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Build It Yourself - Let's Play Community Construction Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits, Schools, and Agencies
to Plan and Build a Community Playground

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Keurig Dr Pepper and KaBOOM!

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Grants of $15,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, municipal agencies, and schools to purchase playground equipment to be used for the construction or renovation of a playground. Funding is intended to serve children from low-income families by creating safe play spaces for local communities, including the replacement of unsafe existing equipment.

Grantees will lead their community through a self-guided planning process, using the grant toward the total cost of playground equipment and assembling the playground using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees will have the support of a remote KaBOOM! Grants Manager and an onsite Certified Playground Installer.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181051

Estimated Size of Grant:

$15,000 grants are awarded to be used toward the purchase of playground equipment.

Term of Contract:

Applicants must finish the project within 12 months of award.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Municipalities, schools, and child-serving nonprofit organizations without a playground or with existing equipment that is unsafe for children are eligible for this opportunity.

Applicants must:
- Own land or have permission to build
- Spend $24,000 to $50,000 on playground equipment (not including surfacing, site prep, freight, contractor fees, benches, and other non-playground equipment items)
- Work with a KaBOOM! Preferred Vendor (BCI Burke, Landscape Structures, Playworld Systems or Miracle Recreation)
- Use the KaBOOM! community-build model to plan and build the playground
- Serve a low-income population
- Demonstrate a strong need for a new play space in the community.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed when complete.

There will be three funding rounds throughout the year:
Round 1: January 18
Round 2: May 17
Round 3: September 16

Applications will be reviewed when complete. If eligible, all applicants will be contacted by email of eligibility and instructions for next steps.


Application help:

Build a Playground Toolkit:

KaBOOM! Preferred Vendors:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

If you have any other questions about the application process, please email with "Community Construction Grant" in the subject line.

4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite ML-1
Washington, DC 20008

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