Grant Opportunities For Playgrounds

Find out more about the latest grant opportunities to help you in funding your playground project. PlayCore has curated a comprehensive funding guide that identifies grant opportunities that begin at the local community level, all the way to cities, states, and internationally.

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ACHIEVE Healthy Communities Grants

Grant Provider: Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and Environmental Change (ACHIEVE)

Type:  Physical Activity

Amount: Varies

Description: To foster physical activity to eliminate health issues in communities

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation Awards

Grant Provider: Weyerhaeuser

Type:  Community Development

Amount: $1,000 minimum

States:  Alabama,  Arkansas,  Arizona,  California,  Colorado,  Georgia,  Idaho,  Illinois,  Kentucky,  Louisiana,  Michigan,  Mississippi,  Missouri,  North Carolina,  Oklahoma,  Oregon,  Tennessee,  Texas,  Washington,  West Virginia

Description: To build up strong communities and help strengthen the community as a whole

The Winston-Salem Foundation Community Grants

Grant Provider: The Winston-Salem Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

State:  North Carolina

Area: Forsyth County, North Carolina

Description: To support arts and culture, education, healthy, human services, community development and building social capital

The McCormick Communities Program

Grant Provider: The McCormick Communities

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

State:  Illinois

Description: To strengthen the components of civic health and make communities stronger

The Hershey Company Grant Program

Grant Provider: The Hershey Company

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

States:  Hawaii,  Illinois,  Pennsylvania,  Tennessee,  Virginia

Area: Hilo, Hawaii; Robinson, Illinois; Hazelton, Hershey and Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Memphis, Tennessee; Stuart's Draft, Virginia

Description: To support children and children at risk in the community

The Health Trust Grant

Grant Provider: The Health Trust

Type:  Health & Wellness

Amount: $250-$500 and $25,000-$100,000

State:  California

Area: Silicon Valley in California

Description: To create and provide a healthy and vibrant community

Tennessee Disability Coalition

Grant Provider: Tennessee Disability Coalition

Type:  Special Needs

Amount: $100,000

State:  Tennessee

Description: To build capacity in the disability community to serve individuals and their families

Surdna Foundation Grants

Grant Provider: Surdna

Type:  Outdoor Recreational Areas & Facilities

Amount: Varies

State:  New York


Description: To enhance sustainable environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures

St. Joseph Health Foundation

Grant Provider: Community Partnership Fund

Type:  Health & Wellness

Amount: Varies

States:  California,  New Mexico,  Texas

Area: Areas in which employees live

Description: To focus on the health and well-being of low-income communities in all areas

Southern Arizona Roadrunners’ Children’s Fitness Fund

Grant Provider: Southern Arizona Roadrunners

Type:  Physical Activity

Amount: $100-$1,000

State:  Arizona

Description: To foster physical activity and promote life-long fitness for children

Shade Structure Grant Program

Grant Provider: American Academy of Dermatology

Type:  Outdoor Recreational Areas & Facilities

Amount: Varies

States:  Alabama,  Alaska,  Arizona,  Arkansas,  California,  Colorado,  Connecticut,  Delaware,  Florida,  Georgia,  Hawaii,  Idaho,  Illinois,  Indiana,  Iowa,  Kansas,  Kentucky,  Louisiana,  Maine,  Maryland,  Massachusetts,  Michigan,  Minnesota,  Mississippi,  Missouri,  Montana,  Nebraska,  Nevada,  New Hampshire,  New Jersey,  New Mexico,  New York,  North Carolina,  North Dakota,  Ohio,  Oklahoma,  Oregon,  Pennsylvania,  Rhode Island,  South Carolina,  South Dakota,  Tennessee,  Texas,  Utah,  Vermont,  Virginia,  Washington,  West Virginia,  Wisconsin,  Wyoming

Description: To support public schools and non-profit organizations with installation of permanent shade structures

Safe Routes to School Program (SRTS)

Grant Provider: U.S. Department of Transportation

Type:  Transportation Safety & Convenience

Amount: Varies

Description: To build safer street crossings that will encourage children and parents to walk or bicycle to school