American Academy of Dermatology: Shade Structure Grants
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 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.
Amount: Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and public schools that provide services, programs, and curricula to children and teenagers who are 18 and younger. Additionally:
- Be recommended by an Academy member dermatologist
- Demonstrate a commitment to sun safety within their organizations (see the online application for specific criteria to meet this requirement)
- Be considering a shade structure that meets the stringent requirements of the AAD. Download the guidelines book (https://assets.ctfassets.net/1ny4yoiyrqia/4MOzaPIIBdmDExlFmeYpSe/1e75be5d88572fc34d8a340abf184a8f/sh…) for specific criteria on shade structure selection
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