Grants for Women Athletes

By Brian Moritz

Since the early 1970s, women's sports has grown exponentially in the United States. For organizers, coaches and athletes, there are a plethora of online opportunities to find grants to help support women's sports.

Golf-Centered Grants

National golf organizations provide millions of dollars in financial support every year to local courses and organizations that give women the opportunity to learn and play the game.

LPGA Grants

The LPGA-USGA "Girls Golf" program introduces young girls to the game of golf with the hopes of creating a life-long love affair. Grants are available through a Matching Grants Program.

USGA Grants

In addition to the Girls Golf program, the USGA provides grants to youth programs across the country. In 2009, more the organization provided nearly $2 million in grants through its "For the Good of the Game" initiative.

National Grants

The National Association for Girls and Women in Sports awards grants to help fund women and youth sports programs through the American Alliance for Healthy, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Women's Sports Foundation Grants

The New York-based Women's Sports Foundation gave out more than $1 million in grants in 2008. Unsolicited grant requests are not accepted, so be sure to check the group's website for calls for grant proposals.


About The Author

Brian Moritz is an award-winning journalist living in upstate New York. Since 1999, he's written for the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Fort Worth Star Telegram, St. Anthony's Messenger, the Portland Press-Herald, the Binghamton Press and Sun-Bulletin and The Times Herald in Olean, N.Y. He's now a graduate student at Syracuse University.
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