Grant Options for Rubber Playground Surfacing

Looking into how to pay for that new playground? See our playground grants resource list.

Playground Grants Resources List | adventureTURF Playground Surfacing
ACS New York

Most often, the first thing we talk about with prospective new playground surfacing customers and local community organizations is budget. For obvious reasons we (and they) must stay within their budget constraints. But there are a significant number of playground grants resources available to help offset the cost of the new playground surface. We advise them to look into playground grants to help fund the new playground.

There is no question that poured in place and rubber tile playground or pool deck surfaces can be fairly expensive. Of course, our thought on that is ‘you get what you pay for.’ However, we completely understand that not every potential customer has the funds necessary to pay for these upgrades on their playgrounds.

One of the best suggestions we can give to potential customers is to apply for grants to assist in raising money. Each year there are thousands of dollars in available grants to schools, day cares, churches etc. for recycled rubber applications within their new playground surface. Considering our materials consist of mainly recycled rubber, these grants can be a perfect opportunity for many people interested in a new playground surface. We’ve compiled a list of potential grants you may want to consider. This is by no means an exhaustive list; be sure to check your local community for additional grants and available funding sources.

  1. Kaboom Fundraising:
  10. Up to $25000 PVC free Playground Grant from Playworld Systems
  11. CVS & Caremark
  12. General Mills-Champions for Healthy Kids
  13. NFL Keep Gym in School Grant
  14. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services source for federal grants
  15. Responsible Sports Grants – Youth Sports Grants from Liberty Mutual
  16. Youth Garden Grants
  17. Office of Head Start Expansion Grants Program
  18. National Recess Week
  19. Frosted Flakes – for baseball or football fields
  20. NFL Play 60
  21. PNC Grow Up Great
  22. Access to Recreation
  23. U.S. Department of Education (ED)
  24. Hasbro Children’s Fund
  25. L. Bean Conservation and Recreation Grants
  26. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Education Grants
  27. Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation – Early Childhood Care and Education Grants
  28. General Mills Youth Nutrition and Fitness Grants
  29. NRPA Step Up to Health Healthy Communities Start in Parks Grants
  30. Reader’s Digest Make it Matter Grant
  31. National Education Association Student Achievement Grants
  32. Captain Planet Foundation Grants
  33. GreenWorks! Grant Program
  34. Staples Foundation For Learning
  35. Pay it Forward Foundation Mini Grants
  36. Kids in Need Teacher Grants
  37. Education Mini Grants Funded by the Entomological Society of America
  38. The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
  39. Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Awards
  40. The Finish Line Youth Foundation
  41. Women’s Sports Foundation Grants
  42. The Wal-Mart Foundation Grants
  43. CDC (Center for Disease Control) grants for nutrition and physical activity
  44. Kellogg Foundation Grants
  45. Every Kid Sports – Grants
  46. Rite Aid Foundation Kid Cents

If you are planning to apply for any of the above grants, and need additional supporting information for your new playground surfacing project, contact us. We’re happy to help!