National Play Everywhere Challenge
In 2016, KaBOOM! led the $1 million Play Everywhere Challenge, to inspire cities, residents, leaders, and community members to design and implement creative PLAYces for kids. We received over 1,000 entries and selected 50 winners, across the country, who received funds to bring their creation to life.
This Challenge was a collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Target, Playworld, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The 50 winners, selected by KaBOOM! and our blue ribbon panel, including leaders from the business, nonprofit, urban planning, and arts sectors represent a breadth of creative, replicable, and fun ways to help more kids and families fit play into their everyday lives.