Funding

Need funding? 

Check out the latest 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.

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,

  • 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 Systems 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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Lowe’s

Lowe’s provides grants for both public and charter schools and community improvement projects. 

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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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The Shade Foundation

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

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US Play Coalition

The US Play Coalition provides many funding opportunities.

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