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We know purchasing new playground equipment requires planning and access to funds. Grounds For Play provides a variety of playground funding options to help you achieve a play environment that meets the needs of your childcare, school, or housing community. Not only do we offer a FREE state-by-state grant guide, we also offer our Partnerships For Play program. Our Partnerships For Play program consists of two resources: matching funds catered towards schools and child cares and a crowdfunding guide. 

Matching Funds Grant Program

Partnerships For Play

In an effort to provide better play opportunities for children attending school or a child care center or living within smaller municipalities, Grounds For Play offers a matching funds program. Eligible schools, child care centers, or municipalities may apply to become a partner in play and receive matching funding towards their next recreational equipment purchase. During the next application window, schools, childcare centers, and smaller municipalities may apply through our application link on this page. These grants are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

How Matching Funds Work

Our Partnerships For Play Matching Funds Program is available for eligible schools, childcare centers, and smaller municipalities (those with a population of 15,000 and under) throughout the United States. If approved, you can receive up to 100% matching funds towards the purchase of structures within our Partnerships For Play program. To view the playground structures available within our Partnerships For Play program, check out our Partnerships For Play Program Guide. In our guide you can learn more about how our matching funds program works, if you are eligible to receive matching funds, and view all eligible playgrounds you can purchase. For more information, see our terms and conditions at the bottom of this page. The application window for this program is currently closed.

Playground Matching Funds

Crowdfunding Made Easy

Partnerships For Play

Planning a successful crowdfunding campaign for a new playground project can be difficult time-consuming. We have broken down that process to make it easy for you! Meet Partnerships For Play. Partnerships For Play is a crowdfunding program designed to help you design and raise money for your playground project. The platform works with you and your sales representative to plan and execute a successful crowdfunding campaign for your project.

How does it work?

The campaign has a four-phase structure to collect important information through planning, recruiting, engagement, and execution. From start to finish, this process takes course over the time frame of 8 weeks to create a successful crowdfuding campaign.

  1. Planning: Set clear goals for your campaign. We work closely with you and your sales representative to set up clear campaign goals and your crowdfuding site.
  2. Recruiting: Build awareness through soft launch. Host events such as a PTA  launch party or pep rally to excite parents and students. You could even have your sales representative come out to present!
  3. Engagement: Time to launch your campaign. Through multiple touch points, you launch your campaign to the community through printed posters, emails, social media, etc.
  4. Execution: Create hype to raise big funds. Different ways to create hype would be to offer prizes for money amounts raised, press release, etc. News coverage has often worked for past projects!

Let's get started!

Start raising money for your project with Partnerships For Play. We have several options to aid you to reach your fundraising goal. Collateral creation for your campaign can include anything from press releases to social media posts to a video. Allow Grounds For Play and your sales representative help you raise the money your project deserves. Let's team up and make your playground dream a reality!