When Everyone is Invited, Everybody Wins!

Play for Peace is a community of over 2,000 people spanning 40+ countries who are, right now, creating a more peaceful world. Anyone who believes in our mission and is guided by our core values is invited to get involved, support and promote our work so that everyone, including the many communities we impact, wins as a result.

Our Mission 

To bring together children, youth, and organizations in communities affected by conflict, using cooperative play to create laughter, compassion, and peace.

Our Global Learning Community

Through Play for Peace, children, youth, adults, and organizations around the world have a platform to come together and create powerful, meaningful interactions. These individuals are transformed into architects and leaders of peace, and with the support of our global facilitators and ongoing learning opportunities, can unify their communities. Together we contribute to a more peaceful world.

    We believe that...

    • anyone can be an architect, builder and leader for peace
    • every community has the resources needed to create and sustain peace

    Our Vision

    To ignite learning initiatives in regions around the globe, networking as one unified community that contributes to a more peaceful world. 

    Every Dollar Counts

    There are many ways to give to Play for Peace. Whether you're making an individual donation, represent a foundation or corporation, know that we are dedicated to transparency. We have Gold 2018 Seal of Transparency from GuideStar and publish annual reports that details exactly how and where your donation is making a difference.

    1,000,000 +

    children living in conflict zones have experienced moments of laughter, compassion and peace thanks to our community and donor support.

    $3,200,000 +

    in-kind donations by volunteers and donors around the world, have been leveraged to help fulfill mission of Play for Peace since 2007.

    31+

    countries have organizations or communities that have welcomed Play for Peace trainers to share the joy, laughter and play since we began in 1996.

    Our Locations

    Any time, day or night, Play for Peace is happening somewhere in the world. In 60+ communities around the globe—each with its own diverse characteristics, talents, and resources—our work is transforming lives, all while bringing richness and creativity to our diverse global learning community.

    Click on each of the countries to learn about its unique challenges and our ongoing efforts to create peace.

    Our Story

    The movement that has spread across the world started with a dream.  Co-founders Craig Dobkin and Michael Terrien began Play for Peace in the late nineties with a desire to bring peace to areas of conflict across the globe.