About Let's Play Grants

Does your neighborhood need to build a new playground or fix up an existing playground? Do you know of a community group or school that has a significant need for sports equipment? If so, apply for a Let’s Play grant from one of our outstanding Let’s Play partners.

Let’s Play Grants that Provide the “Tools” to Play

Let’s Play Before & After Photo Contest Grants

Let’s Play Before & After Contest Grants are awarded to winners of the online contest in which youth-serving organizations and schools across the country are encouraged to submit pictures of their used, worn-out sports equipment for the chance to have it replaced with brand-new sports equipment. The grants range from $1,000 in brand-new sports equipment all the way up to a grand prize of $20,000 in new sports equipment. For more information about the Before & After Photo contest please contact letsplay@goodsports.org.

Let’s Play Physical Activity Equipment Kits

The $1,000 Let’s Play Physical Activity Equipment Kits are available to qualifying schools, and after-school programs that provide a variety of activities to their participants. These kits will include a variety of sports equipment that will help enhance Physical Education or after-school programming. Potential grantees must complete the Good Sports application to be considered. Click here to learn more.   

Let’s Play Youth Sports Grants
The Let’s Play Youth Sports grants are available to community organizations and schools across the U.S. that provide sports/recreational opportunities to the youth within their communities. Approved applicants will have the opportunity to receive a donation of $5,000 in brand-new sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to support their efforts. These Let’s Play Youth Sports Grants will make play possible across all types of sports and activities. For more information about the Let’s Play Youth Sports grants, please click here

Let’s Play Grants that Enhance an Existing Play Space or Provide a New “Space” to Play

Let’s Play Community Construction Grants

Multiple $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grants are available for qualifying U.S.-based organizations to be used toward the purchase of new playground equipment, which will be built using the KaBOOM! community-build model. Grantees must complete the playground project within 12 months of receiving the grant. Apply online at apply.kaboom.org or contact grants@kaboom.org to learn more.

Let’s Play Video Contest Grants

$20,000 Let’s Play Video Contest Grants will be awarded to winners of the online Let’s Play Video Contest, which will kick off on April 4, 2016. Playground grants will be awarded to qualified organizations that receive the most votes in the online voting period, which runs June 13 - June 24, 2016. Contact  grants@kaboom.org to learn more.

Let’s Play Imagination Playground Grants

Imagination Playground in a Cart Grants provide the opportunity for a community to promote free play for children by adding an Imagination Playground in a Cart. Traditional playgrounds consist primarily of fixed equipment, such as slides, monkey bars and teeter-totters. Imagination Playground prompts children to use their imaginations to create a playground of their own design using its signature big blue foam blocks. These grants are ideal for communities that do not wish to build a traditional playground or prefer to focus on imaginative and creative play. Apply for an Imagination Playground online at apply.kaboom.org or contact grants@kaboom.org to learn more.

Let’s Play Rigamajig Grants

To promote hands-on free play and learning, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and KaBOOM! are offering a grant opportunity to enhance existing play spaces by adding Rigamajig play products. From planks to wheels and pulleys, these wooden play kits encourage curiosity while playing. These grants are ideal for communities that do not wish to build a traditional playground or prefer to focus on imaginative and creative play. Apply for a Rigamajig grant online at apply.kaboom.org or contact grants@kaboom.org to learn more.

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