The American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) Shade Structure Program awards funds to schools, day-cares, parks, and other non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures where children learn and play. Each shade structure award is a maximum of $8,000, which includes the cost for shade structure materials and installation. In addition to the grant, the AAD also provides a permanent sign to be placed near the shade structure featuring sun-safety tips. The AAD receives support for this program through donations from its members, outside organizations, and individuals.
Since its launch in 1999, the AAD’s Shade Structure Program has awarded 400 shade structure grants, which provide shade for over 3 million individuals each day.
Fields Playground Group is excited to tell you that we have applied for this grant. The picture above of our playground shows 2 of our 3 yellow shades. Our home page has a youtube video that shows the location of all three. Check it out. To be considered for this grant program, applications must include a letter of recommendation from an AAD member dermatologist. We are blessed to be sponsored by a great dermatologist! Every month our web page and facebook page will feature some interesting and important information for you and your families. We also have a cute poem on paper for all the presentations that we are asked to give.