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.
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.
There will be three funding rounds in 2019. Check back for updates as we finalize deadlines and subscribe to our grant alerts to receive updates via email.
- Round 1: January 18
- Round 2: May 17
- Round 3: September 16
Municipalities, schools, and child-serving nonprofit organizations without a playground or with existing equipment that is unsafe for children are eligible for this opportunity.
- 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 email@example.com with "Community Construction Grant" in the subject line.