The American Academy of Dermatology‘s Shade Structure Program awards grants in the amount of $8,000 each for the purchase of permanent shade structures designed to provide shade and ultraviolet (UV) ray protection for outdoor areas. AAD also provides a permanent sign to be displayed near the shade structure that promotes the importance of sun safety. This is the tenth year AAD has offered the program to nonprofit organizations seeking permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun (e.g., playgrounds, pools, eating areas etc.). AAD receives support for the program from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company.
To be considered for grants, applicants must be a nonprofit organization or public school that primarily serves children and teens 18 and younger; demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sun safety and skin cancer awareness by having a sun safety/skin cancer awareness program in place for at least one year prior to application; and be sponsored by an AAD member dermatologist.
AAD awards thirty to thirty-five grants each year, depending on the availability of funding.
Visit the AAD Web site for guidelines and application instructions.
Link to Complete RFP