Grants for golf courses

258 golf courses and clubs received at least $728,166 in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 334 grants made from 282 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $1,500. Of these 282 foundations, 92% made just a single grant to golf courses, and 2% made grants to four or more golf courses. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$728,166
Total grant dollars given to golf courses
334
Number of grants made annually to golf courses
282
Number of grantmakers funding golf courses
$1,500
Median grant size to golf courses

Foundations that support golf courses and clubs

Out of all grants made to golf courses, 77% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 13% of the dollar-value of grants to golf courses. Foundations funding golf courses also made grants to food banks, religious organizations, universities, boys and girls clubs, and homeless shelters.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
218
Medium
 
32
Large
 
32
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
12
Private
 
225
Corporate
 
20
Other
 
25

Grants made

Grants made to golf coursesNumber of grantmakers
1
 
260
2-3
 
15
4-10
 
6
11+
 
1

Top 10 foundations supporting golf courses and clubs

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to golf coursesNumber of grants made to golf coursesMedian grant size
Community Foundation of North Texas (NTXCF)TXState0.1%13$500
The Rhode Island FoundationRIMetro0.0%9$1,000
World Golf FoundationFLNational0.3%4$3,150
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.1%4$1,537
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%4$1,000
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%4$1,250
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%4$225
Seattle-Sonoran FoundationWAMetro4.7%3$5,000
Salesforce Com FoundationCANational0.0%3$100
David Toms Charitable FoundationLAMetro16.3%2$3,900

Golf courses and clubs grantees

Golf courses with more than $5 million in total revenues received 6% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 5% of all golf courses.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
334
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
0

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,000
$100k-$500k
 
$1,500
$500k-$1M
 
$1,198
$1M-$5M
 
$1,500
>$5M
 
$2,500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
California
 
43
Texas
 
40
Georgia
 
26
Florida
 
25
Other
 
200

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Dallas
 
26
Greenville, SC
 
17
New York City
 
15
Atlanta
 
15
Other
 
250

Top 25 grants made to golf courses

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Wichita Kids Golf Initiative$5,000General SupportWorld Golf Foundation
The First Tee of Connecticut$5,000Family ServicesHartford Foundation for Public Giving (HFPG)
The First Tee of the Triangle$5,000Funding Youth Development Programs Teaching Life Skills To Kids and Teens To Manage Emotions, Set Goals and Resolve Conflict Through the Game of GolfOverflowing Hands Belarussian Outreach
The First Tee Augusta$5,000EducationDorothy Mustin Buttolph Foundation
Northwest Louisiana Youth Golf and Education Foundation$5,000Assisting Youth in Learning About Golf and the Life Lessons It Teaches.David Toms Charitable Foundation
The First Tee of Monterey$5,000General SupportNancy and Geoffrey Stack Family Foundation
Georgia State Golf Association$5,000UnspecifiedAustin Davis Foundation
Pro Kids Golf Academy$5,000Bronze Sponsor of the Pro Kids Golf InvitationalCalifornia Credit Union
Geneseo Chamber of Commerce$5,000Charitable ContributionGeneseo Foundation
The First Tee of Greater St Louis$5,000Impact the Lives of Young People By Providing Educational Programs That Build Character, Instill Life-Enhancing Values and Promote Healthy Choices Through the Game of Golf.The Country Club of St Albans
The First Tee of Pikes Peak$5,000General FundThe John E and Margaret L Lane Foundation
Palm Beach County Golf Association$5,000Unrestricted Charitable DonationPoint Gammon Foundation
The First Tee of Greater Philadelphia$5,000Support the Programs To Better Serve Kids and CommunityAlbert W Bader Foundation
First Tee of Metropolitan New York$5,000General PurposeAcquavella Family Foundation
The First Tee of Central Ohio$5,000Urban AffairsThe Columbus Foundation
Denver Junior Golf$5,000EducationalHarmes C Fishback Foundation Trust
The First Tee of Monterey$5,000EducationWilliam T and Frances D Grant Charitable Trust
The First Tee of Greater Washington DC Langston Golf Course$5,000Social ServicesThe Carl M Freeman Foundation
East Lake Foundation$5,000Sheltering Arms CenterPatrick Family Foundation
Nebraska Golf Foundation$5,000CharitableThe Charles and Mary Heider Family Foundation
The First Tee of Monterey$5,000CharitableTerry and Barbara Slaughter Family Foundation
The First Tee of Greater Austin$5,000Recreation for Underpriviledged ChildrenDavid Family Foundation
Pga Reach Middle Atlantic$5,000To Provide Funds for Military and FamiliesBilly Hurley Iii Foundation
WC Two$5,000Supplies for the Life Skills ExperienceVariety of Eastern Tennessee
The Childrens Course$5,000General SupportThe William G Gilmore Foundation
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Golf courses" category for this page is determined by the "N6A: Golf" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.