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

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.

Play Everywhere ChallengeAtlanta | Dallas | Houston | Miami

The application period is now closed (with an extension for Houston applicants only).

KaBOOM! and Target are teaming up to help remove barriers to wellness and increase the physical activity of kids and families in communities.

The Play Everywhere Challenge, powered by Target, will award $720,000 for the most creative solutions that help incorporate play into the daily lives of kids - on sidewalks, in vacant lots, at bus stops, in open streets and beyond - across Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Miami.

Challenge update: Due to the devastating hurricanes that occurred in Southeast Texas and Florida, we have decided to postpone selecting and announcing the winners of the Play Everywhere Challenge and related activities until January of 2018. We are continuing to work with groups in these cities and are sending strength and support as they take steps to recover. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact


  • 7/24 - Application opens
  • 9/01 - Deadline to apply
  • 9/04 - Evaluation begins
  • 9/29 - Challenge update
  • 1/2018 - All winners notified

Deadline extended for Houston applicants
Our thoughts are with the kids and families affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are sending strength and support as you take steps to recover. In light of the devastation from Hurricane Harvey, we have decided to suspend the Friday, September 1st Play Everywhere Challenge deadline, for Houston applicants only, until further notice. Once we obtain a better understanding of the scope of recovery we will announce a new deadline for the submission of project ideas.

Learn more about Play Everywhere Challenge. Review our Challenge FAQs and Official Rules for all the details.

Let's Play Everywhere Los Angeles

The application period is now closed.

Let's Play Everywhere LA will award grants to creative solutions that make play a way of life in everyday and unexpected places-- on sidewalks, in vacant lots, at bus stops, in open streets, and beyond-- in the places where families struggle to make ends meet.

The well-being of communities starts with the well-being of kids, and play is critical to their healthy development. Let's Play, an initiative by Dr Pepper Snapple, KaBOOM!, and the City of Los Angeles' Mayor's Office are partnering to provide kids and families with the tools, places, and inspiration to make active play a daily priority.


  • 6/01 - First Day to Enter!
  • 7/21 - Application Due
  • 7/22 - Judging Begins
  • 8/18 - Winners Notified
  • 9/15 - Winners Announced

Learn more about Let's Play Everywhere Los Angeles