KaBOOM! cannot recover any unsaved responses that are lost due to power or internet outages. To avoid the risk of losing your application answers, we strongly recommend you save the application before leaving it for an extended period of time.
Set a project completion date or Build Date (when your playground will be constructed). Setting a firm Build Date and working backwards from that date improves your chance of success!
Make sure you're aware of all required documents before starting your application. You will be required to submit a number of supplemental documents in addition to complete narrative essays. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Provide a detailed and complete fundraising plan. The review committee takes a very careful look at each applicant's fundraising plan to ensure that the applicant has the capacity to raise the necessary funds. Be sure to describe past successes and realistic future plans.
Give detailed examples of how you are using or plan to use the Community-Build Model. Use of the Community-Build Model is central to our grant programs and will only strengthen your application.
Make sure the estimated cost for playground equipment on your budget is at least $24,000. Applications that submit playground equipment (only) budgets of less than $24,000 will not be eligible.
Please do not send applications via postage mail or fax. We will only receive applications and materials via our online application system, so that everything can be received by the deadline.