations.

About Creative Play Grants

KABOOM! is excited to offer Imagination Playground™ and Rigamajig® grants to qualifying U.S.-based organizations.

Grants for Creative Play products is limited to specific times of the calendar year, specific geographic, and/or organizational parameters. Viable applications will be kept on file indefinitely and applicants are only contacted when funding becomes available in their area.

Future Innovators

KABOOM! is now accepting applications for Rigamajig® grants for eligible schools or organizations with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

A recent, independent study of Rigamajig® showed that not only did kids exhibit more engineering behaviors while playing with Rigamajig®, they also displayed impressive levels of social competence within play groups.

Learn more about the findings of this research.

These grants are part of Future Innovators, a partnership between KABOOM! and The CarMax Foundation. In addition to the Rigamajig® kit grants, you'll have access to 20+ project plans to help incorporate the kit into your classroom or program.


The grants are open to schools and organizations with STEM programs in the following locations:

  • Montgomery, AL
  • Hartford, CT
  • Boise, ID
  • Park Forest, IL
  • Louisville, KY
  • Twin Cities, MN
  • Tupelo, MS
  • Newark, NJ
  • Reno, NV
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Lubbock, TX

How to Apply

In lieu of a traditional application, we are instead asking eligible organizations to click the button below and send an email to our team. In a few business days, we will contact your organization on the next steps in the process. If your organization isn't located in the locations above or you don't service the kids of military families, please do not contact us about this opportunity.

Send Us an Email

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us and make sure to mention Creative Play in your comments.

About Imagination Playground™

Girl drives a car made from Imagination Playground blocks

Imagination Playground™ is an innovative design in play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration in play. With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination Playground™ provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and re-built by their imagination.

Learn more about Imagination Playground™.

About Rigamajig®

Kids play with Rigamajig in library

Rigamajig® is a collection of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope allow that children to follow their curiosity while playing. There are no wrong answers, and while the pieces can come together as a crane used to convey buckets or materials, they can also become a giraffe, monster, robot, airplane or just a "thingy."

Learn more about Rigamajig®.