Playground Grants

The Ultimate List of Playground Grants and Fund Raisers

Below is a list of playground equipment grants and  fundraising resources  for your school, church, daycare or non-profit.  While every attempt will be made to keep this current, your support & response is appreciated to make sure all links are current.  If you’re looking for a fund raising partner or program, don’t forget to review the Fund raising Resources page. Let’s get our kids back outside again!!!

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  12. CVS and Caremark
  13. General Mills-Champions for Healthy Kids
  14. NFL Keep Gym in School Grant
  15. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services source for federal grants
  16. Responsible Sports Grants – Youth Sports Grants from Liberty Mutual
  17. Youth Garden Grants
  18. Office of Head Start Expansion Grants Program
  19. National Recess Week
  20. Frosted Flakes – for baseball or football fields
  21. PNC Grow Up Great
  22. Akron Community Foundation
  23. Shade Structure Grant Program
  24. Access to Recreation
  25. Federal Government Grants
  26. Home Depot Grant Opportunity
  27. Nike Grant Program
  28. U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  29. Grants for Shade Structure
  30. Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation: Quality of Life Grant Program
  31. Lowe’s Outdoor Playground Grant
  32. Hasbro Children’s Fund
  33. CVS Caremark
  34. Land and Water Conservation Fund
  35. Recreation Trails Program
  36. Lowe’s Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
  37. Lowe’s Toolbox for Education
  38. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Bay Watershed Education and Training Program (B-WET)
  39. L.L. Bean Conservation and Recreation Grants
  40. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Grants
  41. Toyota Tapestry Grants
  42. Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation – Early Childhood Care and Education Grants
  43. General Mills Youth Nutrition and Fitness Grants
  44. Reader’s Digest Make it Matter Grant
  45. National Education Association Student Achievement Grants
  46. American Academy of Dermatology’s Shade Structure Grants
  47. Youth Garden Grants
  48. Captain Planet Foundation Grants
  49. The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Educational Grant
  50. Lowe’s Outdoor Classroom Grant Program
  51. GreenWorks! Grant Program
  52. American Honda Foundation
  53. Staples Foundation For Learning
  54. Pay it Forward Foundation Mini Grants
  56. ING Unsung Heros
  57. Kids in Need Teacher Grants
  58. Education Mini Grants Funded by the Entomological Society of America
  59. The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
  60. Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Awards
  61. Operation Green Planet Free Seed Grants
  62. Fiskars’ Project Orange Thumb to Support Garden Programs
  63. Grants up to $24,999 available to North Carolina municipalities


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Grants up to $24,999 available to NC municipalities