Charitable beneficiaries

December 9 – 15, 2024
Tiburón Golf Club & The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón

The Grant Thornton Invitational is proud to support a variety of important causes, programs and charities, helping to create more positive impacts and confident future for communities nationwide.

Purple Paladins

Supporting everyday heroes who dare to dream

Purple PaladinsGrant Thornton’s Purple Paladin program invests in, recognizes and celebrates early-stage nonprofit social entrepreneurs who tackle challenges like inclusion, accessibility and health. Our firm supports these innovators by providing funding, volunteerism, business guidance and a platform to accelerate their work—taking them from startup, to unstoppable.

Get to know the Purple Paladins

Purple Paladins are everyday heroes who are exceeding expectations — every day. They offer innovative solutions to a range of social issues that matter to their communities — and the world — and are driving real change.

Stories that weave communities together

Supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Together with HBCUs, we’re creating opportunities on the course and beyond

We’re empowering Historically Black Colleges and Universities as part of an initiative to grow the game of golf and build lasting relationships on campus. Our partnerships aim to provide resources to and create new opportunities for student athletes on and off the course.

Grant Thornton realizes that barriers are part of the course, but we believe they should not be part of the game. This partnership will help six schools enhance and advance their programs, creating new opportunities for student athletes, on and off the golf course.

Grant Thornton HBCU partner schools

Alabama StateAlabama State

North Carolina CentralNorth Carolina Central

North Carolina A&TNorth Carolina A&T

Prairie View A&MPrairie View A&M

Tennessee StateTennessee State

Texas SouthernTexas Southern


Accelerating the development of safe and effective pediatric cancer treatments

CureSearchCureSearch is a national nonprofit on a mission to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame.

Recognizing a broken system, growing obstacles, and unmet needs in drug development, we’ve launched an innovative and unique strategy to address the urgent, critical need for new and better childhood cancer treatments.

By supporting CureSearch, you’re funding research that’s on the path to quickly becoming a drug accessible to the children who so desperately need new treatment options, and you’re providing innovative platforms that allow stakeholders to work smarter, faster, and more collaboratively.

Together, we’re changing the drug development landscape from within and accelerating the development of safe, effective treatments for the 42 children diagnosed with cancer each day.

Additional Charitable Beneficiaries

Warrior Homes of CollierWarrior Homes of Collier

Golisano Children’s HospitalGolisano Children’s Hospital

National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation

Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFlorida Gulf Coast University

Palmetto Ridge High SchoolPalmetto Ridge High School

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