The Shade Structures Program awards grants in the amount of $8,000 each for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas, including playgrounds, pools and eating areas.
The Neighborhood Builder's Program funds issues relating to: 1) community development, 2) education and workforce development, 3) critical needs, 4) leadership development for staff. Local grants are based on local needs.
Eligibility: Recipients must: be focused on local neighborhood priorities, have a tax-exempt status under the IRS, not be classified as a private foundation, be located in one of Bank of America's 45 markets.
The CVS Caremark Community Grants program awards funds for
programs targeting children with disabilities and health and
rehabilitation services, public schools promoting a greater level of
inclusion in student activities and extracurricular programs, and
initiatives that give greater access to physical movement and play.
Eligibility: Organizations must be non-profit and serve communities where CVS Caremark has a business presence.
The Community Development Block Grant Program is a "flexible
program that provides communities with resources to address a wide
range of unique community development needs." The Program works to
ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most
vulnerable in communities and to create jobs through the expansion and
retention of businesses.
Eligibility: All grantees must secure participation of low or moderate income citizens in the procurement and implementation of the grant. Eligible activities include 1) Acquisition of real property 2) Relocation and demolition 3) Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures 4) Construction of public facilities and improvements.
KaBOOM! and Dr Pepper Snapple offer grants to qualifying
organizations to purchase playground equipment, grants to communities
wishing to make their playground safer, and grants to improve existing
Eligibility: Let's Play Community Construction: is open to U.S. based municipalities, neighborhood associations, schools, day care centers, and non-profit organizations without a playground or with existing equipment that is unsafe for children to use. Let's Play Maintenance: is open to communities that demonstrate diligence in maintaining their playground. Let's Play Completion: is open to municipalities, neighborhood associations, schools, day care centers and non-profit organizations who have built a playground without any KaBOOM! funding.
The Foundation awards grants to build public skate parks in low income communities.