Minnesota Golf Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$100 raised by 2 donors

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Opportunities...Through Golf

The Minnesota Golf Foundation (MGF) is the charitable affiliate of the Minnesota Golf Association. Because of you, Minnesota youth will have life-changing experiences permitting them to learn the necessary skills to be responsible, confident, and productive citizens. Your gift will help the Minnesota Golf Foundation continue to grow the Women’s Scholarship, Youth on Course Minnesota, and Caddie Development Programs.

Women's Scholarship

The Women's Scholarship (f.k.a. MWGA Foundation Scholarship) supports young women in their collegiate ventures and has committed more than $700,000 to 82 recipients from all corners of Minnesota since its inception in 1998. The four-year scholarship is awarded to three recipients who receive $3,000 annually. Applicants are rated on their academic excellence, financial need, quality of character, and interest or involvement in golf. 

Youth on Course Minnesota

YOC MN provides youth ages 6-18 life-changing opportunities through golf, including access to play for $5 or less at over 100 courses in Minnesota, paid internships, and college scholarships. In 2023, Minnesota became the second-largest program in the country, with over 15,000 members who played nearly 80,000 rounds. A survey of members reflects that playing golf develops engaged youth, with 80% citing they have developed better social skills and confidence, 82% spending more time with their family, and 88% saying they exercise more. Youth on Course is indeed growing the game of golf!

Caddie Development

The Minnesota Golf Foundation supports the 23 existing caddie programs in the state by providing resources and support to each club's staff to increase the number of applicants for the Chick Evans, Jr. Scholarship. The program awards young women and men four-year scholarships that include all tuition, books, and room & board (a FULL ride)! In addition to helping existing caddie programs, the initiative aims to start new caddie programs at courses that do not traditionally have a program. In the past two years, the program has assisted Keller Golf Course and Hiawatha Golf Course, in partnership with the Bronze Foundation, in starting youth caddie programs.

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Minnesota Golf Foundation

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6550 YORK AVE S STE 411
EDINA, MN 55435



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