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PGA Grant Program

2019 PGA REACH WNY Junior Golf/Growth of the Game Grant

In collaboration with the NYSGA and RDGA Foundation

View our 2019 Junior Golf/ Growth of the Game Grant Impact Document below!

In collaboration with the NYSGA and RDGA Foundation


In 2019 the WNYPGA REACH Foundation, in collaboration with the New York State Golf Association and the Rochester District Golf Association, will provide grants to junior golf/growth of the game programs that meet the established program criteria. The goal is to award a maximum of $10,000 in grants based on the number of applications that meet the criteria. We encourage all Western New York PGA Members and Associates to offer a youth/growth of the game program at their facilities or within their communities and to utilize this grant program to initiate the process or to enhance and strengthen an existing program.


The PGA REACH WNY Foundation (Western New York PGA Foundation, Inc.) was founded in 2010 by local PGA Professionals of the Western New York Section, PGA of America.  The Foundation was created with the goal of providing support to various organizations in the Western New York Section through the game of golf.  PGA REACH WNY will look to fund programs supporting its mission including the Western New York Section PGA Junior Golf and various underprivileged youth golf programs.  The Foundation will strive to fund, conduct, and/or support these initiatives and many others that serve under the founding pillars – Youth, Military and Diversity in golf.


A committee comprised of the members of the PGA REACH WNY Board of Trustees, a NYSGA representative, and an RDGA representative are assigned to review grant requests.  The committee conducts initial reviews and determines if all information required is provided.  The committee may meet or speak with the candidate further if required.  The committee then determines the benefits of each grant request and makes recommendations to the entire PGA REACH WNY Board of Trustees, which makes the final decision.

Junior Golf/Growth of the Game Grant Criteria/Consideration:

  1. Program must have a WNYPGA Member or Associate involved.
  2. Programs must target ages 18 and under, individuals with disabilities, military or diverse populations.
  3. Grant application must include a budget and explanation of how the grant funds are to be used.
  4. Grants will be limited to (1) per facility at a maximum of $2,000 each. Additional grant request will be considered if there is funding available and if the additional request is for a different program targeting different demographics, program goals, etc.
  5. Consideration will be given to span and benefit to the community.
  6. Grant recipients will be asked to provide a follow-up report outlining the results of the program and the perceived impact on growing the game. All 2019 Grant recipients must provide a follow-up report to be eligible to receive a grant in 2020.
  7. Along with the follow-up report, documentation and explanation of how the grant money was used must be provided.


The Grant Application Deadline for 2019 Programs is Monday, April 15th, 2019.  Grant Applications will be awarded based on Foundation Funding available and those that match the criteria above.  Organizations may apply for grants in consecutive years.  Grant awards will be used solely to run said program and no one individual or organization is to profit from the grant.

The Foundation does not fund endowment campaigns, religious or political activities.