TGR Foundation

Empowering students to pursue their passions through education.


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At TGR Foundation, we believe everyone can be a champion. Together we help students connect passion with purpose as they learn, grow and thrive. Learn more about joining our community of champions and find out ways you can be a champion for youth.



5th grade students at the TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA

Our Impact

Founded in 1996, TGR Foundation empowers young people with the tools and support they need to discover their passions, deepen their knowledge and and gain real-world experiences to achieve their dreams. 

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After school students at the TGR Learning Lab


Through our free programs and resources, we help students discover, develop and pursue their passions. With courses and opportunities to learn about photography, graphic design, engineering, computer science and more, there’s something for everyone. Click the links below to get started.

For 6th – 12th Grade Students:

For High School Students:

Teachers at professional development


Through lessons, resources and live experiences, we’re providing educators with professional development to revitalize their teaching practice and help more students reach their full potential.

Explore our educator offerings, designed to enhance your instructional strategies and better engage your students.


Our Donors

Access to quality education is a global issue that impacts everyone. TGR Foundation partners with innovators, educators, business leaders and community members who are passionate about education and committed to helping students learn, grow and thrive. Together, we are champions for youth.

TGR Foundation staff

Our Team

TGR Foundation is a team of dedicated individuals who are passionate about empowering students through education. We are deeply committed to every student who participates in our programs, and believe that the power of education, coupled with the right resources, will ensure lifelong success.

FREE digital learning platform for kids and educators

TGR EDU: Explore is a free no-cost digital platform for students, educators and families. On this platform you will find resources and curriculum that help parents and education professionals  alike  keep students engaged in learning.


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Fundraising Events

For 25 years, TGR Foundation has received support from funds raised through events produced by TGR Live, the exclusive event management company of TGR Foundation. TGR Live creates amazing experiences at world-class events across the country, including three PGA TOUR golf tournaments, an exclusive entertainment experience in Las Vegas and a luxury golf outing at Pebble Beach.



Recent Press


Tiger Woods Returns To The PGA Tour, But He Never Leaves Those Involved In The TGR Foundation

Tiger Woods returns to the Riviera Country Club this week but to countless others, he's never been absent.

"Over the years he's been through a lot, but he's always been there for the TGR Foundation,'' said Kenya Beckmann of Providence Health, one of Woods' charity corporate partners.

OC Business Journal

TGR Foundation

Nonprofit health system Providence has a goal of making Orange County the healthiest region in the country. A main roadblock to that goal are the health equity challenges seen in the county.

One organization Providence has turned to is the TGR Foundation, the Irvine-based education-focused charity started by golfer Tiger Woods.

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Tiger Woods, TGR Foundation Renovates And Relaunches Learning Lab

When it comes to philanthropy and aiding others, one of the most common themes is helping children create a better life for themselves. That’s exactly the mentality the TGR Foundation, the philanthropic group headed by world-famous golfer Tiger Woods, carries with it in all of its ventures.

Golf Digest

Tiger Woods is honoring his father through a transformative scholarship program

The Earl Woods Scholar program serves as a model for the type of difference TGR Foundation hopes to make in the lives of youth.

The Golf Channel

Woods 'Guiding Force' of the TGR Foundation

President and CEO of TGR Foundation Gordon McNeill joins Golf Central to discuss the mission of the foundation.

The Golf Channel

TGR Foundation continues to change students' lives

Alumnus of the TGR Foundation Andres Cuamani joins Golf Today to discuss the impact the foundation has had on his life.

OC Business Journal

Chairman Mike Mckee Keeps TGR Foundation up to Par

During his tenure at TGR Foundation, McKee has helped create and grow the foundation’s flagship educational facility, he’s mentored and sponsored a student throughout college, and has provided seed funding for a new initiative that aims to pair students with local companies in internship opportunities. Read more in this feature in the Orange County Business Journal.

Newport Beach Independent

Gordon McNeill: A Champion of Education

At Sage Hill School in Newport Beach, Gordon McNeill climbed from dean of students to head of school and, finally, to president, helping build up the young campus and its culture.

But, after 19 years, McNeill decided it was time for a new challenge.

Last August, he accepted a position as president and CEO of the Irvine-based TGR Foundation, one of famed golfer Tiger Woods’ charities, which works to bring educational opportunities to underserved youths through STEM classes, college-access programs and professional development courses for teachers, both through in-person and virtual sessions.

MR Magazine

Tiger Woods’ Charity Teams with Find your Grind

TGR Foundation, a Tiger Woods charity, has teamed up with Find Your Grind Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Los Angeles-based self-discovery and career exploration platform, Find Your Grind. The multi-year partnership brings together two organizations with a shared mission to help young people discover who they are, identify their strengths and interests, and offer multiple pathways to personal and professional success.

Golf Digest

Tiger Woods’ TGR Foundation hits notable milestone as it celebrates its 25th anniversary

As far as golf goes, Riviera Country Club has not been friendly to Tiger Woods. At least, not as friendly as other golf courses—he does have a runner-up and seven other top-20 finishes at this kikuyu-covered gem, but he’s played 13 tournaments here and left without the trophy 13 times. It’s the most starts he’s made in a single PGA Tour event without a victory.

Woods’ relationship with Riv, however, extends much deeper than a scorecard. It’s where he made his first tour start, as a rail-thin 16-year-old in 1992. It’s a traffic-dependent hour away from where Tiger honed his game, at the Navy Golf Course in Cypress. And since 2017 it has hosted his event, the Genesis Invitational, which has coincided with major growth for his TGR Foundation.


Tiger Woods' TGR Foundation Celebrates Two Big Milestones in Quest to Help Students

Tiger Woods is hosting the world's best golfers in Los Angeles at the Genesis Invitational, and while Tiger is recovering from another back surgery, the spotlight is still shining on his TGR Foundation, which is celebrating two milestones.

The Foundation is turning 25 years old and has now impacted over two million students, many in Southern California.

eSchool News

Discovery Ed and Leading Corporate and Community Partners Offering Access to Digital Resources Supporting STEM

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners are partnering to offer engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to support National STEM Day observances. Held annually on November 8th, National STEM Day unites communities around the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math to students in grades K-12. Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources and professional learning for K-12 classrooms.

The Note Book

Teachers learn how to teach science through inquiry

Bryan and Montell were two of six teachers who attended a professional development session on Tuesday, part of a weeklong workshop in math and science instruction called STEM Studio, run by the TGR Foundation.

The teachers were from a variety of schools, grades, and experience. One taught science at Sheridan Elementary School, another taught high school students, and another will just start teaching in the fall.

U.S. African Development Foundation

USADF and TGR Foundation Partner to Support African STEM Education Entrepreneurs

The U.S. African Development Foundation (USADF), the U.S. Government’s African enterprise agency, and TGR Foundation – A Tiger Woods Charity, announced today a joint venture to support African education entrepreneurs.

Working together in support of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, USADF has sponsored three promising educational entrepreneurs to take part in TGR Foundation’s 10-day long educator professional development program, TGR EDU: Create’s International STEM Studio, this summer. In partnering with USADF, TGR Foundation is able to expand their education training platform throughout Africa.


TGR Foundation Helps Students Through College Admissions

While Tiger Woods challenges his legacy on the golf course, his legacy is being reaffirmed in Anaheim.
Woods established TGR Foundation in 1996 to provide underprivileged children with resources to help improve their college readiness. He later created TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, which is not far from where he grew up.
The Learning Lab takes an emphasis in science and promotes fields such as engineering and technology. Since its inception, the Learning Lab has helped more than 150,000 children.

Education Dive


TGR EDU: Explore to Offer Middle and High School Classrooms Free, Engaging, Interactive Tools and Digital Experiences


At TGR Foundation, we believe everyone can be a champion. Together we help students connect passion with purpose as they learn, grow and thrive. Learn more about joining our community of champions and find out ways you can be a champion for youth.