Ways to Give


PLAYA’s mission is more important than ever. In a world with mounting environmental and social challenges, the space and solitude we offer at no charge to artists and scientists allows focused engagement for the good of the planet. Here at PLAYA, we nurture creative inquiry every day. You make this possible. Please join us by giving at any level that works for you.

Unrestricted donations are critical because they are allocated wherever need is greatest. If you have a passion for Programs, New Facilities, Resident Stipends, or Outreach, you can designate gifts to any of these individual areas.

You can also support PLAYA through planned giving, in-kind contributions, volunteering, and sponsoring events or publications. PLAYA also accepts donations of stock and frequent flyer miles, services in kind, and more. Is there something you would like to donate? Call PLAYA at 541-943-3983 today.

We also invite you to consider contributing to our board-approved Endowment Fund (of the Playa Foundation). Contributions to the Endowment Fund keep giving in perpetuity, providing confidence that the gift will support PLAYA’s important work forever. For more information, please call our Executive Director at 541-943-3983. 

Beginning in 2019, every gift of $50 or more annually qualifies the giver for a PLAYA membership at a level specified below. The benefits of membership are listed on our Become a Member page.

Thank you for your involvement and support!

Founders’ Circle

$50,000 and up

PLAYA Inner Circle

$10,000 – $49,000


$5,000 – $9,999

Picture Rock

$2,500 – $4,999


$1,000 – $2,499


$500 – $999


$250 – $499

Winter Rim

$100 – $249

Summer Lake

$50 – $99



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PLAYA has earned a Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. Check out the financial details of our organization at GuideStar.

Your donations provide the gift of time and solitude necessary for creative innovation in the arts and sciences. Make your tax-deductible donation online or by calling 541.943.3983 today.

You can make a one-time donation or subscribe to monthly giving using the button below:

2019 Year-End Letter

At PLAYA, we know that viewing the world through a humanities lens helps give it meaning. Study after study shows that cultures embrace pressing social issues only when they’re spun into various forms of storytelling. When we engage the written word, music, scientific inquiry, film, painting, dance, and other artistic interpretation, facts reach us in ways our brains can understand and integrate. We’re moved to collaborate for beneficial change.

Here in the Oregon Outback, PLAYA gifts residencies of space and solitude to artists and scientists whose creativity allows them to see and respond to our world with unique vision. A big task, surely – and one that makes a profound difference.

Read the rest of PLAYA’s year-end letter here.