ABOUT pathways forward


Tiger’s vision to provide young people with a clear path to personal excellence and professional success came to life in 1996 and continues today to drive our programs and mission forward.

The Challenge

Without opportunity and access to quality education, our most marginalized students are left without a pathway to personal and professional success.

Our transformational impact is shown through 25 years of student success, but there is more work to do.

We are leading a new model of education that ignites an innovative and entrepreneurial student mindset, while supporting young people as they build their pathways forward.

Reimagining Learning

We are reimagining learning by offering students multiple paths to pursue their passions.

As we look to a rapidly changing world and economy, we are taking the next steps to provide our students with concrete pathways forward through:

  • Job Readiness Programs
  • Career Certification
  • College Access
  • Inspiring Learning Spaces


We are looking for partners to join us in expanding our work through our Pathways Forward initiative as we build:

Job Readiness Programs
Comprehensive support including career preparation, workplace readiness, shadow days and internships

Career Certification
Certificate programs with a direct path to high-demand industries through partnerships that provide workforce opportunities beyond a traditional college pathway

College Access
Workshops, resources and a scholarship program to help students gain access and demystify the higher education processes

Inspiring Learning Spaces
Enhancing our TGR Learning Lab while building new, state-of-the-art spaces for students to come together to create, collaborate and innovate

Learn more today

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Together we can help more young people on their pathways to success.



Through this video series we sat down with members of our community to highlight stories of impact, paths to success and partnerships that have helped us build more accessible Pathways Forward for youth. Watch to see how our programs are making a significant impact on our communities and young people that we serve.


The Golf Channel

Woods a 'guiding force' of 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

Mike McKee Keeps TGR Foundation up to Par

Chairman of the Board, Mike McKee, is featured in the September 6-12 edition of the OC Business Journal.

Newport Beach Magazine

On the Right Path

TGR Foundation and Find Your Grind partner to help students identify their passions, skills and possible careers that can lead them down the road to success.

OC Business Journal

TGR Foundation on a Path Forward

The TGR Foundation, an Irvine based charity founded by Tiger Woods, has partnered with several Orange County businesses and nonprofits on the launch of Pathways Forward, a new initiative designed to help students build personal and professional success. Each of the partners have stepped up with significant financial and resource support, and a shared vision to drive transformational change in the local community.

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


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.