Playground Fund

Categories: Children, Early Childhood, Quick Review, Youth


To support capital and other needs of playgrounds, especially those that encourage community use and/or are handicapped accessible.

Typical Grant Size

$1,000 to $2,000

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations within the eight-county region around Rochester (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties). Applicants may only receive one playground grant per year.

Application Due Date(s)

Rolling application; no deadline. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received.


Send one copy of completed Project Brief Application to Kate Kidera (contact info below). With it, submit a letter (on the letterhead of the nonprofit organization) explaining the need and how it meets the criteria. The identity of the person does not need to be revealed until and unless the request is approved. Include the amount requested and the specific purpose(s) for which the grant will be used.

Notification Date(s)

Usually within three weeks of receipt of application.


Kate Kidera
Rochester Area Community Foundation
500 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607-1912

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