The Golf Canada Foundation supports…The Golf Canada Foundation strives to make an impact in every Canadian golfer’s life. By raising funds to support the ‘lifecycle’ of golfers across the nation, from introducing golf to children in elementary school to supporting the Olympians competing for our country, the Golf Canada Foundation contributes to the development and health of the sport and offers golfers a reliable and effective avenue to give back to the game they love. Read more below about the five areas of golf that we focus on, and explore the different programs that your contribution will support.
Junior golf represents the future of the game in this country, and The Golf Canada Foundation developed the Junior Development Fund to introduce children to the sport in fun and engaging ways. The fund supports several initiatives such as Golf In Schools, which introduces children to the benefits of golf through elementary and high school physical education classes. The Golf Canada Foundation is also partnering with selected Provincial Golf Associations to introduce more children to the game. Currently Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Alberta each have a respective Junior Development Fund with the Foundation, which provide youth in each province with access to the sport of golf and the opportunity to develop their skills regardless of their financial circumstances.
The Golf Canada Foundation proudly supports student golfers at Canadian post-secondary academic institutions. Since 1982, the Foundation has awarded more than $6 million in scholarships and grants to Canadian student athletes. The Foundation continues to award scholarships to students, and grants to Canadian university/college golf programs on an annual basis, to foster growth and improvement throughout the Canadian collegiate golf system.
The Golf Canada Foundation raises money to support Team Canada, including Canada’s national Amateur Squad and Development Squad. In 2014 the Foundation provided the funding for Golf Canada to launch a Young Pro Squad, providing crucial support to emerging professionals during their first three to four years on Tour. With the return of golf to the Olympics, it’s more important now than ever to support our amateur golfers and help them develop into world-class athletes competing for our nation!
The Golf Canada Foundation recognizes the importance of introducing golf to more girls and women across Canada. Under the Women’s Fund, the Foundation is dedicated to supporting initiatives that have a long term impact on growing the game for women. Read more about the fund and the application process below.
The traditions and history of golf have been fundamental to the evolution of the game in this country. Historians and golf fans alike unite in a shared passion for the past, present, and future significance of the sport- both in Canada, and across the globe. The Golf Canada Foundation supports operations and initiatives that highlight the heritage of the sport in our country, including the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum.