GAIN (Golf: Accessible and Inclusive Networks)


The GAIN Community Program is designed as a year round comprehensive community-based approach to offering an inclusive golf program that is reoccurring and locally sustainable. The program becomes an ongoing offering within a Community and brings together multiple resources and agencies/organizations including public and private recreation agencies, golf entities, and the rehabilitation community, organizations providing services to individuals with disabilities, transportation providers, private businesses and others.

The National Alliance for Accessible Golf staff provides ongoing technical support and oversight to ensure the goals of the program are realized to their fullest potential. Through an ongoing grant from the United States Golf Association (USGA), the USGA and the National Alliance for Accessible Golf have joined forces to fund golf programs for individuals with disabilities. We are pleased to announce that through a grant from the United States Golf Association (USGA), the National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) is expanding its efforts to provide financial assistance and resources to help make the game of golf more accessible to people with disabilities. With this funding from the USGA, the Alliance will, for the second year, administer the grant-application process for organizations providing golf programs for individuals with disabilities. The Alliance is particularly interested in applications that demonstrate focus on inclusion of people with disabilities in programs that involve those without disabilities with the ultimate goal of enhancing their inclusion into the fabric of their community.


All grant recipients must be nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations or government entities such as public schools or municipalities. Visit the National Alliance for Accessible Golf Web site for complete program guidelines and application procedures.

Application Deadline:

Grant submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. The alliance grant committee will review all completed grant applications received by the last day of each month in 2011.

Award Amount:

Grant awards rarely exceed $20,000 and typically comprise less than 30 percent of a program's cash operating costs. Applicants are expected to submit detailed information on other sources of revenue that will be used to support the program.


Summary Prepared by:

K.B. 10/14/11