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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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

Colorado Health Foundation

Grant Provider: Colorado Health Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

State:  Colorado

Description: To support health in communities, schools, and neighborhoods

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

Building Healthy Communities

Grant Provider: The California Endowment

Type:  Health & Wellness

Amount: Varies

State:  California

Description: To support and implement health in communities, schools, and neighborhoods

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