Preparing Achievers for Tomorrow (PAT) Initiative


  • Applications will be accepted online only. 
  • The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm PST.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status in June 2014.

For more information about the application process, please click on the following documents:

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

"How to Apply" workshops will be held on January 13 and 16, 2014. During the workshop, you can expect a thorough review of the application process, an overview of expectations for all awarded grants and the opportunity to speak with CCF staff following the presentation and application review. Click here for more information.

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

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 donate to PAT today, please click the button below.


Contributions to the California Community Foundation represent irrevocable gifts subject to the legal and fiduciary control of the foundation's board of directors.
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