Grant Opportunities

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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The McKnight Foundation Grant Programs

Grant Provider: The McKnight Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

State:  Minnesota

Description: To enrich children, families, and communities

The McCormick Communities Program

Grant Provider: The McCormick Communities

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

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

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)

Grant Provider: Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)

Type:  Transportation Safety & Convenience

Amount: Free installation with $21

State:  Tennessee

Area: Knox, Blount, Jefferson, Anderson, Loudon, and Sevier Counties, Tennessee

Description: To install a U-shaped bike rack for bikers throughout the community

The Knight Community Foundation Program

Grant Provider: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Type:  Outdoor Recreational Areas & Facilities

Amount: Varies

States:  California,  Colorado,  Florida,  Indiana,  Kansas,  Kentucky,  Michigan,  Minnesota,  Mississippi,  North Carolina,  North Dakota,  Ohio,  Pennsylvania,  South Carolina,  South Dakota

Description: To learn and gain more leadership in communities

The Houston Endowment

Grant Provider: The Houston Endowment

Type:  Community Development

Amount: $100,000 on average

State:  Texas

Area: Houston, Texas

Description: To improve the quality of life and strengthen communities

The Hershey Foundation

Grant Provider: The Hershey Foundation

Type:  Youth Development

Amount: Varies

State:  Ohio

Area: Northeast Ohio

Description: To make the future brighter for children through support of schools, museums, cultural institutions and other non-profit organizations

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

The Harriet and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation

Grant Provider: Weinberg Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

State:  Pennsylvania

Area: Northeastern Pennsylvania

Description: To improve the quality of life and help meet the needs of residents

The Finish Line Youth Foundation

Grant Provider: Finish Line

Type:  Youth Development

Amount: Up to $75,000

Description: To support programs that place an importance on youth development and an active lifestyle

The Dennis Foundation

Grant Provider: Dennis Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: $500-$5,000

Description: To foster education, health, human resources, and religion

The Dekko Foundation Grants

Grant Provider: Chester E. Dekko Foundation

Type:  Youth Development

Amount: Varies

States:  Alabama,  Florida,  Indiana,  Iowa,  Minnesota

Area: Limestone County, Alabama; Collier County, Florida; DeKalb, LaGrange, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben and Whitley Counties, Indiana; Clarke, Decaure, Lucas, Ringgold and Union Counties, Iowa; Norman County, Minnesota

Description: To support the healthy development and education of young people