Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Artful Play Richmond

‘Artful Play Richmond’ is excited to share that we are a PLAY 60, Play On grant winner!

In conjunction with Community Ventures, as a fiscal sponsor, Darlene Rios Drapkin of Urban Transformation,                              and Holly J Carter as the lead designer and “play” artist, ‘Artful Play Richmond’ was awarded a $24,000 grant                                           from PLAY 60, Play On, an initiative presented by the 50 Fund and the NFL Foundation. Putting kids and families first in the San Francisco Bay Area by transforming everyday spaces into places for play.
Guided by KaBOOM!, grantees will deliver “play everywhere” - creative and  innovative neighborhood projects have made balanced and active play more easily accessible so kids can thrive.
The number of kids positively impacted grew in the months leading up to Super Bowl 50 as playful
transformations occurred at grocery stores, in empty lots, on sidewalks, crosswalks and closed streets all over the Bay Area.

Today, 50 Fund and the NFL Foundation have awarded $750,000 to 21 Bay Area cities, nonprofit organizations, businesses and
This grant has helped us fund the ‘Artful Play Richmond’ project including an Artful Play Welcome Area at Grant Elementary School, an Artful Play walk through a Richmond neighborhood, and an Event to celebrate the finish of the project. Please like our Artful Play Event on Facebook!

Grant Artful Play Welcome Area                   
Provides an Artful waiting and play area for the community, parents, and siblings of Grant Elementary School, especially those in the after school program in order to alleviate unsafe waiting/lining up in the
parking lot and engage them in creative play.

No comments: