Playground Grants

The Ultimate List of Playground Grants and Fundraisers

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 fundraising partner or program, don’t forget to review the Fundraising Resources page. Let’s get our kids back outside again!!!

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


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Grants up to $24,999 available to NC municipalities