The Steve Patterson Award celebrates and promotes the selfless service of people within the world of sports whose passionate efforts make a difference in the lives around them. Each year we anticipate a spirited competition. Winners will join this already impressive list of past champions.
Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership (2005)
Helping kids reach their potential, bringing health and educational resources to more than 50,000 children each year who are facing '4th and long' odds.Learn more
Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation (2006)
Created to service the greater Jacksonville area through strategic, financial, networking and volunteer support for disadvantaged youth.Learn more
Moyer Foundation (2007)
Providing comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional or financial distress.Learn more
Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation (2007)
Serving Memphis youth through education and mentoring.Learn more
San Francisco Giants Community Fund (2008)
Using the baseball platform to inform and enrich communities in areas such as education, violence prevention and health.Learn more
The Steve Nash Foundation (2008)
Dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life.Learn more
Marvin Lewis Community Fund (2009)
Seeking to empower, educate and inspire individuals in the Greater Cincinnati region.Learn more
Red Sox Foundation (2009)
Seeking to harness the passion fans have for the team and put that energy and commitment toward working to create positive change in their community.Learn more
Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (2010)
Improving the quality of life for people of the Congo.Learn more
U.S. Soccer Foundation (2010)
Focusing their efforts on supporting programs and field-building projects that improve the health and well-being of children.Learn more
Cincinnati Reds Community Fund (2011)
Bringing youth baseball teams from the suburbs and the inner city together in the spirit of diversity, interaction and friendly competition.Learn more
Brian Griese and Judi's House (2011)
Helping grieving children and families by offering grief counseling and peer support groups.Learn more
Chicago White Sox Volunteer Corps (2012)
Bringing together thousands of fans, players, coaches, and club executives to assist underserved Chicago neighborhoods through volunteer work.Learn more
Notah Begay III Foundation (2012)
Addressing the epidemics of childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes impacting Native American children.Learn more
Women's Sports Foundation (2012)
Advancing the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity.Learn more
Tony Hawk Foundation (2013)
Empowering at-risk youth and improving disadvantaged communities through the development of public skateboard parks.Learn more
Patterson Award Ceremony 2013
The Patterson Award honors the legacy of Steve Patterson. After Steve’s death from cancer at 56, RWJF created this first-of-its-kind award in 2005.
The LA84 Foundation
The Foundation is the legacy of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. It has reached about 3 million youngsters, fostering the growth of youth sports by providing grants to more than 1,100 organizations.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers have continually displayed their commitment to creating measurable results through transformational grants and impact programs, donating nearly $20 million over the past 20 years.
Tony Hawk Foundation
Since 2002, Tony Hawk Foundation has implemented youth development and leadership training, resulting in the creation of 537 public skateparks in all 50 state, collectively serving more than 4.6 million young people annually.