Has established a fund through the Northern Texas PGA to help junior golfers with financial needs pay for tournament fees or NTPGA membership dues. Nominations for recipients of a grant from the Ryan Palmer Foundation are funneled through the NTPGA. In November 2009, the Palmer Foundation gave $100,000 to The Children's Hospital at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, Texas, to build the Ryan Palmer Foundation Healing Garden, which includes a nine-hole putting green. He also donated $50 per birdie and $100 per eagle to the hospital in 2010 as a part of Birdies 4 "Brighter Smiles." Website is ryanpalmerfoundation.org.