Let's Play Community Construction grants

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About the Let's Play Community Construction program

Keurig Dr Pepper & 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.

How to Apply

Apply today! Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year so be sure to submit an application pro-actively.

Applications will be reviewed when complete. If eligible, all applicants will be contacted by email of eligibility and instructions for next steps.

Key Dates & Deadlines

In 2020, all of the Let's Play Community Construction grants will be awarded in a single cycle.

June 19 Application parts I and II must be completed.

June 26 Qualified applicants will be notified and asked to complete Part III of the online application.

July 24 Part III of the online application is due.

September 04 Winning grantees will be notified of their award.


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 $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, Miracle Recreation, or Playworld Systems)
  • 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

Information and resources

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

About Let's Play

Through Let’s Play, Keurig Dr Pepper partners with KABOOM! to build and improve playgrounds in disinvested communities. In this way, Keurig Dr Pepper is doing its part to help eliminate the play deficit by making active play possible for more kids. Since its launch in 2011, Let’s Play has provided more than 12 million children with more opportunities to play via safe, accessible playgrounds and sports equipment. For more information, please visit LetsPlay.com or Facebook.com/LetsPlay.

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