It appears that challenge and ropes courses would be a good fit for this funding source. Schools and/or affliated parent groups can apply. They are interested in projects that have a facilities based focus and bring the community together.
Lowe's Toolbox for Education K-12 Grant Program Opens Fall
Deadline: October 17, 2008
The Lowe's Toolbox for Education grant program, an initiative of the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation ( http://lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=pg&p=AboutLowes/Community ), is dedicated to supporting parent-teacher groups at schools across the United States.
Any individual nonprofit public K-12 school or parent group associated with a nonprofit public K-12 school is eligible to apply.
Parent groups that are applying (PTO, PTA, etc.) must have an independent tax ID number and official 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Groups without this status should apply through their school.
Pre-schools are not eligible at this time. Applicant schools must be more than two years old.
The grant program gives preference for funding requests that have a permanent impact such as facility enhancement (both indoor and
outdoor) as well as landscaping/clean-up projects. Projects that encourage parent involvement and build stronger community spirit are encouraged.
Up to $5,000 per school is available. In order to apply, the requested grant amount must be between $2,000 and $5,000. Lowe's will donate $5 million to schools and school parent teacher groups at more than 1,000 different schools during the school year.
The Fall 2008 deadline for submitting applications is October 17, 2008. However, if 1,500 applications are received before the application deadline, the application process will close.
See the Toolbox for Education Web site for application procedures and sample projects.