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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Everychild Foundation Grant

Grant Provider: Everychild Foundation

Type:  Families in Need

Amount: Up to $1 million

State:  California

Description: To create a positive difference that will impact the lives of children in need

Ethel S. Abbot Charitable Foundation Grant Program

Grant Provider: Ethel S. Abbot Charitable Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

State:  Nebraska

Area: Greater Lincoln and Omaha, and western Nebraska

Description: To improve the quality of life and strengthen communities

Esping Family Foundation Grants

Grant Provider: Esping Family Foundation

Type:  Youth Development

Amount: $500-$50,000

State:  Texas

Area: Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas

Description: To support education, arts and culture, health and human services

Environmental Education Grants

Grant Provider: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Type:  Conservation

Amount: Varies

Description: To support education that fosters environmental awareness, knowledge and skills

Entergy’s Open Grants Program

Grant Provider: Energy Charitable Foundation

Type:  Outdoor Recreational Areas & Facilities

Amount: Varies

States:  Arkansas,  Louisiana,  Massachusetts,  Michigan,  Mississippi,  New Hampshire,  New York,  Texas,  Vermont

Description: To provide community services to build playgrounds and stronger communities

El Pomar Foundation Grants

Grant Provider: El Pomar Foundation

Type:  Outdoor Recreational Areas & Facilities

Amount: Varies

State:  Colorado

Description: To create and maintain high quality recreational areas and facilities

Doris Day Animal Foundation

Grant Provider: Doris Day

Type:  Animal Facilities

Amount: Varies

Description: To help organizations in need of help, caring, and protecting animals

Dog Park Fund – My Darling Theo

Grant Provider: Dog Park Foundation

Type:  Animal Facilities

Amount: Varies

Description: To create dog parks and off-leash areas for more suitable facilities for pets and pet owners

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

Darden Restaurants Foundation Grants

Grant Provider: Darden Restaurants

Type:  Health & Wellness

Amount: $5,000-$100,000

Area: Areas where Darden has facilities

Description: To create and strengthen physical activity in communities

CSX Beyond Our Rails – Giving Gateway

Grant Provider: CSX

Type:  Transportation Safety & Convenience

Amount: Varies

Description: To support causes that align with our community focus areas.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Grant Provider: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

Description: To provide resources to assist in developing communities