The American Academy of Dermatology’s (Academy) Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants
to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor
locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces.
Each shade structure grant is valued at a maximum of $8,000, which includes the cost for a shade
structure and installation. The number of grants depends on the availability of funding each year.
In addition to the grant, the Academy also provides a permanent sign near the shade structure.