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.

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Grant Provider: The McKnight Foundation

Type:  Community Development

Amount: Varies

State:  Minnesota

Description: To enrich children, families, and communities.

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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.

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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.

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