With persistence, women have made great strides toward achieving equal opportunity, equal pay, and more, but there is still great need for improvement. Did you know 62 million girls worldwide are denied an education? Or that women with full-time jobs earn 77 cents for every dollar of their male counterpart’s earnings? Less than 30 percent of researchers are women, and by 2020 men will outnumber women in the field of computer science by 4:1 (statistics from makers.com).
Even as the cold weather grips the nation it is time to start planning ahead for spring and summer projects. We have had several requests recently from municipalities and non-profit organizations hoping to fund new playgrounds or to make upgrades to existing playgrounds. Below we will give you three ways to justify funding for a new or upgraded playground. These examples will hopefully help you think outside the box when you start looking for grant funding for playgrounds. If you come up with any additional ideas, please respond.