Capital Project Grants Offered to Schools, Parks

Grants_ImagePrivate Funders: KaBOOM! and Dr Pepper-Snapple; Opportunity: Build it With KaBOOM Grants; Funding Focus: Physical activity, obesity, children; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits, child-serving organizations, governments and schools; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $15,000 each; Deadline: Rolling.

Summary: These private grants encourage communities to improve opportunities for childhood recreation. Grants are used toward the purchase of playground equipment that will be built by community partners. Winners receive guidance and technical assistance from a grants manager at KaBOOM! as they embark on a community-built playground project.

Other Grants

Kaboom also sponsors the Imagination Playground in a Cart opportunity ( Applicants can win a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, which allows children to turn their playground into a space built and re-built by their imagination. Eligibility includes municipalities and child-serving nonprofit organizations. Rolling deadlines.

Info: (build it); Questions 202/659-0215;

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education.

Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government.

Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.

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