ABOUT: In May of 2021, the golf industry collaborated to introduce a new Grassroots Grant Program (GGP) designed to increase participation among those who are underrepresented in the sport. The GGP was developed by the Youth & Adult Player Development Work Group that was formed as part of the Make Golf Your Thing industry-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion movement.

Facilitated through the American Golf Industry Coalition (a division of the World Golf Foundation), the first phase of the program distributed $150,000 to 43 grassroots organizations. In January of 2022, an additional $150,00 was awarded to 31 grassroots organizations.

PURPOSE & FUNDING PRIORITIES: A grassroots golf program is defined as a charitable organization or program dedicated to increasing golf participation among those who are underrepresented in the sport, such as those that are focused on participation from one or more of the following segments: Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous communities, as well as women, LBGTQ+ individuals, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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The application window for Phase III is now closed. The review process will occur throughout the month of May and all applicants will be contacted directly regarding their funding decision.  

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"Grant Program Eligibility and Guidelines"