KABOOM! General Information

KABOOM! is the national nonprofit that works to end playspace inequity for good. We define playspace inequity as a lack of access to and a sense of belonging in quality playspaces due to the effects of systemic racism in communities across the country.

Mission Statement

We unite with communities to build kid-designed playspaces that can spark joy and foster a sense of belonging for the kids who are often denied opportunities to thrive. Our mission: end playspace inequity for good.

Writing KABOOM!

KABOOM! is written in all uppercase characters with an exclamation point at the end.

Quick Facts

  • Founded: 1996
  • Founder: Darell Hammond
  • CEO: Lysa Ratliff
  • Office: Bethesda, MD
  • Over 17,000

    Number of playspaces built or improved

  • 12 Million kids

    Brought joy to nearly

  • Over 1.5 Million

    Volunteers Engaged

Brand Guidelines

Brand Book

The KABOOM! Brand Book contains guidelines for implementing the visual and verbal identity of KABOOM!. For questions, please contact KABOOM! Creative Services.

Media Inquiries

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