American Academy of Dermatology: Shade Structure Program
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and nonprofit 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.
Amount: Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations that provide services, programs, and curricula to children and teenagers who are 18 and younger. To be considered, applicants must:
- Be recommended by an Academy member dermatologist (locate an AAD member dermatologist by using the Find a Dermatologist tool)
- Demonstrate a commitment to sun safety within their organizations
- Be considering a shade structure that meets the requirements of the AAD (link opens a PDF)
- Demonstrate that they have had an active sun safety/skin cancer awareness program for at least one year prior to application
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