Local philanthropy is vital to our mission of bringing safe and health play to every kid. It is through the generous investments of local foundations, corporations, and individuals that we are able to leverage play to bring out the best in every kid.
"We have built on our common language and common problem solving expectations and skills. The atmosphere on the playground has dramatically improved. Kids are excited to go out and play their favorite games not just hang out with a friend or clique.
Teacher, Malley Drive Elementary Denver
With Playworks Training, learn how to use active play to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development of your kids.
"What a fantastic Playworks workshop on Friday! There was so much enthusiasm, laughter, fun and play."
Phil Katsampes, Boulder, CO
Playworks Turns Twenty
Throughout the year, we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Playworks and with it, 20 years of bringing healthy, safe, and inclusive play to thousands of children across the country.
“At Mattel, we believe in the power of play and the critical link between play and the healthy development and learning of children. With Playworks as a partner, we can directly and immediately translate that vision into direct impact with thousands of children each year.”
—Diedre Lind, Executive Director, Mattel Children’s Foundation
Off the Sidelines and into the Action
We are changing the way children interact, both in and out of school. Learn how we move kids off of the sidelines and into the action by watching this animation.
Playworks is grateful to our partners, who share our belief that every child deserves a place on their school playground. Learn how partnering with Playworks can create opportunities that help kids find their place in the world through play.