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We encourage you to visit the Peaceful Playgrounds grants page of our website for grant writing materials and templates.  The grants page  provides templates to use for Corporate or Foundation Grants. Download a copy of our  Grant Writing Template and get a head start on writing a successful proposal for implementing the Peaceful Playgrounds Program in your own school.
Lowe's Toolbox for Education
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Each year Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant funds approximately 20 schools across the nation with funds for installing the Peaceful Playgrounds Program.

Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program funds school improvement projects initiated by parents in recognition of the importance of parent involvement in education.

Peaceful Playgrounds provides a grant writing template and a Free Grant Writing Webinar to assist those schools applying for the grant.

Maximum award: $5,000.

Eligibility: K-12 schools (including charter, parochial, private, etc.) or parent groups (associated with a non-profit K-12 school).

Deadline: October 16, 2009.
Playground Supervisor Training & Certification

newsletter grantsThe Peaceful Playgrounds Online Playground Supervisor Training is designed to introduce administrators, teachers, substitute teachers, physical educators, parents, after school personnel, and playground supervisors to the responsibilities and techniques associated with keeping children safe on a playground.

This online course will serve as a certified professional development experience. This course details playground surfacing, play structure safety, and playground supervision.

The course highlights legal supervision responsibilities and "how to keep kids safe".

Playground supervisor competency is an important factor to ensure good supervision. Adults do not automatically have the skills necessary to appropriately supervise students at play on a school playground. Well trained playground supervisors who know how to do the right things the right way at the right time are the best defense against litigation.

Contact for more information:
Special discounts for schools and districts.

The one hour online course is convenient, inexpensive and can helps supervisors to understand their role and responsibilities.

"The course provides facts and information that are valuable for all playground supervisors. The list of playground responsibilities and procedures for dealing with behavior problems are helpful and would be a good base of knowledge for anyone knew to playground supervision." -Nancy Goettl, Playground Supervisor
  The Prudential Foundation - Prudential Foundation Revitalizing Communities Grants
The Prudential Foundation promotes sustainable communities by focusing its grant making on education, economic development and civic infrastructure. Examples of funded projects are helping to improve schools, promoting neighborhood activities, and preserving parks and playgrounds.

Award amounts vary. Eligible applicants include tax-exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) or agencies that are members of the Federal, or any State, County or local Municipal government.

Deadline: Rolling

Please contact The Prudential Foundation for more specific grant information and to apply:
Announcing Peaceful Playgrounds
"Learn to Play" U.S. Map Stencil Giveaway

Giveaway on the Peaceful Playgrounds WebsitePeaceful Playgrounds, Inc. has announced their new "Learn to Play" U.S. Map Stencil Giveaway Program. Enter today to win the geographically and proportionally accurate educational stencil which is Peaceful Playground's best selling playground stencil.

A winner will be selected each quarter and no purchase is necessary to win. Enroll your school today by signing up for the U.S. Playground Map Stencil Giveaway on the Peaceful Playgrounds Website.
Lego Children's Fund Grant

newsletter grantsThe LEGO Children's Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs, either in part or in total, with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. We will give priority consideration to programs that both meet our goals and are supported in volunteer time and effort by our employees.

The Foundation awards grants to qualified tax-exempt organizations (as determined under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue code) including educational organizations as defined in USC 26 170 (C) with specific, identifiable needs primarily in these areas of support:

* Early childhood education and development
* Technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities
* Sport or athletic programs that concentrate on under-served youth

Grant Amounts:
There are no restrictions on grant amounts up to the quarterly allocation. Typical awards, however are between USD $500 and USD $5,000.

Deadline- Ongoing.      Application Procedures.
We hope that you will find this grant information helpful. Please don't forget to visit the Peaceful Playgrounds Website for more grant information.
Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D.
Peaceful Playgrounds, Inc.
951-245-6970  Fax 951-245-6956
17975 Collier Ave. Unit 5
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530