Protect The Groms

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Our Mission

To move the needle on skin cancer by providing education and shade for kids who live and play in the sun.

Each year PTG awards grants to public and charter elementary schools as well as non-profits for installing permanent shade structures to cover sunny areas of their campus. We also work to make sun safety education accessible for all.

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Protect The Groms Shade Structure Grant

Eligibility:

The PTG Shade Grant is open to public and charter elementary schools as well as non-profit organizations located in the United States who have shown their commitment to sun safety through school and community initiatives.

To be considered, applicants must:

Be a public or charter elementary school in the United States (provided, that a charter school must be a 501(c)(3) organization) or a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to outdoor experiences and education for youth.

Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to sun safety awareness and (if a school) have an official sun safety policy in their school’s handbook.

Be committed to promoting sun safety through education and protection and consider a shade structure that meets The Protect The Groms Shade Structure Program requirements. Download the PTG Shade Structure Program requirements here. 

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Shade Grant Application Form

Our PTG Shade Grant program funds permanent shade structures for public and charter elementary schools as well as non-profit organizations dedicated to outdoor experiences and education for youth. Check out our eligibility and program requirements to see if your school is eligible to apply. If you have any questions, want to learn more about the program, or want to get involved, please email PTG@sunbum.com.

Application Deadline: December 1st , 2021

Click Here to Apply
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Protect The Groms is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that partners with elementary schools and non-profits. Our goal is to move the needle on skin cancer in America by providing shade structures for kids who live and play in the sun as well as by working to make sun safety education accessible for all.

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Our Story

In 2010, our family and friends started Sun Bum in order to protect ourselves and our small beach community from the harmful dangers of the sun. As our little company grew we started to realize that our products and logos were connecting with kids of all ages, and we wanted to do more. So, in 2016, we started a non-profit called Protect The Groms.

In surf lingo “groms” means “kids”.

Did you know that often times the skin cancers you get as an adult are results from burns you got when you were a kid? Or that in most of the United States you cant bring sunscreen to school without a doctors note because it's classified as a "drug"?

We wanna change that.