The United States Golf Association has announced that it has awarded 112 grants to organizations in 35 states this spring, totalling $2,366,490. There were 142 grant requests, the largest number of grant requests ever to come before the USGA’s Grants Committee. More than 85,000 youths throughout the nation will benefit from the grants awarded in this round of giving, one of three blocks of grants awarded each year by the USGA.
Since 1997, the USGA has awarded more than $31 million in grants through its “For the Good of the Game” initiative. This 10-year, $50 million dollar initiative has traditionally focused on programming for economically disadvantaged youth and individuals with disabilities, as well as the introduction of the game of golf and the golf industry to youth through caddying and other work-based programs. Beyond its grants program, the USGA also partners with national organizations to promote affordable and accessible facility development, inexpensive course access, girls’ golf, and initiatives for individuals with disabilities while also fostering the professional development of recent college graduates.
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