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.
The mandate of the Golf Canada Foundation’s Women’s Fund Committee is to support women’s initiatives and programs that will have a significant impact on women’s golf.
Golf Canada Foundation Women’s Fund
The 2022 Women’s Fund Grant Application period is NOW OPEN.
Grants are available to Provincial Golf Associations and other groups or individuals as long as the applications fit the fund criteria to have a significant impact on women’s golf. Potential areas of focus are as follows:
Female training or player development programs that focus on long term development and/or player competitive experience will be considered. Programs must have mechanisms in place in order to track the progress of the players who participate in these programs. This data will be required to be provided to Golf Canada. Preference will be given to new programs.
Women Instructors and Coaches
The Women’s Fund committee recognizes the need for role models for young female golfers. Programs that assist to promote training, mentoring and education of female instructors and coaches will be considered for grant monies. Special attention will be focused on initiatives that are targeted at involving females in the training and certification of the PGA of Canada contexts of Future Links Leader, Coach of New Competitors and Coach of Developing Competitors.
Volunteers(Rules Officials, Course Raters, Etc.)
The Women’s Fund will pay for one female from each province to attend a National Rules Seminar each year and for one female from each province (who has not attended before) to attend a National Course Rating Seminar (when held). Participants will attend the closest seminar to their homes and will have their travel, accommodation, and course entry fee covered. Golf Canada travel agents must be used and the Golf Canada expense form must be completed.
Consideration for any grants that fall under the first two areas will be given to initiatives or programs that are able to continue annually and become self-sufficient in terms of funding. Promotion of programs must recognize the contribution of Golf Canada Foundation and grant funds must only be used for approved programs. Upon approval of the program, Golf Canada Foundation will distribute 75% of the approved amount.
A report on use of the funds must be submitted by October 1st of the year the funds were provided, and any unused funds must be returned to the Golf Canada Foundation Women’s Fund.
2021 Women’s Fund Recipients
PEI Golf Association – Ladies & Girls Learn to Golf Program$3,000
Golf Canada – Women in Coaching$4,000
Fareen Samji – Smashing the Grass Ceiling$4,800
Iron Lady Golf – FORE Golf$9,550
Iron Lady Golf – Membership Community$6,000