“Treacl[y] and General”

December 4, 2010 at 2:21 PM

The Nonprofit Quarterly takes a closer look at the Tiger Woods Foundation.

The writer, Rick Cohen, doesn’t sound particularly impressed. The quote in the headline is his description of foundation’s mission statement, but it sounds to me like the programs could be described similarly:

In practice, the foundation has created Tiger Woods Learning Centers in Washington, D.C. and Southern California, provided a’character development’ educational curriculum called the Tiger’s Action Plan, offered graduating high school seniors scholarships of up to $5,000, and made grants for education and youth development programs in multiple states.

Try some impact measurement on Tiger’s Action Plan for character development.

Of course, scholarships and grants to (hopefully) more established programs are worthwhile, but it sounds like the foundation exists mainly to burnish Woods’s image and throw golf tournaments.

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