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

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Creative Play grants

KaBOOM! and our funding partners are excited to offer Imagination Playground™ and Rigamajig® grants to qualifying U.S.-based organizations.

Funding for Creative Play grants is limited to specific times of the calendar year and to specific geographic or organizational parameters. Viable applications will be kept on file indefinitely and applicants are only contacted when funding becomes available in their area. To learn more about available funding before starting an application, please contact us at

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Municipalities, schools, and child-serving nonprofit organizations are eligible for this opportunity.

Applicant must

  • Demonstrate need for a Creative Play grant.
  • Give evidence of available space and the ability to maintain the Imagination Playground™ in a Cart or Rigamajig®.
  • Give anticipated impact that the grant will have on the community and increased play opportunities.
  • Show demonstrated impact on low income areas and the number of children the grant will serve.

Further Information

Priority communities

Connecticut New Haven
Delaware Wilmington
Kentucky Louisville
New Mexico Albuquerque
New York Syracuse
Texas Communities directly affected by Hurricane Harvey


If you have any questions about the application process, please email with "Creative Play Grants" in subject line.

About Imagination Playground™

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

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®.