Grant Opportunities For Playgrounds

Learn more about the latest grant opportunities to help fund your playground project. Our comprehensive funding guide identifies playground grants that range from the local to international level.

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DNRC Conservation & Resource Development

Grant Provider: DNRC Conservation & Resource Development

Type:  Conservation

Amount: Varies

State:  Montana

Description: To assist cities and towns, conservation districts, private landowners, and other groups in managing natural resource issues at the local level

Community and Economic Development Program

Grant Provider: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

Description: To provide assistance through community facilities direct loand and grants, and through the rural community development initiative

Citigroup Foundation Grants

Grant Provider: Citigroup

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

Description: To revitalize neighborhoods for an overall better society

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Grant Provider: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: $15,000-$250,000

Description: To promote a just, equitable and sustainable society

Challenge Cost Share Program (CCSP)

Grant Provider: National Park Services

Type:  Outdoor Recreational Areas & Facilities

Amount: Up to $30,000

Description: To bring safe, physical activity to healthy communities with an environment that supports it

Carver Charitable Trust Grant Program

Grant Provider: Carver Charitable Trust

Type:  Youth Development

Amount: No more than 25% of total project cost/ $25,000 max

States:  Illinois,  Iowa

Area: Mercer and Rock Island Counties, Illinois; Louisa, Muscatine and Scott Counties, Iowa

Description: To support biomedical and scientific research, scholarships, and programs addressing the educational and recreational needs of youth

Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP)

Grant Provider: U.S. Department of Education

Type:  Physical Activity

Amount: Varies

Description: To initiate, expand or enhance physical education programs for K-12 students

Build a Bear Workshop Foundation

Grant Provider: Build a Bear Workshop

Type:  Community Development

Amount: $1,000-$5,000

Description: To impact children's health and wellness, animals and the environment, and education

BNSF Railway Foundation

Grant Provider: BNSF

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

Area: Areas in which employees live

Description: To help strengthen human health and human services, federated organizations, youth organizations and educational institutions

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Grant Provider: Gates Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

Description: To help reduce inequalities in neglected areas and build stronger communities

Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA)

Grant Provider: Caltrans Division of Local Assistance

Type:  Transportation Safety & Convenience

Amount: Varies

State:  California

Description: To create and provide improvements for bicycle commuters

Bank of the West Charitable Investments Program

Grant Provider: Bank of the West

Type:  Families in Need

Amount: $100,000 average

States:  Arizona,  California,  Colorado,  Idaho,  Iowa,  Kansas,  Minnesota,  Missouri,  Nebraska,  Nevada,  New Mexico,  North Dakota,  Oklahoma,  Oregon,  South Dakota,  Utah,  Washington,  Wisconsin,  Wyoming

Description: To improve quality of life for low income communities