Willamette Week’s Give! Guide

  1. Updates

Willamette Week chose us to participate in their annual Give! Guide effort. Last year this fundraiser brought in more than $900,000 for 79 local nonprofits. This year they raised over $1 million dollars and supporters contributed $5,000 to Playworks. The Give! Guide’s goal was to develop new donors for organizations like ours. The Willamette Week puts special emphasis on identifying new donors under the age of 36—and provides all sorts of incentives worth approximately $100,000 to help bring this about. In addition, our corporate partner, US Bank matched donations from US Bank employees.

Thank you to all of our new and returning supporters for making this such an exciting and successful campaign. Portland cares about its kids and we're happy to be a part of this great community. Play on!

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March 22, 2019

Playworks Earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency ›

Playworks just earned a 2019 Gold Seal by adding information to our Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar. Now our community members as well as 10+ million GuideStar users can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world. Plus, we’ve provided fresh…

March 14, 2019

Learning the Value of Teamwork Through Leagues ›

This week we kicked off our spring interscholastic volleyball league! We build empathy and teamwork through our developmental sports leagues, which teach students the skills of games like basketball, volleyball, and soccer. In many cases, these Playworks leagues provide the opportunity to develop new skills and learn the value of teamwork, that students may not otherwise…

January 23, 2019

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Through Serving our Community ›

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, our staff and AmeriCorps members spent the day giving back to our community. We partnered with Urban Farm Collective to help plant and landscape community garden spaces across Portland. The Urban Farm Collective brings neighbors together to transform vacant lots into neighborhood food gardens for the purposes…