Give the Gift of Play

Give the Gift of Play

Your gifts to Greentrike are a thoughtful investment in our community’s future

How your gifts help build a place for our children

Greentrike operates Children’s Museum of Tacoma, the first and only privately-funded children’s museum in the country to offer Pay As You Will admission, which allows every family to spend time connecting, learning and exploring through play. This spring we will open Children’s Museum at JBLM, which will also operate as a Pay As You Will museum. This year, we will open the world’s first children’s Museum on a military installation offering the same award winning Pay As You Will admission model.

With your help we can continue to meet our mission by growing accessible services for the community like the Play to Learn program and Greentrike Cares. Now in its eleventh year, Play to Learn offers free preschools classes. In 2019 we served 20,000 children and their adults at 25 locations across pierce County. Play to Learn is now virtual and will return to in person classes in fall 2021.

Even a modest gift will have a big impact on our ability to continue to offer high quality and accessible play experiences for young families. Your gifts are a thoughtful investment in our community’s future; Greentrike is grateful for your commitment.

Give 253

Greentrike is excited to announce our new Give 253 Monthly Giving Program! Invest in child-centered educational programming at your Museum by pledging at least $22 a month, for 11 consecutive months, for at least a total of $253.

This funding will go towards general operations and access programming, including Pay As You Will admission, Greentrike Cares kits and Play to Learn Pierce County. All first-time Give 253 Monthly Giving members will receive a CMT 253 Heart decal, to proudly display your commitment to our community’s children and Pierce County pride.

Questions? Contact Jennie Griek at

JBLM Alumni Fund

In partnership with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM),  the first ever children’s museum on a military installation opened in April 2021.  This new museum, operated by Greentrike, will continue to build upon relationships established through the Play to Learn Pierce County programming on JBLM, and is designed to serve children and their families with an emphasis on early learners, those experiencing special needs, and reintegration of our military into family life. As a past or present member of the JBLM community, you are invited to make a gift to support the operations and programming of the Children’s Museum at JBLM that contributes to making Joint Base Lewis-McChord a great place for children and families.

Play Champions

Our Play Champions are an exceptional group of donors whose annual investments:

Raise $1,000 or more

Support groundbreaking programs like Pay As You Will admission and Play to Learn Pierce County

Fulfill our mission to honor children and champion play

Fund dynamic programs, playscapes and community initiatives that promote early learning

Become a Play Champion and receive the following benefits:

A Play Champions Museum membership – to redeem or share – with free admission to museums across the United States, including but not limited to TAM, BAM, MoPOP, MOHAI, etc. and over 600 participating museums in the North American Reciprocal Museum Program

Special invitations to exclusive engagements such as tours, preview parties and the annual Museum Party

Recognition on the Museum website and on the lobby screen page

Insider information on upcoming Museum initiatives and programs

Curated articles, news and literature featuring important early learning topics

Our Play Champions

Bates Family Foundation

Ben B. Cheney Foundation

Benevity Community Impact Fund

BNSF Foundation

City of Tacoma

Columbia Bank

Commencement Bank

Dimmer Family Foundation

Discuren Charitable Foundation

Eatin Right LLC

Florence B Kilworth Foundation

Forest Foundation

Franciscan Health System

Georgia-Pacific Foundation

Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation

Jordan Fund

KBTC Public Television

KeyBank Foundation

Laird Norton Family Foundation

Marco J Heidner Charitable Trust

McEachern Charitable Trust

McGavick Graves

MultiCare Health System

Names Family Foundation

Niagara Bottling


Norman Archibald Charitable Foundation

Patriot Fire Protection, Inc.

Propel Insurance

Puget Sound Energy Foundation

Puyallup Tribe of Indians Charity Trust Board

Safeco Insurance Fund

Schwab Charitable

Sequoia Foundation

South Sound Together

Sprague Pest Control

Tacoma Public Schools

The Baker Foundation

The Bamford Foundation

The DeFalco Family Foundation

The Scott E Silver Trust

The Seattle Foundation

Titus Will Enterprises

Titus Will Families Foundation

Umpqua Bank

UNICO Properties, LLC

Union Bank

Union Pacific Foundation

Vanguard Charitable

Wells Fargo Foundation

William Kilworth Foundation

Anonymous Family

Anna and Chuck Ahrens Family

Donna Albers Family

Nicole Ancich and Brian Bumpers Family

Elaine Andrews Family

Bridget and Joshua Baeth Family

Joanne and Calvin Bamford Family

Holly Bamford Hunt and John Hunt Family

Rex and Angela Bates Family

Matthew Beckingham and Piper Cheney Family

Bob and Kathy Bethke Family

Rod and Stacy Bigelow Family

Brent and Tara Binge Family

Jim and Donna Boulanger Family

Diana Brovold Family

Jacquie and Conor Boyd Family

Guillermo Chacon and Molly Raybuck Family

Diane Cecchettini and Frank Scoggins Family

Tenley and Eric Cederstrand Family

Brad and Carolyn Cheney Family

Jimmy and Linda Collins Family

John and Angela Connelly Family

Tina DeFalco Family

John and Diane Dimmer Family

John and Marilyn Dimmer Family

Corinne Dixon Family

Doug and Kathy Dorr Family

William Driscoll and Lisa Hoffman Family

Erik Dugger and Olive Goh Family

Phillip and Tanya Durand Family

Dave Edwards and Pat Shuman Family

Sandra and Denny Eliason Family

John Folsom and Mary Folsom-Lobrovich Family

David Graves Family

Judson and Gayle Gray Family

Mimi and Larry Green Family

Brian Green and Annie Katica Green Family

Bob and Margie Haan Family

Carol and Brian Howell Family

Jenny Hubbard and Jim Shoemake Family

Roger and Gloria Hunt Family

Thomas Keskey and Abbe Salk Family

Rachel and Adam Knutz Family

John and Lisa Korsmo Family

Angela Korvas Family

Clara Ladd Family

Samara and Timothy Laynor Family

Collin Lee and Trish Wong Family

Elizabeth Lufkin Family

Brian and Amanda Marlow Family

Scott and Sandy Marshall Family

Pamela Mayer Family

Beth McCaw Family

Megan and Ben Michels Family

Monica Names Family

Don and Lissa Nelson Family

Neel Parikh Family

Mark Pinto and Jeff Williams Family

Spencer and Annie Quinn Family

Les and Estelle Reid Family

Kent and Linda Roberts Family

William and Della Robertson Family

Ed and Debbie Rogel Family

Don and Barbara Russell Family

Sheila and Thomas Ryan Family

Katherine and Gary Severson Family

Erin Shagren Family

Herb and Paula Simon Family

Maureen Sorenson Family

Mary Jane Stackpole Family

Lucinda and James Stangl Family

Carolyn and Alfie Treleven Family

Lawrence and Apinya Tsai Family

Theresa and Charles Walters Family

Jeffrey and Linda Watts Family

Bill and Gail Weyerhaeuser Family

James and Sally Will Family

Trish Wong and Collin Lee Family

Stuart and Dori Young Family