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 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