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 Grant Opportunities


The Community Change Grant program supports the growing network of advocates, organizations, and agencies working to advance walkability. Grants are awarded to innovative, engaging, and inclusive programs and projects that create change and opportunity for walking and movement at the community level. 

Applications for grants open in the fall and are awarded for the full calendar year following. The number of grants awarded varies each year, depending on available funds. Click here to learn more.

MLB-MBLPA Youth Development Foundation

In 2016, Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) joined together to form a charitable foundation with a mission of increasing participation in, and expanding access to, youth baseball and softball across the United States and internationally. Since its inception, the MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation (YDF) has awarded millions of dollars in grants to community-based projects that encourage and empower youth through baseball and softball – on and off the field – in underserved communities. Click here to learn more and apply.

American Academy of Dermatology Shade Structure Grant

The AAD Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools, or recreation spaces. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign for display near the shade structure. Click here to learn more.

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation Grant Program

Municipal entities, local nonprofits and public schools are eligible to apply to support the planting of fruitful trees and plants to alleviate hunger, combat global warming, strengthen communities and improve the surrounding environment. Trees can be planted at community gardens, city and state parks, low-income neighborhoods, Native American reservations, schools, and other locations where they will serve the greater community. The Foundation provides high-quality trees and shrubs, equipment, on-site orchard design expertise and oversight, horticultural workshops, and aftercare training and manuals. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Learn more and apply.

Sunflower Foundation Grants

The work at the Sunflower Foundation is guided by the mission: To serve as a catalyst for improving the health of Kansans. We seek partnerships with organizations and communities that focus on similar goals. To learn more, visit their website.

Other Grant Opportunity

- Association of Aquatic Professionals Grants- Life Jackets and Swim Lessons (4 Application Deadlines are Jan 1/ Apr 1/ Jul 1/ Oct 1)

- Louder Than Words Grants by Finish Line (Our 2022 application periods are July 5 - August 8 and September 6 - October 10. Please visit this link to see more details and apply.)

- Grants.gov

Land and Water Coalition Fund

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