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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National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Grant Provider: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Type:  Health & Wellness

Amount: $189 million across multiple communities

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: Community Health Funding

Zanvyl & Isabelle Krieger Fund

Grant Provider: Krieger Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: $2,500-$25,000

Description: To improve health and the environment with the focus on underserved communities

Winthrop Rockefeller Fund

Grant Provider: Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: $250-$5,000

State:  Arkansas

Description: To enrich and improve community development through education and economics

Wells Fargo Corporate Giving Grants

Grant Provider: Wells Fargo

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

States:  Alabama,  Alaska,  Arizona,  Arkansas,  California,  Colorado,  Connecticut,  ,  Florida,  Georgia,  Idaho,  Illinois,  Indiana,  Kansas,  Maryland,  Michigan,  Minnesota,  Mississippi,  Montana,  Nebraska,  Nevada,  New Jersey,  New Mexico,  New York,  North Carolina,  North Dakota,  Ohio,  Oregon,  Pennsylvania,  South Carolina,  South Dakota,  Tennessee,  Texas,  Utah,  Virginia,  Washington,  Wisconsin,  Wyoming

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

Union Pacific Foundation Grants

Grant Provider: Union Pacific Corporation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Up to $10,000

Area: Areas in which employees live

Description: To improve cultural and educational facilities and community based programs

Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

Grant Provider: U.S. Department of Transportation

Type:  Transportation Safety & Convenience

Amount: $820 million nationwide

Description: To move ahead in the 21st Century Act that funds programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives

TIGER Discretionary Grants

Grant Provider: U.S. Department of Transportation

Type:  Recreational Trails & Facilities

Amount: $600M

Description: To assist with investments in road, rail, transit and port projects

The Seattle Foundation

Grant Provider: The Seattle Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

State:  Washington

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

The Parks and Recreation Trust Fund

Grant Provider: North Carolina State Parks

Type:  Outdoor Recreational Areas & Facilities

Amount: Typically < $500,000

State:  North Carolina

Description: To build and renovate facilities in the surrounding state parks

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 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