Our commitment to philanthropy starts with investing in strengthening the efforts of people, organizations, and communities. The Patterson Foundation does not accept funding inquiries and does not have grant cycles or requests for proposals. We invest resources in opportunities that focus on helping people engage with each other, providing expertise, encouraging learning, and sharing promising practices.
Funding of Organizations
Our work touches many issue areas that strengthen the efforts of people, organizations, and communities. While we do not accept requests for funding or proposals, opportunities exist to receive support from other organizations and community movements touched by our work, such as the Giving Challenge, Margin & Mission Ignition, and others.
Investing in Future Engagements
The Patterson Foundation’s future work evolves from existing engagements and initiatives. With more than 10 initiatives at any time, the foundation determines when and where there might be alignment for future endeavors. We are not accepting requests for new initiatives at this time.