Corporate Partnerships

Partner with us!

Please join us as we transform school communities nationwide. Your support will go a long way.

Playworks aims to bring safe and healthy play every day to 3.5 million kids in 7,000 elementary schools nationwide by 2020.

With your support, we’ll help millions of kids feel included, be active, and build life-long social and emotional skills.

Why join us?

Help create a place for every kid on the playground—a place where every kid belongs, has fun, and is part of the game.

With Playworks, you will make a meaningful difference, change school culture and create healthy communities, healthy companies, and healthy kids.  

And, that’s not all. You’ll join forces with the leading nonprofit in safe and healthy play and some of the most respected brands in the world.

  • With more than 20 years of experience, Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and emotional health.
  • Our programs are evidenced-based.
  • We’re committed to the core values of inclusion, respect, healthy play, and healthy community.
  • Playworks schools are safer and full of kids ready to learn.


About partnering with Playworks

We will work with you to build a partnership plan that fits your goals, budget, timeline, and brand’s style. Your support will go a long way helping kids in our communities and Playworks will help bring significant benefit to your organization, employees, and communities.


Marketing Partnerships (Cause Marketing)

Playworks partnerships help showcase an organization’s commitment to the critically important cause of children’s health and well-being. We create and amplify cause marketing campaigns which showcase your brand and our mission. Our marketing partnerships are multi-tiered and take many forms. For example:

Campaigns – We have ongoing campaigns you can sponsor, such as a current digital marketing campaign called Recess Lab that will reach two million principals, teachers, and parents about the value of safe and healthy play, an anti-bullying campaign aimed at promoting inclusion, and a campaign promoting leadership.

Community impact – We will work with you to create a unique program of activation events to highlight your brand and mission. For example, we recently worked with Target to implement a multi-site in person play day for several communities.

Assets can be sponsored – We will work with you to identify which of our assets will help you reach your target audience.


Employee Engagement (Human Resources)

Playworks offers a great way to enhance your employee retention and commitment to your local communities:

Corporate Play Days – Corporate groups come to recess at one of our schools and learn the core Playworks values – respect, inclusion, healthy community, and healthy play.

Corporate Recess – We come to your location and lead group games to help strengthen morale and culture.

Board service opportunities – A team member from your company can help Playworks by serving on one of our Regional Advisory Boards.

Corporate Group Volunteer activities – Your teams can help make a playspace beautiful and functional. By transforming this space through volunteering, your teams enable kids to play in a safe and healthy way every day.

Corporate kickball – Get a team together and have fun playing against other corporate teams at one our annual fundraising events.

Engaging with our Junior Coach Leadership Program – Bring a group of your team members to volunteer at one of our incredible Junior Coach Leadership events.

Sharing curriculum – We can deliver curriculum on leadership, goal-setting, or other topics of your choosing (that align with Playworks values) to your team.


Community Impact (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Playworks offers activation for corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. We help organizations make a significant and positive impact on their local and regional communities through philanthropic support of Playworks programs.

Playworks accepts grants to underwrite our services in the communities you care about.

Host an employee giving days to support Playworks.

In-kind donations strengthen our ability to support coaches, students, schools, and families in our community.

Our Corporate Partners

Read our Annual Report

Play works for every kid. See what we accomplished together with our incredible supporters on playgrounds and in classrooms across the country in 2016.

Annual Report 2016



Partner with Playworks

Get in touch to talk with us about opportunities near you.

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