PTG Shade Structure Program

Each year Protect The Groms awards grants of up to $10,000 to public and charter elementary schools for installing permanent shade structures to cover the sunny areas of their campus.


  • Application Process Begins September 1, 2019

  • Deadline to Apply is December 1, 2019

Eligibility: The PTG Shade Structure program is open to public elementary schools in the United States.

To be considered, all applicants must:

  1. Have a written sun safety policy in their schools handbook.

  2. Demonstrate their commitment to sun safety by educating their community and students on the importance of sun safety through newsletters and daily reminders.

  3. Be considering a shade structure that meets the PTG shade structure requirements.