The Fitzpatrick Foundation was established and incorporated as a private foundation in the state of California on December 11, 1999 and received its tax-exempt status in October, 2000.

The broad purpose of the Foundation is to support elementary and secondary school programs for students and educators, with a particular emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged youth in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Fitzpatrick Foundation supports in-school and after-school programs that enhance academic achievement, provide arts education, and develop technology skills. The Foundation also supports professional development programs for educators with an emphasis on providing and applying technology skills in the classroom.

Limited grants may be made to projects and programs of special interest to the Fitzpatrick family. In general, the Fitzpatrick Foundation does not make grants to individuals, endowments, annual fund appeals, political campaigns, religious organizations, or programs outside of the San Francisco Bay Area.