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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.

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.


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:

Matching funds will double your donation!

We are very excited to announce that, beginning today, your donation to Play Mountain Place will be doubled by matching funds!   

Every dollar you give — up to $10,000 — will be matched, thanks to a generous group of parents of alumni. 

That means that your gift will go twice as far in helping us to stay strong during these tough times. Your donation, of any amount, will be doubled by matching funds to help us continue to provide children with the play-based, child-directed education we all hold so dear.  

Please give now to double the impact of your gift!  

You can even set up a monthly donation online and send us a recurring contribution. Sending us a donation every month helps form a predictable source of income we can count on to fund and further our mission.

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 Online 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.