Contact Information
Recreation and Neighborhoods
Renton, WA 98057

Gift of Play is the City of Renton's recreation scholarship program.  This program is funded entirely through generous donations from individuals, service organizations, local businesses, and grants. With limited funds available we strive to serve those most in need, therefore the city has implemented several eligibility changes. Further details can be found below.

Apply for the Recreation Scholarship Program here.

Application Process

  • Applications are valid for the calendar year and will be accepted beginning on March 15, 2019

  • If Gift of Play funds are available, scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis if eligible

  • Only one (1) application is required per family for the calendar year

  • Applications are available online and at any of these locations; Renton Community Center, Senior Activity Center, and Highlands Neighborhood Center

Income Guidelines

  • Qualifying incomes follow the USDA Child Nutrition Program Income Guidelines, which are the same as the Renton School District Free and Reduced Meal eligibility guidelines

  • Income eligibility is less than the previous scholarship program guidelines in order to serve those most in need

Eligibility

  • Youth between 9 months to 18 years old, adults 50 & older and individuals who participate in adaptive recreation programs

  • City of Renton residents that reside within the Renton School District boundary or attend a Renton School

  • Adults between 19 to 49 years old do not qualify for this program, unless enrolled in adaptive recreation

  • Membership passes for Fitness and Henry Moses Aquatic Center do not quality for this program

Awarded Amount

  • Approved applications will be awarded an annual scholarship amount of $75 for each qualifying individual

  • The awarded scholarship funds will be added to each qualifying individual's City of Renton Recreation  account

  • The awarded scholarship is not required to be used all at once or on just one program. Funds can be spread out between multiple programs throughout the calendar year if desired

  • Unspent scholarship funds do not roll over to the next calendar year

Donate to Gift of Play

There are several ways to donate to the scholarship program:

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