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Support our long tradition of  treating children with respect, allowing them to play freely, and trusting them to direct their own learning.

2019-20 Annual Giving Goal – $100,000

Off to a strong start! $19,487
Play Mountain Place offers four easy ways to give:

Give Online

Online donations to Play Mountain Place are processed through PayPal’s secure donation service. You won’t need a PayPal account to make a one-time or monthly donation, though if you have one you may use it. Please consider taking your support to the next level with a convenient, automatic monthly gift. To make your donation, in any amount, choose an option below:


By Mail

You can also send a donation by mail. Just send a check or money order made out to Play Mountain Place to:

Play Mountain Place
6063 Hargis Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034

By Phone

Call us Monday – Friday between 9 am – 4 pm (PST) at (323) 870-4381.

By Email

Email the Play Mountain Place Director of Development at:

Join Us!

We invite you to Join Us and support this year’s Annual Giving Campaign. Every gift reaffirms and renews our historic commitment to the respectful treatment of all people and to valuing the differences between people.

Everyday in our program, we see children on a journey of self-discovery. We welcome children to actively find out who they are and what matters to them. To do this, we honor their feelings, we listen respectfully and without judgment to what they have to say, and we let them have the freedom they need to learn in their own way, at their own pace. When we listen to them, they know that they count.

As a teacher, a parent or an extended community member, you also count. There is a continuation of the children’s experience that extends to the adults in this community. This is a place of relationship and connection, of growth and learning. We deeply value your connection to our school.

At this Annual Giving time, we ask that you make your donation count. With your support, we hope to raise $100,000 in donations, and achieve 100% participation for the 11th year in a row. To do this, we ask that you please think carefully about your connection to our school, and give as generously as your heart and finances allow.

Annual Giving contributions like yours help make up the difference between what every family pays in tuition and the real cost of our distinctive Play Mountain Place educational experience—an experience where children learn that education is something that they participate in, something that they are empowered to form themselves. Your gift also supports the work of our outstanding teachers, the robust scholarship program, our commitment to diversity, our anti-bias curriculum, and the care and improvement of our beautiful campus.

Is my gift tax-deductible? Play Mountain Place is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Our federal tax identification number is 95-2581849. You should consult your financial planner or tax adviser to determine the exact tax advantages of any gift you are considering. We acknowledge all online gifts with a thank you letter that can be used to claim a tax deduction.

Once we receive your contribution, we’ll send a thank you letter for your taxes.

Planned Giving

“When drafting our Will we felt it important to include Play Mountain Place. We feel good knowing we could help sustain this beautiful place in a way that’s meaningful to us.”
— Roy Woolner and Michelle Weiner

Of all the gifts given in your lifetime, a bequest may be the most meaningful one you will ever make. Through your bequest, you can perpetuate your values and leave a lasting legacy by designating funds to Play Mountain Place.

The gift can be a specific bequest or a percentage of an estate. Types of gifts can include: cash, securities or property. Please be sure to notify us if you have chosen us as gift recipient. It would be our privilege to be able to thank and recognize you now. Contact Sonja Smith, at or 323-870-4381.

We sincerely thank you for your support!

Our Annual Events, the Spring Bazaar and our Spring Party & Silent Auction also help support Play Mountain Place. For a current line up of events, please see our News page. You can also keep in touch with what’s happening at the school by joining us on Facebook.

Support our long tradition of innovative, child-initiated, experiential education.