Funding for Commercial Shade Installation

Need funding? 

Check out the latest shade structure grant opportunities to assist you in funding your next shade project.

There’s a number of playground sun shade grants and financing options to help you get the shade structure you want. No matter what your project might be, a budget doesn’t have to limit you. You can get the shade structure you want with the right combination of grants and financing options.

Applying for every shade structure grant program you may qualify for is important. A shade structure grant essentially gives you money which does not have to be repaid towards the cost of buying and installing your structure. With funding in place, you may be able to buy a larger, better-quality shade solution, allowing you to offer better sun protection over a larger area. This can allow you to offer maximum protection to your visitors.

What Shade Grants Are Available?

Some grants are for specific types of projects. For example, there are specific shade grants for schools and educational institutions as well as playground shade structure grants for communities. You do not need to be a non-profit to apply. While some funding is reserved for not-for-profit organizations, there are also grant options for other types of groups.

Since there are so many types of grants, read over instructions and requirements carefully. You may just find a funding program which allows you to secure the shade structure you want and need. USA SHADE has a list of grants you will want to consult to get started on your funding journey.

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Applying for Shade Grants

Funding options allow you to get started on your project. However, you will want to keep in mind the process of applying for grants is competitive. To apply effectively to shade structure grant programs, keep in mind the following tips:

  • Always read instructions completely and fill out applications as fully as possible.
  • Be sure to stress how your shade structure project will help others in your community.
  • Spend time editing and polishing your application writing to make it as persuasive as possible.


Shade Funding Opportunities:

AAD Shade Structure Program

The America Academy of Dermatology (ADD) awards grants up to $8k to both non-profit organizations and public schools to install shade structures.

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ACHIEVE Healthy Communities

ACHIEVE (Action Communities for Health, Innovation, and EnVironment changE) is sponsored by the CDC to prevent and manage health-risk factors.

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Education Relief Funds in Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act provides education relief funds for schools in 2021.

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Home Depot

The Home Depot Building Healthy Communities Grant Program helps support improvement projects as well as community development. 

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KaBOOM Community Partnership Grant

KaBoom! offers grants to help communities build playspace project that is safe for kids.

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Mattel Children's Foundation

The Mattel Children's Foundation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that look to improve the lives of children in need.

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NFC Grant Program

USA SHADE is partnered with National Fitness Campaign, a San Francisco-based social enterprise, to help communities fund and build outdoor fitness courts in cities and schools.

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The Shade Foundation

The Shade Foundation of America occasionally provides grant programs for shade structures.

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