Help The Play Equity Fund Level The Playing Field

Every Gift Helps A Child Play, and Continue The Journey Toward Lifelong Well-Being

The Play Equity Fund is focused on bringing the transformational power of sport and structured play to all children, regardless of their race, gender, zip code, or socioeconomic status. Join us in our mission. 

Providing equal access to organized sports and play is a social justice issue, and the Play Equity Fund is committed to supporting programs and actions that ensure all kids have opportunities to participate. The Play Equity gap exists for many kids whose families can’t support the added expense of youth sports. The Play Equity Fund aims to strengthen communities, one child at a time. 

The Play Equity Fund is a 501c3 public charity. (Tax ID: 47-1295322)

Ways You Can Support the Work of the Play Equity Fund

DONATE

Your generous contribution will enable us to bring the transformational power of sport and play to all children. Sports can hold a special place in kids’ lives and is proven to have many positive influences on young people in helping them achieve their potential.

The generosity of institutional and individual donations to the Play Equity Fund recently allowed for thousands of kids and families across Los Angeles in underserved communities to play at home during the pandemic by putting 60,000 balls, jump ropes and other sports equipment directly in their hands. Learn more about the #StayActiveStayStrong program.

Every gift you give makes a real impact in the lives of kids and families.

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TRIBUTE GIFTS

Make A Donation In Honor of Someone Special

If you want to honor a special person who supports childhood activity for all kids or values sports programs, honor that special person, important moment in life or the memory of a loved one by making a Tribute Gift to the Play Equity Fund. 

Tribute Gifts are most commonly used for:

  • Expressing gratitude 
  • Recognizing a special occasion
  • In honor or in memory of someone special

The person named for a Tribute Gift or the family of the person named for a Memory Gift will receive a card from the Play Equity Fund in appreciation for the special donation. 

A Tribute Gift provides you with the opportunity to say “thank you” to those who provided support when you needed it most – such as a family member, friend, coach, teammate, instructor, or anyone you care about. Memory Gifts can express sympathy and keep the memory of a loved one alive.

TRIBUTE GIFTS

MATCHING GIFTS

Each year thousands of employees have the opportunity to contribute a portion of their paycheck to the charity of their choice through workplace giving campaigns. Many employers will match charitable donations of their employees. 

Often, it’s an easy way to double your contribution to the Play Equity Fund. If your company participates, obtain a matching gift form from your HR department and complete the employee portion. If your company processes matching gifts electronically, follow their instructions.

SHOP FOR GOOD

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you support The Play Equity Fund

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Play Equity Fund. 

When you shop at Amazon Smile and designate The Play Equity Fund as your charity, 0.5% of the purchase price of every eligible item you buy will be donated to support our work.

PUT STOCK IN PLAY

A donation of stock is a powerful and easy method to support and advance the efforts of the Play Equity Fund and potentially receive significant tax advantages. When you transfer ownership of stock, you receive a charitable tax deduction for its full market value and incur no capital gains tax (subject to IRS deduction limits) on shares held for at least one year. 

We recommend you consult your tax or financial professional for advice before making charitable donations for tax benefits. To make a stock donation to the Play Equity Fund, please contact give@playequityfund.org for more information.

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

A benefit day to support the Play Equity Fund at your retail establishment or restaurant makes it easy for patrons to give, helps kids in need, and could potentially bring more people to your business. 

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