Fun(d)raising for the Impoverished


Our names are Jared Hippler & Nic Tanner, we are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers who served in the Kyrgyz Republic from 2009-11.

We are raising money for our nonprofit, A Primally Playful Foundation. Our mission is to spread play to the impoverished & underserved.  

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We completed our first Primally Playful Pilgrimage to Kyrgyzstan in 2018. We learned much & have been getting ready to launch and become a registered nonprofit this 2020. Thank you to all our 35 donors who helped make that initial Play Pilgrimage possible! If you go to our website, you can see photos & video from that Play Pilgrimage.

2020 is our Kickstarter year and we will be spreading our services to Costa Rica & Davis, CA.  As well as gain key positions in our organization that will allow us to fundraise more effectively & have A Primally Playful Foundation on it's feet for as long as this planet is still inhabitable!

What A Primally Playful Foundation will do & who we'll serve
We will spread joy & play by putting on Workshops or Play-Shops at orphanages, schools/boarding houses/other institutions in developing countries & developed. These Play-shops will teach games to kids & adults that get them moving & laughing with each other. As well as teach health & life lessons through some of the games and how to use play to better education.  Most games will require no material.

We have a games menu we are working to complete this year as well. As a gift to all donors, please feel free to download a rough draft of this Games Menu by following this link (Games Menu).   The Menu you will download is made for table games/sitting in circles. (If you'd like some of the more physical games, shoot us a message!)

Our Story
We both had life-changing experiences while serving. Nic at a school & myself at an orphanage. We taught teachers & co-workers on how to use play in education & creating warm & fun work environments & classrooms.

We very much believe & have witnessed the power of play. We know it is vital to incorporate play into your lifestyle for vibrant health & happiness.


We want to spread play & vibrantly healthy practices all over the world, especially to those most in need.
                                                                         A Primally Playful Foundation's purpose is to:
                                                            “Spread primal playfulness & vibrantly healthy habits.”
How we will do this

We will be teaching children in orphanages & adults alike, games that they can play with each other, without any props, anytime, anywhere. We will give Workshops or Play-Shops, that range from 30 minutes to 3 hours. We have a prototype Games Menu, down the line, we also plan to have translated into  other languages, starting with Russian & Spanish, & to be distributed to our beneficiaries.

Click here to see our work in progress Games Menu 

We consciously teach mainly non-verbal games so that language will not be a barrier. Play & laughter are universal languages. We have been collecting games for this tour for the past 4 years. I would also like to sell this Menu here in the states, as well as other countries, as a way to generate funds for our Fund(r)raising Tours of developing countries.


We will document play from all over the world, & share it with the rest of the world via our youtube channel, 'A Primally Playful Channel'. We will collect games & different modes of play from all around the World, encouraging ppl to send in videos of their own.

              The kids & adults in the countries we will visit may not have a lot of material wealth, but they have each other, & that is where our greatest joys come from. We will give them the games & keys to making games of their own, that will keep them laughing well after we are gone.

But we can't make this happen without your help!

Please help us by donating so we can continue bringing play to those in need around the world!

Budget Estimations
Not all of these prices are confirmed and this will grow more detailed in the coming months. We are waiting to hear on insurance, as well as filling certain staff positions. As well as the details of travel and play pilgrimages in the later half of the year. But we have a good idea of roughly what our costs will be.

Staff                                               $20,000          This will include training of locals. 
& Outsourced Services                                             
Insurance                                   $12,000
Travel Expenses                      $10,000

Seeds Project                           $1,000
Materials & Supplies            $1,000

Incorporating                            $500

Online Platforms                     $500
for Conducting

Funding for outside
projects                                        $1,000
                                                            $46,000 total                                  

Thank you!

Jared, Nic, Jake, Dave, Travis, & Farris


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Jared Hippler 
Davis, CA
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