Welcome our 2017 Charities
Warriors Community Foundation
The Warriors Community Foundation will serve as the main charitable beneficiary of the Ellie Mae Classic. The Warriors Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Golden State Warriors, is committed to supporting educational equity for underserved Bay Area youth. Since its inception in 2012, the Foundation has awarded over $5 million in grants to local school districts and non-profits serving at-risk and vulnerable students. The Foundation also rebuilds public basketball courts around the region; revitalizing local communities with safe and clean places where families can enjoy basketball. Finally, the Foundation donates thousands of tickets each season to schools and nonprofits that serve low-income children, helping to share the joy and excitement of Warriors home games. Learn more at Warriors.org
The First Tee of The East Bay
In addition, the 2017 Ellie Mae Classic supports The First Tee of the East Bay. Proceeds from the tournament will help fund after school programming in Hayward. The mission of the TFTEB is “to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.” Currently, the TFTEB serves over 600 kids in Oakland and Hayward through after-school and summer programming.
NCGA Youth on Course
The Ellie Mae Classic also partners with the NCGA Youth on Course to fund a 4-year NCGA Youth on Course Collegiate Scholarship, which will be awarded to an East Bay high school senior. The Ellie Mae Classic also hosts the NCGA Junior Qualifier at TPC Stonebrae, awarding one talented junior an official sponsors exemption in the Web.com Tour playing field.
Habitat for Humanity
In 2016, Ellie Mae teamed up with the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley’s Playhouse Program to build playhouses at the Ellie Mae Classic. Playhouses were donated to the Blue Stars Moms, a membership organization of mothers whose sons and daughters are serving or have served honorably in the United States Armed Forces. Their mission is to serve military personnel and Veterans’ organizations through service, with the playhouses going to military and veteran families affiliated with Blue Star Moms.