To Learn More about How to Write Grants

How to Write a Grant Proposal The Basics – From Summary to Budget an
article by Joanne Fritz

The Foundation Center offers free webinars for beginners and fee based classes
for more extensive learning.

KaBOOM’s Toolkit provides good information about writing grants for playgrounds.

For Federal Grants, the National Institute for Health and Human Services put out
Tip Sheets.

Grant Sources for Schools, Playgrounds, and Outdoor Classrooms–Listing of different grant sources for teachers is the number one resource for disability grants for programming for adults and children (and their families) who have been diagnosed with Autism, Developmentally Challenged (Disabled or Delayed), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders; Visually Impaired with Blindness or Low Vision; Brain Injury; Hearing Impaired, Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing; Learning Disabilities; Medical Disabilities; Physical Disabilities; Psychiatric Disabilities; and Speech and Language Disabilities.   

PlayworldListing of fundraising ideas and grant sources by state

Lowes–Provides funding for schools to build an Outdoor Classroom

Captain Planet Foundation–Provides funding for projects that focus on
environmental education and include students in the planning.

KaBOOM-Often provides challenge grants for community build playgrounds

Kortat’s List of Grants–A list of grant sources

Crowd Sourcing

Ioby — ioby brings neighborhood projects to life, block by block.

Fundraise — is a social fundraising platform that allows anyone to create and manage online fundraisers. You don’t have to be a 501c3! Whether you are raising money to buy new uniforms for your child’s team, supporting an ailing neighbor, or launching a large fundraising campaign for your nonprofit, we can help you exceed your goals!

Crowdrise — Raise money online for personal causes and fundraise online for charity. CrowdRise is an innovative, cost-effective online fundraising website for personal fundraisers, non-profit fundraising and event fundraising. Raise money online for causes and have the most fun in the world while doing it.

Fundly — “We Help Everyone Fund What They Love. We do it by empowering individuals and organizations to raise money for the causes and communities they care about.” —’s mission is to connect communities with new funding sources and citizens with the community projects they care about.

IndieGogo — Indiegogo is a way for people all over the world to join forces to make ideas happen. Since 2008, millions of contributors have empowered hundreds of thousands of inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakers—and other game-changers—to bring big dreams to life.

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