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Play Everywhere Grants


Funding for Play Everywhere grants are available when a Play Everywhere challenge launches in your city. Check out our list of open Play Everywhere Challenges below to see if a grant opportunity is open in your area.

We do not recommend submitting an application if there is not an active challenge in your city. Follow @kaboomgrants on twitter or sign-up for our grant alerts to learn when a new opportunity is available.

For a step-by-step walkthrough of the grant application, download the Play Everywhere Grant Guide.

Let's Play Everywhere Challenge

The Let's Play Everywhere Challenge is a design competition taking place in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania—presented by Keurig Dr Pepper and KaBOOM!—to develop new ideas for making play easy and available for kids and families. As part of the Challenge, 10 grantees in Allegheny County will be selected to receive a combined total of $200,000 in prize funds.


  • 5/29 - Challenge launch
  • 6/29 - Early bird deadline for Idea Form
  • 8/10 - Final deadline for Idea Form
  • 9/21 - Final application deadline for top candidates
  • Week of 11/12 - Winner notification
  • 11/19 through 10/15/2019 - Implementation

Learn more about the Let's Play Everywhere Challenge

Play Everywhere Challenge supported by Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

KaBOOM! and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation are teaming up to give kids across Southeast Michigan and Western New York more opportunities for kid-driven free play thanks to the newly launched Built to Play initiative. Built to Play will fund the creation of unique play spaces through an exciting new design competition.

An award of $720,000 in grants, ranging from $10,000 to $80,000, will be given to winners with great ideas to integrate play into everyday life and unexpected places. Together, we are looking to transform sidewalks and vacant lots, bus stops, waiting areas and beyond through creative installations that will provide more play opportunities to kids who need it most.


  • 3/5 - Idea Form opens
  • 4/6 - Early bird deadline for Idea Form
  • 5/11 - Final deadline for Idea Form
  • 5/21 - Top Candidates selected
  • 6/15 - Final application deadline
  • 7/2018 - Winners announced

Learn more about Play Everywhere Challenge