A shade structure grant gives you money 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.

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.

There is a wide variety of Program that awards funds to schools, daycares, parks, and other non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures where children learn and play. The aim of the fund is to help maximize their outdoor learning areas and environments by creating safe and shaded outdoor learning spaces in schools to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

It’s important to research each grant thoroughly. The more you know about its origins, goals, and objectives the better you can craft your application to fit its needs and up your chances of being awarded the funds. Applying for every shade structure grant program you may qualify for is important.

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.

Where to find grants for shades:

  1. Funding Campaign
  2. Community Impact Grants

The Home Depot | Grants

  1. Charitable and Educational Foundations

Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (clearlearngrants.com)

Grants – KABOOM! Playground and Playspace Grants for Communities

Philanthropy Home | Mattel, Inc.

  1. Assistance from Community Service Organizations –
    1. Start local with your fundraising. Ask parents and grandparents of the children that frequent your park or attend your school or daycare.  They’ll be more inclined to invest in something their children will be able to use.
    2. Find small businesses that will want to invest
  2. Apply for state or federal grants