Private 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.
Kaboom also sponsors the Imagination Playground in a Cart opportunity (http://tinyurl.com/le8zjnf). 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.