Through its For the Good of the Game Grants Initiative, the USGA works to create opportunities in the lives of underserved juniors and individuals with disabilities through the game of golf and its inherent values.
Junior Golf Program Grants
The USGA has been a long-time supporter of junior golf programs conducted by non-profit organizations that strive to positively impact young people through golf and its values. The values of the game, such as honesty, integrity, and perseverance are perhaps more visible in golf than any other sport. Since 1997, the USGA has provided in excess of $60 million in grants to more than 900 non-profit organizations that serve youth through golf and its values. To date, more than 2.5 million young people have benefited from such programs.
USGA support for LPGA-USGA Girls Golf sites, Hook A Kid On Golf clinics, and programs for individuals with disabilities remains available through our national grant making partners including the LPGA Foundation, National Alliance for Youth Sports, and National Alliance for Accessible Golf, respectively.
Accessible Golf Program Grants
The USGA believes that golf should be open to everyone. Perhaps more so than any other sport, golf provides individuals with disabilities an opportunity to play, both recreationally and competitively, with those who have various types of disabilities as well as those without disabilities. The individual nature of the sport, along with resources such as the USGA Handicap System and USGA "Modified Rules of Golf for Golfers with Disabilities" makes this possible. Further, golf can serve as a wonderful rehabilitation activity. The USGA has provided in excess of $5 million in grants to more than 150 non-profit organizations serving individuals with disabilities throughout golf. To date, more than 75,000 individuals have benefited from such programs.
The USGA has entered into a grant-making partnership with the National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance). The Alliance, experts in the area of golf for individuals with disabilities, now administers the grant process in this area of giving. USGA funds are utilized to support such grants. For information about funding opportunities, please visit the Grant section of the Alliance Web site at www.accessgolf.org or send an e-mail to email@example.com.