Shade Structure Grant Program

The American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) Shade Structure Program helps to build permanent shade structures at schools, daycares, parks, and other non-profit organizations to cover outdoor areas not protected from the sun. Each shade structure is valued at a maximum of $8,000, which includes the cost of a shade structure and installation. The number of shade winners depends on the availability of funding each year. The AAD also provides a permanent sign to be installed near the shade structure and features sun-safety tips.