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What We Do

About the Foundation

What We Do

At the Tiger Woods Foundation, we believe in college access for underserved youth.

Since its inception in 1996 by Tiger Woods and his father, Earl, the Tiger Woods Foundation has reached millions of young people by delivering unique experiences and innovative educational opportunities for youth worldwide. What began as simply a dream to provide young people with opportunities and the tools needed to achieve a bright future has grown into a global organization that has served young people around the world.

Specific programs of the Foundation include the Tiger Woods Learning Center, a one-of-a-kind, 35,000-square-foot education facility custom-built for the underserved youth of Southern California. Everything at the Learning Center is about active participation and hands-on learning. Scholars in grades 5-12 experience college-access programs focused on science, engineering, technology and math. Interactive classes -- in subjects ranging from rocketry, aerospace engineering and marine biology to graphic design and communications -- allow our students to explore a future in almost any career and recognize the importance of attending college.

The Foundation recently celebrated the official expansion of the Tiger Woods Learning Center with the launch of two campuses in Washington, D.C. The two TWLC-DC campuses are located at the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Ward 6 and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Ward 7. The TWLC-DC spaces and curriculum are custom-built for the young people in that community, providing students in multiple wards access to innovative programs and the latest technology. Students attending the TWLC-DC experience a technology-rich, innovative and highly motivated environment that has been integral to the success of the Southern California location. Activities include building and programming robots, exploring outer space and creating films.

With the support of the Earl Woods Scholarship Program, our scholars are able to make their dreams of going to college a reality. In addition to a $5,000 scholarship -- renewable for up to four years -- our scholars receive a dedicated mentor and specialized internships which help prepare them for life after college. The Earl Woods Scholarship Program also provides an unparalleled support network that covers things often taken for granted, like money for books, a plane ticket home or a new winter coat. Scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated financial need and a proven commitment to community service. Our scholars -- many of whom are first-generation college students -- are currently attending prestigious universities such as Harvard, Georgetown, UC Berkeley and UCLA.

History

  

November 18, 1996
Inception of Tiger Woods Foundation

January 29, 1997
TWF office opens in Los Alamitos, Calif.

March 16, 1997
First official junior golf clinic takes place in Orlando, Fla.

July 15, 1997
Joe Grant hired as executive director

June 8, 1998
Inaugural Tiger Jam benefit concert featuring The Eagles, Babyface and Hootie and the Blowfish

May 2, 1999
Over 1,500 kids attend TWF's 13th junior golf clinic held in Cincinnati

May 17, 1999
TWF sponsors Tiger Woods Library at Target House

July 1999
TWF creates National Junior Golf Team

August 7, 1999
Tiger Jam II featuring Celine Dion, Glenn Frey and friends

December 30, 1999
Tom Lehman wins inaugural Williams World Challenge in Scottsdale, Ariz.

October 5, 2000
Earl Woods publishes Start Something book

October 7, 2000
Tiger Jam III featuring Christina Aguilera, LeAnn Rimes and Seal

November 29, 2000
TWF and Target partner to create a program based on Earl D. Woods book Start Something

November 30, 2000
Davis Love III wins second-annual Williams World Challenge in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

April 4, 2001
Tiger holds golf clinic in Long Beach, Calif., as the Leave Behind program reaches $1 million in awarded junior golf grants

April 28, 2001
Tiger Jam IV featuring John Mellencamp and Third Eye Blind

September 2001
Tiger drives from St. Louis to Florida after 9/11 terrorist attacks and decides to build a learning center

November 14, 2001
Gregory T. McLaughlin becomes president of TWF

December 7, 2001
TWF reaches $1 million mark in grants awarded to deserving youth charities

December 16, 2001
Tiger wins third-annual Williams World Challenge and donates first prize of $1 million to TWF

April 20, 2002
Tiger Jam V featuring Don Henley and Train

November 4, 2002
TWF announces Tiger Woods Learning Center project to be built in Anaheim, Calif.

November 20, 2002
TWF sponsors Tiger Woods Pavilion at Target House

December 5, 2002
Padraig Harrington wins fourth-annual tournament, now the Target World Challenge

April 3, 2003
TWLC Groundbreaking Ceremony marks beginning of two-year construction period

April 19, 2003
Tiger Jam VI featuring Bon Jovi and The Goo Goo Dolls

July 7, 2003
One million kids enrolled in the TWF Character Education Program based on Earl's book Start Something

August 29, 2003
Inaugural Deutsche Bank Championship names TWF as primary beneficiary

December 11, 2003
Davis Love III takes home his second Target World Challenge Trophy

April 16, 2004
Tiger conducts junior golf clinic at Fort Bragg in North Carolina after visiting the military base where his father was trained

May 29, 2004
Tiger appoints TWLC student ambassadors at Tiger Jam VII featuring Prince

December 12, 2004
Tiger wins sixth-annual Target World Challenge and donates first prize of $1.25 million to TWF

May 5, 2005
Topping-Out Ceremony marks the completion of the TWLC frame

May 29, 2005
Tiger Jam VIII featuring Stevie Wonder and Counting Crows

August 2005
Three million kids follow lessons from Earl's book Start Something

October 2005
Tiger attends Hard Hat Tour with pilot program kids at semi-constructed TWLC

October 1, 2005
Inaugural Tiger Woods Learning Center Block Party raises $1 million for program costs

December 8, 2005
Luke Donald wins seventh-annual Target World Challenge

February 10, 2006
Launch of the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., with former President Bill Clinton and California first lady Maria Shriver in attendance

March 25, 2006
Millions tune in to watch Tiger discuss the TWLC with Ed Bradley on "60 Minutes"

April 29, 2006
Tiger Jam IX featuring Sting and Anna Nalick

April 30, 2006
Tiger reaches out to kids and families through first TWLC Comic Strip in Orange County Register

May 2006
Earl Woods Scholarship Fund established

July 2-8, 2006
Ernie Els and Tiger partner to create inaugural Friendship Cup in La Grange, Ill.

October 7, 2006
Second-annual Block Party with Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh and Friends raises over $1 million for the TWLC

November 18, 2006
TWF celebrates 10 years and 10 million kids

December 12, 2006
4.5 million enrolled in the TWF Character Education Program, based on lessons from Earl's book Start Something

December 17, 2006
Tiger wins eighth-annual Target World Challenge and donates first prize of $1.3 million to TWF

December 2006
TWLC celebrates reaching 8,000 kids in its first year of existence

February 27, 2007
TWF and PGA Tour announce the creation of the AT&T National hosted by Tiger Woods

May 26, 2007
Rock superstars Bon Jovi return to celebrate 10 years of Tiger Jam.

July 2-8, 2007
AT&T National at Congressional Country Club draws a stellar field and 140,000 fans while raising funds for the TWF and paying tribute to the armed forces.

September 2007
TWF awards the first Earl Woods Scholarships to five deserving youth.

September 6, 2007
The highly-coveted Stanley Cup makes an appearance at the TWLC.

October 6, 2007
Over $1 million raised at the third-annual TWLC Block Party featuring John Mayer

December 2007
TWLC reaches over 15,000 students and families within its first two years of operation

December 16, 2007
Tiger Woods takes the trophy at the ninth-annual Target World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

April 1, 2008
TWF's character education program changes name to Tiger's Action Plan.

April 21, 2008
Van Halen joins Tiger Woods at Tiger Jam XI, raising more than $1.5 million for TWF.

July 2008
Anthony Kim wins the second-annual AT&T National at Congressional Country Club.

October 11, 2008
Guests enjoy dinner by Chef Mario Batali and a performance by Seal at the Block Party at the Grove of Anaheim hosted by Tiger Woods.

October 13, 2008
Fist Pump Challenge, an online contest hosted by TWF Web site, picks winner Laura D'Asaro from Seattle. Her Fist Pump Moment was when she raised $13,000 for a new playground for her community, selling homemade lemonade and cookies.

October 16, 2008
Tiger announces that AT&T National 2010 and 2011 will be held at Aronimink Golf Club in Philadelphia.

December 21, 2008
Vijay Singh wins the Chevron World Challenge presented by Bank of America at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

January 18, 2009
Tiger speaks at the Inaugural Celebration

April 2009
TWF thrives in Thailand thanks to the vision of Tida Woods, Tiger's mother. The Foundation reached over 400 students at the Ratchaburi Convent School located in Ratchaburi Province.

May 18, 2009
Tiger Woods and No Doubt raise more than $1 million for the TWLC at Tiger Jam XII presented by AT&T at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

July 5, 2009
Tiger Woods wins the third-annual AT&T National at Congressional Country Club.

October 19, 2009
Tiger hosts the fifth-annual Block Party that raises more than $500,000 for the TWLC. More than 700 guests enjoy dinner by Chef Tim Love and a concert by Sheryl Crow.

October 23, 2009
TWF and friends celebrate at the U2 and Black Eyed Peas concert in Las Vegas.

December 2-6, 2009
Jim Furyk wins the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club.

January 15, 2010
Fourth-quarter grants are announced.

February 23, 2010
The Tiger Woods Foundation launches a brand new website.

April 21, 2010
Tiger Woods commits to the AT&T National in July.

June 28-July 4, 2010
The AT&T National moves to Aronimink Golf Course in Newtown Square, Pa.

June 30, 2010
Rock FORE Charity, a private VIP concert and auction, raises more than $570,000 for the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation and the Tiger Woods Foundation.

July 4, 2010
Justin Rose wins the AT&T National with a total of
10-under 270.

July 4, 2010
The 2010 AT&T National at Aronimink Golf Club wins multiple Best Practice Awards from the PGA TOUR.

September 29, 2010
The Tiger Woods Foundation welcomes 11 new hard-working, deserving young students to the Earl Woods Scholarship Program.

October 8, 2010
Tiger Woods joins ninth-graders on Oct. 8 to celebrate the official expansion of the TWLC to Washington, D.C.

November 5, 2010
The Tiger Woods Learning Center Capitol Hill campus in Washington, D.C., officially opens.

December 5, 2010
Graeme McDowell wins the Chevron World Challenge with a total of 16-under 272 after sudden death with Tiger Woods.

February 16, 2011
Anaheim Ducks partner with TWF for TWLC Night to help raise funds for the Tiger Woods Learning Center.


March 23, 2011
Tiger Woods: My Swing launches for iPhone and iPod Touch. All proceeds benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.


April 30, 2011
Tiger Woods, John Mayer and Keith Urban raise $750,000 for the Tiger Woods Foundation at Tiger Jam 2011 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.


June 22-26, 2011
More than 100 golf fans participate in the AT&T National citywide Scavenger Hunt in Philadelphia.


June 2011
First-ever class of Earl Woods Scholars graduates.


June 28-July 3, 2011
The AT&T National's last year at Aronimink Golf Club in Newton, Square, Pa.


June 30-July 3, 2011
Fans fill four We Salute Our Heroes walls with messages for the military at AT&T National.


July 3, 2011
Nick Watney wins the AT&T National.


July 28, 2011
Tiger Woods Learning Center campus announced for Philadelphia area.


August 8-12, 2011
TWLC hosts 40 military youth at Summer Academy.


September 9, 2011
Tiger Woods: My Swing HD launches for iPad. All proceeds benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation.


October 11, 2011
Tiger Woods visits the Hollywood & Highland shopping center and holds a putting challenge with a few lucky fans to kick off the 2011 Chevron World Challenge.


October 11-13 2011
Inaugural Tiger Woods Invitational at Pebble Beach raises more than $700,000.


November 26-28, 2011
The Chevron World Challenge Scavenger Hunt draws more than 150 fans over three exciting days in Los Angeles.


December 4, 2011
Tiger Woods wins his fifth Chevron World Challenge and donates his $1.2 million winner's check to the Tiger Woods Foundation.

April 27, 2012
Tiger Woods, Jon Bon Jovi, Phil Hellmuth and Doyle Brunson raise approximately $1 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation at Tiger Jam 2012 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.


June 28-July 1, 2012
Thanks to support from more than 140,000 golf fans, hard-working volunteers and the local Washington, D.C., community, the AT&T National returned to Congressional Country Club.


July 1, 2012
Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., hosts second annual week-long Summer Academy providing full scholarships to nearly 100 visiting military students from around the world.


July 15-20, 2012
Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., hosts second annual week-long Summer Academy providing full scholarships to nearly 100 visiting military students from around the world.


August 2012
The 10th annual Deutsche Bank Championship welcomed 100 top players in the world for the second event of the FedExCup Playoffs. Since inception, the DBC has generated more than $24 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation.


Nov. 1, 2012
Tiger Woods Invitational welcomed 112 guests for three days of golf at Pebble Beach Resorts on the Monterey Peninsula. The event raised approximately $600,000 for TWF college-access programs


Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2012
The 2012 World Challenge had another successful year at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif. All proceeds from the 14th annual tournament support the college-access programs. In keeping with tradition, Tiger Woods donated his $200,000 winnings back to the Foundation.


Nov. 28, 2012
Edgar Perez, TWLC member, spoke at the 2012 World Challenge Pro-Am sharing with guests the impact the Foundation's programs have had on his life.

April 2, 2013
The Tiger Woods Foundation was awarded the coveted four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the leading independent charity evaluator.


May 1, 2013
Tiger Woods My Swing nominated for prestigious Webby Award & Webby People's Choice Award.


May 17, 2013
The 15th annual Tiger Jam returned to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas with Tiger Woods, Kid Rock, Doyle Brunson and Phil Hellmuth raising more than $800,000 for the Tiger Woods Foundation.


June 2013
Tiger Woods Foundation welcomes a new class of Earl Woods Scholars from Boston.


June 26-30, 2013
The 2013 AT&T National showcases intense competition between the PGA TOUR's top golfers.


June 30, 2013
Bill Haas hoists the capital building trophy after winning the 2013 AT&T National.


July 21-26, 2013
Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif., welcomed students ages 11-13 for a week-long camp providing STEM Learning, Golf and Outdoor Adventures for over 100 students.


July 24, 2013
The Tiger Woods Foundation won the "Best Fundraising Campaign" for Tiger's Facebook Challenge and received an "Honorable Mention" for the Meet our Champions PSA featuring EWS Edgar Perez from Ragan's PR Daily.


Aug. 25-Sept. 2, 2013
The premier FedExCup event featured the top-100 players in the world competing in the playoff's second event of the season in Norton, Mass.


Aug. 30, 2013
Earl Woods Scholar Vladimir Casseus sings the National Anthem at the Boston Red Sox game at historic Fenway Park.


Sept. 2, 2013
Henrik Stenson wins the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship.


Sept. 25, 2013
Tiger Woods Foundation wins two International Academy of Visual Arts W3 Silver Awards for "Best Mobile Sports App" for Tiger Woods: My Swing and for "Best Non-Profit Branded Content" for the Meet our Champions PSA featuring EWS Edgar Perez.