• About The Foundation

    About The Foundation

The Patterson Foundation strengthens the efforts of people, organizations, and communities by focusing on issues that address common aspirations, foster wide participation, and encourage learning and sharing. The Patterson Foundation's staff and consultants are ready to provide an engaging presentation about the Foundation and its initiatives. Please fill out the Speaker Request Form, and we will contact you within two business days of receiving your completed form.

Our Values

The Patterson Foundation’s values guide our approach to philanthropy, demonstrating our collaborative philosophy and tenets of change.

We work with others to strengthen their impact by:

  • Understanding that resources and expertise beyond the check provide value
  • Being accessible and engaged with others
  • Striving to learn as we collaborate and share successes and challenges

We believe meaningful change requires commitment and persistence and encourage this by:

We invest for lasting impact by:

  • Managing assets responsibly
  • Realizing real change requires depth of resources
  • Focusing on shared aspirations while leveraging resources

In this video, TPFers share how we use each value to help guide the work of The Patterson Foundation.

(total time: 22.5 minutes)

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