Colorado PGA News
Pillar Grants Offer Funding to Attract and Retain New Golfers Apply Now! Deadline is Thursday, March 19, at 5:00pm MST
pplications are being accepted for the Pillar Grant Program – previously known as Growth of the Game Grants. The mission of this program is to provide financial assistance to facilities within the geographic boundaries of the Colorado Section PGA that employ PGA Members in good standing to develop and/or significantly enhance programs that align with the three pillars of our Colorado PGA REACH Foundation to attract and retain new golfers. The Pillar Grant Program provides funding to assist with the costs of providing instruction, course/facility access and PGA Family Tees ONLY. Funding will only be approved for programs that align with: • • •
Youth Development Programs such as Golf in Schools, PGA Jr. League, Drive, Chip and Putt, etc.; Supporting Our Military, specifically launching a PGA HOPE program; and Diversity & Inclusion Programs targeting women and minorities.
What the program will not fund are facility construction and/or enhancements, administrative and indirect costs of a program, individual high school or collegiate teams, or private individuals and endowments.
Because funding is designed to assist our PGA Members with the development of new programs at their facilities, only one program per facility will be approved. Also, a facility will only be eligible to receive a grant for two years within a five-year time period. Second-year funding will automatically be approved upon receipt of the Program Follow-up Report from the PGA Member and facility. Follow-up Reports, along with the financial accounting of how the funds were utilized, are due by noon the first Monday in December. Failure to meet the report deadline will automatically prohibit second-year funding. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. Those interested in being considered for a Colorado PGA REACH Pillar Grant must submit a completed application to Colorado PGA REACH. A PGA Member in good standing on behalf of the facility in which the PGA Member is employed must sign and submit the application. The deadline for submitting completed applications is Thursday, March 19 2020., at 5:00pm MST. Grant recipients will be announced at the Spring Meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020. Complete details of the program are available at coloradopga.com.