Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT)

PAT is a five-year, $12 million initiative of the California Community Foundation to improve academic achievement, decision-making skills and self-esteem of youth in South Los Angeles and the South Bay through sports, music and recreation.

Launched in 2011, PAT provides grants to nonprofits for direct services for young people and helps strengthen the ability of nonprofits to deliver services over the long-term.

PAT was made possible by a generous legacy gift from an anonymous donor whose life was devoted to helping others as a volunteer to nonprofits in Southern California, and who valued the opportunities that music and athletics can provide to young people.

To see a list of current PAT grant partners, please click here.

To make a secure donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the Preparing Achievers for Tomorrown Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Apply For Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT) GRANTS

Please check back in 2016.


If you have any questions, please contact Leah Ruffin at (213) 413-4130 x218 or

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