Playground Grants for Nonprofits
501(c)(3) Playground Grants for Nonprofits in the USA
Are you interested in finding playground grants for nonprofits? Then you’ve come to the right place. This compiled list of playground grants for nonprofits will help you start finding funding to kickstart your capital project and build that playground for your 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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Radio Flyer Donations - National Giving
Radio Flyer receives a high volume of requests for donations, special pricing, and sponsorship from around the world - from a wide variety of worthy organizations and causes.
Our mission is to bring smiles and create warm memories by creating products that foster outdoor active play. As part of this mission we focus our social responsibility efforts on organizations that are dedicated to these same goals.
Currently our main commitments are:
- Charitable giving to national organizations to better centralize our philanthropic efforts – such as The Starlight Children’s Foundation whose mission is to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. And, the Toy Industry Foundation whose mission is to bring joy, comfort, and learning to children in need through play.
- Annually sponsoring & building playgrounds in our community for underprivileged kids, through our partnership with KaBOOM! - a national non-profit dedicated to saving play for America's children. See the page for KaBOOM! grants here.
- We allocate the remainder of our giving to local non-profit entities in the Chicagoland area dedicated specifically to the education, health and well-being of children – age ranges from infants to 8 years old. See the page for Chicagoland grants here.
Lawrence Foundation Grant
The Lawrence Foundation
The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid-2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or other similar organizations are eligible for grants from The Lawrence Foundation.
Grant Amount and Types
Grants typically range between $5,000 - $10,000. In some limited cases we may make larger grants, but that is typically after we have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. We also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
General operating or program/project grant requests within our areas of interests are accepted.
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Grant
The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs.
Cash for Classrooms Grants
Casey's General Stores, Inc
Since our humble beginning in 1968 as a general store in Boone, Iowa, Casey’s has steadily grown from the heart of one community to the next. Today, we serve communities across 16 states in more than 2,300 store locations. Yet our focus will never waiver from being the friendly face who brews your first cup of coffee to greeting you with a smile on your last stop after work. While we continuously aim to create innovative services and offerings, we’ll always stay true to making life better for our communities and guests every day.
At Casey’s, our purpose is “to make life better for communities and guests every day” — and we make sure it shows. We are passionate about giving back to our communities because we are our communities. We’re your neighbors, your friends, and your family. We take pride in supporting efforts that strengthen our communities because our families also live and work here. We know you by name, and we show up for you when we know we can help. We are here for our communities, which means we’re Here For Good.
Cash for Classrooms Grants
Casey’s Cash for Classrooms Grant Program awards grants to benefit K-12 public and nonprofit, and private schools.
The funding priorities included:
- Physical Improvements:
- Projects that help update and improve the school through repairs, enhancements or new additions. This can include internal (building, classrooms) or external (playground, fields).
- Material Needs:
- Needs for supplies, technology, materials or other items that would enrich the learning environment.
- Teacher Support:
- Programs that seek to grow the skills of teachers, offer professional development or address training resources.
- Community Engagement:
- Efforts to engage students with the community. Examples include external experiences like student volunteerism programs, camps or field trips.
In celebration of Kubota’s 50th Anniversary in the U.S. and in the spirit of Together We Do More, Kubota’s Hometown Proud community revitalization grant program kicks off its second year in a BIG way, investing in five $100,000 community grants. Also new this year, each of the five grant winners will have a chance at an additional $100,000 Kubota Community Choice Award selected by public vote this summer!
At Kubota, we strive to give back and inspire change in the communities where our employees, dealers, and customers live and work. That is why for 2022, in celebration of our 50th Anniversary in the U.S., we are significantly increasing our investment in American communities through the Hometown Proud grant program, expanding five-fold to award $500,000 to cities, counties, or nonprofits to revitalize five local projects.
Each project application can be as diverse and imaginative as the community itself, such as:
- Cultivating a community garden
- Creating a new playground area
- Beautifying a community park
- Adding landscaping to a town square or open space
- Modernizing a fairground or rodeo arena
Creative Play Grants
NOTE: Funding for Creative Play grants is limited to specific times of the calendar year and to specific geographic or organizational parameters. Viable applications will be kept on file indefinitely and applicants are only contacted when funding becomes available in their area. To learn more about available funding before starting an application, please contact us.
KaBOOM! and our funding partners are excited to offer Imagination Playground™ and Rigamajig grants to qualifying U.S.-based organizations.
Funding for Creative Play grants is limited to specific times of the calendar year and to specific geographic or organizational parameters. Viable applications will be kept on file indefinitely and applicants are only contacted when funding becomes available in their area.
About Imagination Playground
Imagination Playground is an innovative design in play equipment that encourages creativity, communication, and collaboration in play. With a collection of custom-designed, oversized blue foam parts, Imagination Playground™ provides a changing array of elements that allow children to turn their playground into a space constantly built and re-built by their imagination.
Learn more about Imagination Playground
Rigamajig is a collection of wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts, bolts and rope allow that children to follow their curiosity while playing. There are no wrong answers, and while the pieces can come together as a crane used to convey buckets or materials, they can also become a giraffe, monster, robot, airplane or just a "thingy."
Learn more about Rigamajig
Grant recipients will receive a Rigamajig OR an Imagination Playground. Let us know if you have a preference for one of the products in your application!
The Imagination Playground grant includes four carts of Imagination Playground equipment.
The Rigamajig grant includes two carts of Rigamajig equipment.