Grants

Innovative Playground Design Trends and Fundraising Resources

Novel trends in design combined with innovative approaches to playground use and access to a variety of funding sources are making playgrounds a place to gather, play and stay.

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NRPA Provides Microgrant Funding

NRPA, in partnership with The Lakeshore Foundation, awarded four local park and recreation agencies $1,000 each in microgrant funding to implement an innovative, inclusive project.

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With a Little Help From Friends

Crowdfunding is proving a useful new tool for park and recreation agencies across the country.

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Raising Money and Awareness One Dollar at a Time

This past fall, NRPA launched Fund Your Park — the only crowdfunding site dedicated to parks and recreation.

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Shelter from the Sun

Melanoma is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in young adults. To advance the fight against skin cancer, the American Academy of Dermatology awards tens of thousands of dollars to equip schools, parks, and childcare facilities with high-quality shade structures for their outdoor play areas.

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