Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Foresters are members of the KaBOOM! Corporate Leadership Circle.

National Partners

The KaBOOM! National Partner program was created to recognize our largest Funding Partners. In addition to funding the building of playgrounds and programs that promote the importance of play, National Partners provide significant unrestricted funding to support the mission of KaBOOM!.

National Partners have both the local impact of a KaBOOM!-led build and a nationwide impact on the health and well-being of children and communities. Within the KaBOOM! National Partner program, there is also the Leadership Circle, in which members have provided long-term guidance and support for the organization.

National Partner Leadership Circle

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

In 2011, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) introduced Let’s Play, a community partnership designed to get kids and families active nationwide. The first Let’s Play initiative was a three-year commitment to KaBOOM! to build or fix up 2,000 playgrounds by the end of 2013, benefiting an estimated 5 million children across North America.

By the end of 2012, through Let’s Play, KaBOOM! and DPS awarded more than 1,000 Let’s Play Grants and led the hands-on construction of 30 playgrounds, benefiting nearly 3 million children nationwide!

For more information on Let’s Play, visit letsplay.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter (@letsplay).


Foresters is a leading international life insurance provider that is member-based, family-focused, and community-spirited. This means that Foresters is driven to share, not shareholder driven. Foresters is an organization founded on and committed to championing the well-being of families.

Since the partnership began in 2006, Foresters has invested $6 million with KaBOOM! to build playgrounds in communities across North America. In 2010, Foresters became a National Partner, by the end of our three-year partnership in 2013, Foresters and KaBOOM! will have built nearly 100 playgrounds. These playspaces will provide 2.6 million children and their families with a safe place to spend quality time together and have fun. In addition to building playgrounds with KaBOOM!, Foresters provides long-term guidance and support for KaBOOM! by investing in programs that have a lasting impact on the well-being of families.

National Partners


Disney is a KaBOOM! National Partner, and supports the KaBOOM! vision of a great place to play within walking distance of every child. Since 2007, Disney has pledged more than $4 million to help build nearly 40 playgrounds and learning gardens with the participation of nearly 3,000 Disney VoluntEARS. The playground builds are an extension of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living, an initiative designed to partner with parents to raise healthy, happy kids and make healthier lifestyles fun.

In addition to building playgrounds, Disney is a sponsor of the KaBOOM! Map of Play, a tool to gather data on where playspaces exist, the condition of these playspaces, and where playspaces are needed.

Being a good corporate citizen is a time-honored Disney tradition. Learn more about Disney’s Citizenship efforts.


JetBlue believes it has a corporate responsibility to provide excellent service, both on the air and on the ground. As a responsible corporate citizen, JetBlue works with a variety of non-profit partners to make a difference in the communities they serve.

The partnership between JetBlue and KaBOOM! began in 2006, and through 2012, JetBlue has brought together almost 3,800 volunteers to build 16 playgrounds, which serve more than 19,000 children by providing a safe place to play. In addition to building new playspaces, JetBlue supports the broader mission of KaBOOM! by featuring it as a beneficiary of its annual Swing for Good Golf Classic.

MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation has a longstanding commitment to empowering individuals and building healthy communities. Today, this tradition is evident in its business practices, the volunteer activities of MetLife associates, and its community investments, all of which make a positive difference in communities around the world and across the United States. The MetLife Foundation is proud of its history of working with non-profit organizations, including KaBOOM!.

The partnership with the MetLife Foundation began in 2008 and, in 2010, MetLife Foundation became a National Partner. At the end of 2012, KaBOOM! and the MetLife Foundation built 15 playgrounds in the U.S. and Mexico. Together, MetLife Foundation and KaBOOM! are helping to build fun, safe places for kids of all ages to play.

Funding Partners

We are grateful to the following organizations, companies, foundations, families, and individuals who have made substantial investments in KaBOOM! and the cause of play, helping us to map, build and advocate for great places to play across the country.


  • *Dr Pepper Snapple Group

$1,000,000 – $3,999,999

  • *Disney
  • *Foresters
  • *Health Care Service Corporation*, dba: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • *The Humana Foundation and Humana Inc.
  • The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
  • *McDonald’s Foundation

$200,000 - $999,999

  • *JetBlue
  • Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
  • *MetLife Foundation
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • PNC
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Zynga.org

$100,000 – $199,999

  • Annenberg Foundation
  • CAA Foundation
  • Coahoma County Delta Bridge Project
  • *Discover Financial Services
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • Laureate Education, Inc.
  • Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
  • MedImmune
  • NBA Cares
  • Omnicom
  • *SAP Americas
  • Shutterfly

$70,000 - $99,999

  • Alexandra’s Playground
  • The Allergan Foundation
  • *American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Amway
  • Bank of America-Tampa Bay
  • Bender Foundation
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Inc.
  • Buffalo Bills
  • The Carlyle Group
  • The CarMax Foundation
  • Chicago White Sox
  • City of Selma
  • CME Group Community Foundation
  • Duquesne Light
  • Forest City Ratner Companies
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation & Marriott International
  • Junior League of Birmingham
  • Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
  • Mattel Children’s Foundation
  • MLS Works and the Philadelphia Union
  • Morgan Stanley and the First Trust Cares Foundation
  • Nashville Predators Foundation
  • NFL PLAY 60
  • P&G Gillette
  • Pacific Dental Services
  • PECO–An Excellon Company
  • Pershing Square Capital Management, LP
  • Quantum Resources Management, LLC
  • Radio Flyer
  • Reedy Industries
  • Roche
  • The Rosengarten Family
  • Starbucks Foundation
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • TPG
  • Verint Systems
  • Warner Music Group
  • Washington Capitals and So Kids Can


  • The A.L. Mailman Family Foundation
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • John & Marcia Goldman Foundation
  • The Gordon Foundation
  • The Heinz Endowments
  • Wells Fargo
  • YoYo.com

$30,000 - $49,999

  • Adobe
  • Ellen and Richard Kelson
  • Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • Pennsylvania Municipal League
  • Philadelphia Flyers
  • The Toro Company

$5,000 - $29,999

  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Michele and Pat Atkins
  • Kate Becker and Darell Hammond
  • Tony Bucci
  • Clark Charitable Foundation
  • Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole
  • Rob DeMartini
  • Marian and Andy Harrs
  • HBO
  • Dr. and Mrs. Howard Kirshner
  • The Lipstein Family Foundation
  • Ron and Mitzi Lumbra
  • The Mead Family Foundation
  • MeadWestvaco Foundation
  • Newton South High School
  • Linda and Lee Prout
  • Salesforce.com Foundation
  • Share Fund
  • The Siegal Family

$1,000 - $4,999

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Daniel H. Becker
  • Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation
  • Penny and Bryon Boos
  • Debbie and Bruce Bowman
  • Paul Carttar and Mary Frances Ellis
  • Suzette Clayton
  • Rich Devaney
  • Timothy Fesenmyer and Elisabeth Costa
  • Barry Fox
  • Greg and Alexandra Frankel
  • G5
  • Matthew Gentile
  • Jo and Tim Gilmore
  • Marc Gunther
  • John Haspel and Amy Gainsburgh Haspel Donor Advised Fund
  • Eirene and Brian Heidelberger
  • Paula and Larry Klane
  • Matthew Korn and Cynthia Miller Family Foundation
  • Lee Recreation, LLC
  • Delores B. Lindsey
  • Garrett Matsunaga
  • Nancy Murphy
  • Fran and Bill Novelli
  • Omidyar Network
  • Maureen Orth
  • Adele Paynter
  • Marty Rodgers and Monette Dawson
  • RTI International
  • Michael and Suzette Sands
  • Phil G.D. Schaefer
  • Corey and Shari Schneider
  • George Sherman
  • Spectrum Printing and Graphics
  • Jeanne and Marvin Spivak
  • triCerat, Inc.
  • Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation
  • Stephanie Gaillard White
  • Rikka Zimmerman, Adventure in Oneness


  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Accenture
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CNA Foundation
  • Deloitte
  • Fairytale Brownies, Inc.
  • Fortune
  • Google AdWords
  • Governing
  • JetBlue
  • Playworld Systems, Inc.
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Floam LLP


*These organizations have given more than $1 million in support for KaBOOM! over the years, and we thank them for their on-going support.

Community Partners

In 2012 KaBOOM! helped build 167 new playgrounds in deserving communities across North America, working to address the Play Deficit in 38 states as well as D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico.

The following child-serving, Community Partners committed significant time, energy, and resources to create engaging new playspaces for their communities. Through the experience each grew in their ability and confidence to effect positive, long term impact in their communities.


  • Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
  • City of Huntsville and Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Alabama
  • City of Selma
  • Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority & United Way of West Alabama


  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton County


  • Arizonans for Children, Inc.
  • Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
  • Imagine Schools at Camelback
  • The Society of St. Vincent de Paul


  • California Living Museum
  • City of Anaheim & The Anaheim Family YMCA
  • City of Pico Rivera & Pico Boys Baseball
  • Community Action Partnership of Kern County
  • Community School for Creative Education
  • Desert Alliance for Community Empowerment
  • Equitas Elementary Charter School
  • Escuela Popular
  • Family YMCA of the Desert & The Coachella Valley Housing Coalition
  • Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana
  • The Challengers Boys & Girls Club
  • City of Inglewood & The Inglewood Police Activities League
  • The City of Lynwood & From Lot to Spot
  • The Salvation Army, A California Corporation
  • Westside Community Improvement Association
  • YMCA of Greater Long Beach
  • YMCA of San Francisco & Mission YMCA


  • Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Alpha Community Services Branch
  • City of Waterbury & Achievement First
  • City of Bridgeport

District of Columbia

  • Barbara Chambers Children's Center
  • Capital City Public Charter School
  • District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH)


  • AMC East Communities, LLC & Harbor Bay at MacDill
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Girls Incorporated of Lakeland
  • Children's Safety Village
  • City of Rockledge & Rockledge ROC Foundation
  • City of Tampa & VM Ybor Neighborhood Association
  • City of Tampa Temple Crest Park & Friends of Tampa Recreation
  • Kathleen C. Wright Schools, Inc.
  • Miami-Dade Foundation for Educational Innovation, Inc. (Academy for International Education Charter School)
  • Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA
  • UCP of Central Florida
  • Zellwood Community Center, Inc.


  • DeKalb Academy of Technology and Environment Charter School
  • Mainstreet Community Scholarship Fund, Inc. & Mainstreet Community Services Association, Inc.
  • Nesbit Elementary Schoo, Nesbit Elementary School PTA & Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • The Salvation Army, Griffin


  • Ke Kula 'O Samuel Kamakau Public Charter School


  • Alburnett Community School District Foundation
  • The Salvation Army, Des Moines Temple Corps


  • Boise Independent School District & William Howard Taft Elementary


  • City of Elgin & United Way of Elgin
  • Erie Elementary Charter School
  • Family Service Center of Sangamon County
  • Harrisburg Township Park District & Southern Illinois Community Foundation
  • Irving Park YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
  • Johnson-Mohawk Elementary School
  • Lots of Love Community Center
  • South Side YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
  • St. Gall Catholic School/Archdiocese of Chicago
  • St. Neri Catholic School & Catholic Bishop of Chicago
  • The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
  • Village of University Park
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago-West Communities YMCA


  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana


  • BREC-Recreation and Parks Commission of East Baton Rouge & BREC Foundation
  • Johnson Gretna Park Elementary & Jefferson Parish Public School System
  • Langston Hughes Academy Charter School & FirstLine Schools, Inc.
  • Urban Impact Ministries


  • Chelsea Neighborhood Developers
  • Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House
  • The Community Builders, Inc.


  • Dayspring, Inc.
  • The Children's Inn at NIH
  • Thomas S. Stone Elementary, Thomas S. Stone Elementary PTO & Prince George's County Public Schools


  • Commonwealth Community Development Academy & Greater Concord Missionary Baptist Church
  • D.A. Blodgett - St. John's Home
  • Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance
  • Developing Kingdoms In Different Stages (K.I.D.S.) & Don Bosco Hall Community Resource Center
  • Starr Detroit Academy & Starr Commonwealth
  • YMCA's Detroit Innovation Academy


  • Minneapolis Public Schools & The YMCA of Greater Twin Cities
  • The Salvation Army, Northern Division & Lakewood Temple Corps Community Center


  • Joplin Schools & Beacon Alternative Education
  • Botanical Heights Neighborhood Association, Garden District Commission & Park Central Development
  • Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area
  • Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri & Public Housing Resident Council
  • Messiah Lutheran Church & The Lighthouse Child & Family Development Center


  • City of Clarksdale & Clarksdale Revitalization, Inc. (CRI)

North Carolina

  • Bethlehem Center of Charlotte
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc.
  • Gaston County Family YMCA Central Branch
  • Reid Park Neighborhood Association & Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte, Inc.
  • Sugar Creek Charter School
  • United Way of the Cape Fear Area & City of Wilmington

New Jersey

  • Cooper’s Ferry Partnership & YMCA of Burlington and Camden County
  • East Orange YMCA
  • Greater Newark Housing Partnership & Urban League of Essex County

New Mexico

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Albuquerque Rio Rancho Unit


  • Aguilas Centro Familiar Cristiano

New York

  • Baker Victory Services
  • Calvary Community Church & Crown Heights Youth Initiative
  • Hour Children, Inc.
  • La Cima Elementary Charter School & Bedford-Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School and MS 267
  • Macedonia Initiatives in Community Development & The Community Hospice
  • Omni New York, LLC & Reliant Realty Services, Inc.
  • Spring Creek Community Corporation and Starrett City


  • Celebration Church
  • Colerain Townships Parks and Services
  • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and Addison Townhomes
  • Imagine Cleveland Academy
  • Miller Avenue United Church of Christ
  • Providence House
  • The Community Builders, Inc.
  • Washington Community Board, Inc. & Camp Washington Business Association


  • Sand Springs Home
  • YMCA of Greater Tulsa


  • Home Forward


  • Chester Upland School District
  • City of Pittsburgh & Central Northside Neighborhood Council
  • Global Leadership Academy
  • KIPP Philadelphia
  • Propel Schools
  • The Fairmount Park Conservancy & Impact Services Corporation
  • The Lighthouse, Inc.

Puerto Rico

  • Apoyo Empresarial para la Peninsula de Cantera


  • Bellshire Design Center Elementary School & Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  • McNeilly Center of Children
  • The King's Daughters Child Development Center
  • Youth Villages


  • Austin Children's Shelter
  • Bastrop County Long Term Recovery Team & Circle D Civic Association
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Wichita Falls - Camp Graham Ball
  • Burgundy Council of Co-Owners
  • Cedars International Academy
  • El Paso Center for Children
  • Greenridge Townhouses Homeowners Association
  • KIPP Peace Elementary
  • La Fe Preparatory School
  • Marshall Independent School District & Robert E. Lee Elementary
  • Mission del Lago, Ltd. & City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department
  • Passage of Youth Family Services
  • Pride Academy Charter School
  • SA 5 Diamonds & City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation Department
  • SafeHaven of Tarrant County
  • San Antonio Youth
  • Texans Together Education Fund & Rodeo Square Apartments LP
  • The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth
  • The City of Duncanville Parks and Recreation & Duncanville ISD Education Foundation
  • The Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
  • The Salvation Army, A Georgia Corporation - San Angelo
  • Weaver A. Odom Elementary


  • Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • Fort Lee Commonwealth Communities, LLC
  • William A. Hunton YMCA


  • Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee

West Virginia

  • The City of South Charleston & St. John Heart and Hand Daycare


  • Brittany Lane Housing Co-Operative
  • Champlain Heights School Annex & Vancouver School Board
  • Boys & Girls Club of Peel & Peel Living
  • Grace Hartman Housing Co-Operative, Inc.
  • Tyndale St-Georges Community Centre & City of Montreal


  • Delegación Álvaro Obregón
  • Junta de Colonos del Fraccionamiento Hacienda de los Eucaliptos