Annual Report

On the playground kids are the leaders of today, not just the leaders of tomorrow. Take the kids-eye view. See what we accomplished together in 2016.

2016 Annual Report

Unleashing Play

From the very beginning, Playworks had a clear conviction: play brings out the best in every kid.

Play is how children learn. So every child should have opportunities for play every day at school. Twenty years later, we’ve reached more than 700,000 students and 1,300 schools in 23 U.S cities. Playworks’ diversified funding provides a strong foundation for sustainability. School fees also keep us accountable to the communities we serve.

Now, backed by two decades of leadership, results, and momentum, Playworks is working to build a national movement to recognize the importance of play and recess. We aim to ensure that  3.5 million students in 7,000 schools can play every day at school by 2020.

2017 Financial Statements

We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. Learn more how Playworks is developing leaders of all ages by leveraging the power of safe, healthy play, every day. Please review our 2016-2017 audited financial statements and Form 990.


View past years’ annual reports, audited financials, and Form 990s.


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