School Grants

School Playground Grants

Updated-  November 6, 2020

Use this listing of school playground grants to secure funding for your school playground. Planning a school garden? Check out our listing of school playground grants for school gardens as well. Additional materials for writing your grant are available on our grants resource page to assist you.

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Albertsons Foundation Grants

Organization: Safeway Foundation

Program/Grant: Albertsons Foundation Grants

Website: http://national.albertsonscompaniesfoundation.org/get-funded/

Purpose: Priorities: hunger relief, education, health and human services and assisting people with disabilities.

Funding: Cycle: Rolling

Amount: 25,000

Deadline: Rolling- Reviews bi-annually

Eligibility: non-profits, schools


Aldi Smart Kids Grants

Organization: Aldi Foundation

Program/Grant: Smart Kids Grants

Website: https://corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/

Purpose: Supports local communities where they have stores. Emphasis on Health and Wellness

Funding Cycle: Submit the application online

Amount: $ Varies Both money and gift cards

Eligibility: 501 C3 organization


American Express Grants

Organization: American Express Foundation

Program/Grant: Serving Communities

Website: https://about.americanexpress.com/grant-applications-and-reports%20

Purpose: educated kids, healthy kids, secure families, racial equity, and civic engagement.

Funding Cycle: Rolling

Amount: Varies

Eligibility: 501 C3 organization


Coca-Cola Community Support Grants

Organization: Coca-Cola Foundation

Program/Grant: Community Support Grants

Website: https://www.coca-colacompany.com/shared-future/communities

Purpose: The Coca-Cola Foundation provides grants to a wide variety of 501(c)(3) organizations that focus on children, education, and/or health.

Funding Cycle: Ongoing

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Ongoing

Eligibility: 501 C3 organization


Costco Wholesale Grants

Organization: Costco

Program/Grant: Costco Wholesale Grants

Website: https://forms.benevity.org/eb5f89d4-4631-4c20-8681-0186712671a0 

Purpose: Priorities: Physical Activity and Nutrition

Funding: Cycle: Rolling

Amount: Varies

Deadline: Rolling

Contact: CommunityRelations@costco.com

Eligibility: non-profits, schools


Community Impacts Grant Program

Organization: Home Depot Foundation

Website: http://homedepotfoundation.org/page/applying-for-a-grant

Purpose: Grants are available for public schools that are using the power of volunteers to improve the physical health of their community.

Funding cycle: Check website

Amount: Grants up to $5,000 are given in the form of the Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials, or services

Eligibility: Only proposals submitted through the online application process will be considered for funding. Projects must be completed within 6 months following notification of award, with reporting requirements due 30 days following the completion of the project.

Contact info: hd_foundation@homedepot.com


Creative Play Grant

Organization: Kaboom

Program/Grant: Creative Play Grants

Website: https://corporate.bestbuy.com/best-buy-now-accepting-applications-for-community-grants/

Purpose: Encourages Creativity, communication, and collaboration in play.

Funding Cycle: Ongoing

Amount: varies by product

Eligibility: 501 C3 organization


Game On Grants

Organization: Action for Healthy Kids

Program/Grant: Good Sports Grant

Website: https://www.goodsports.org/apply/

Purpose: For a school garden, recess equipment, new nutrition program, and physical activity programs.

Funding Cycle: Closes Sept 13, 2019

Amount: $1000

Eligibility: 501 C3 organization


Good Sports Grants

Organization: Good Sports

Program/Grant: Good Sports Grant

Website: https://www.goodsports.org/apply/

Purpose: Serves youth between 13-18 Schools Eligible

Funding Cycle: Opens Fall & Spring each year

Amount: No Max for equipment

Eligibility: 501 C3 organization


Gopher Sports

Organization: Americas Dairy Farmers