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.
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.
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.
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.