creating a world of opportunities
For more than 10 years, the Tiger Woods Invitational presented by USLI has made an impact on the lives of youth as all proceeds from the event benefit TGR Foundation. Thank you to the generous supporters at USLI and our loyal sponsors and participants fro being champions of youth.
Founded in 1996 by Tiger Woods, TGR Foundation believes everyone can be a champion. With a commitment to a world where opportunity is universal and potential is limitless. TGR Foundation’s mission is to empower students to pursue their passions through education. Its signature programs serve youth from under-resourced communities, providing access to education and opportunities to prepare for their future.
“WHEN I WAS A KID, MY PARENTS INSTILLED A CORE PRINCIPLE IN MY LIFE: TRY TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN ONE PERSON’S LIFE, EVERY DAY. AT TGR FOUNDATION, WE ARE DOING JUST THAT, MAKING A MEANINGFUL IMPACT ON THE LIVES OF YOUTH ONE DAY AT A TIME.”
– Tiger Woods, Founder TGR Foundation
TGR Learning Lab
Built from Tigers’ vision to create a safe space for youth to “learn, grow and chase after their dreams,” the flagship TGR Learning Lab in Anaheim, CA has supported youth from Southern California for more than 17 years.
The newly renovated 35,000-square-foot campus provides access to technology, modern workspaces, classes and workshops in an inspiring environment. Through hands-on learning experiences, enrichment and support, students are empowered to discover their passions and pursue their dreams.
School day programming introduces elementary students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects and relevant careers. Middle and high school students benefit from after-school classes and opportunities that enhance their education while exploring careers in STEM and beyond. College access and career readiness programs prepare high school and college students for higher education and the workforce.
TGR Foundation is expanding its impact with new Learning Lab facilities in Philadelphia, PA in 2024 and Los Angeles, CA in 2025.
TGR Learning Lab at Cobbs Creek
In partnership with the?Cobbs Creek Foundation, TGR Foundation will provide access to education and opportunities for youth in Philadelphia?through a new 30,000-square-foot TGR Learning Lab on the Cobbs Creek campus. Set to open in late 2024, the campus will support the community through innovative education, college access, career readiness and golf programs, empowering youth to discover and achieve their fullest potential.
Los Angeles, CA
TGR Learning Lab at Lulu's Place
Opening doors of opportunity for Los Angeles youth at the new Lulu’s Place campus, TGR Foundation is partnering with the Kimmelman Family Foundation and USTA for it’s third TGR Learning Lab opening in 2025. Through the 25,000-square-foot facility at Lulu’s Place students and families will receive access to high-quality facilities and programs focused on education, college access, career readiness, health and wellness.
champions for youth
TGR Foundation has supported over 185,000 students through programs offered at the TGR Learning Lab and its award-winning Earl Woods Scholar Program, which provides college bound students the holistic support needed to thrive throughout their journey to graduation.
Among the students impacted by TGR Foundation are Chia Obilo and Ariana Perez.
Growing up as the child of a social worker, Chia witnessed the challenges of individuals experiencing homelessness at an early age and developed a passion for helping others through medicine. As a member of the Earl Woods Scholar Program, she credits TGR Foundation for investing in her future and providing opportunities that are unlike other scholarship programs. The community she built with her peers, the staff and her mentor not only helped affirm her but all in the program along their journey as first-generation college students.
With support from TGR Foundation and the nurturing community provided, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and is currently a medical school student at Stanford University.
Ariana has been a TGR Learning Lab member since 5th grade, where she utilized the programs offered including STEM classes, academic support, college preparation and golf to discover her passion for golf and cyber security and nurture those interests with a plan for her future.
Through the Learning Lab, she has gained the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to follow her passions on and off the golf course. In 2022 she was invited to participate in the inaugural TGR JR Invitational presented by TaylorMade and served as the first tee starter during the 2023 Genesis Invitational final round.?Upon graduation, she plans to attend the Naval Academy and later become a cybersecurity attorney.
Inspired by Tiger’s legacy on and off the golf course, TGR Foundation believes everyone can be a champion. Join us to empower more students to pursue their passions through education.
Learn more: TGRFoundation.org