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The Foundation By The Numbers

We firmly believe in the transformative power of education and its capacity to shape promising futures. We are proud to operate the GSGA Foundation, a charitable arm committed to funding scholarships for deserving students.


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About the GSGA Foundation

The Georgia State Golf Association Foundation (GSGA Foundation) is the charitable affiliate of the Georgia State Golf Association. The GSGA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and contributions are tax-deductible. It assists the golf industry in Georgia by providing educational opportunities through two scholarship programs.

The GSGA Foundation has awarded more than $5.5 million in scholarships to deserving scholars in both programs. For the 2023-2024 school year, the GSGAF will have 72 scholars receiving $336,000 in scholarships.

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The GSGA Annual Fund

The GSGA Foundation's Annual Fund supports the Yates and Moncrief Scholarship Programs as well as our industry-leading Adaptive Golf and Junior Golf Programs.

Over sixty young men and women are receiving financial support from the GSGA Foundation's scholarship programs which have provided over $5.5 million in aid since inception.

Our GSGA Adaptive Golf Program is leading the country in providing opportunities for individuals with physical, cognitive and sensory impairments to learn and enjoy this great game.

The GSGA Youth on Course Program is tackling affordable access so junior golfers in Georgia can play golf for only $5 at over forty courses across the state while the GSGA Junior Tour offers affordable competitive experiences for ages 5-18.

Learn more about the Annual Fund

How to Support the Foundation

Many individuals, corporations, foundations, and golf organizations support the GSGA Foundation. Learn how you can help!

General Contributions

The GSGA Foundation welcomes all general contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations or golf organizations. All are acknowledged and are fully tax-deductible.

Memorial Donations

Every year more and more families select the GSGA Foundation to receive donations when a loved one dies. We acknowledges each contribution, summarize the gifts and provides a list of contributors for the family.

In-Kind Donations

Individuals, corporations, and golf organizations may provide in-kind donations of merchandise prizes, trips, computer or office equipment, or services each year which the GSGA Foundation uses in conjunction with various events and projects. These donations are tax-deductible.

Special Events

Each year several organizations conduct special tournaments, promotions or contests in which the GSGA Foundation is the beneficiary of proceeds.

Wills & Estates

Over the years, many individuals who have been deeply involved in golf have chosen to give back to the game through their estate. The GSGA Foundation acknowledges each contribution, summarizes the gifts and provides a list of contributors for the family.


The GSGA Foundation can accept gifts of stock from a brokerage account and stock certificates.


The GSGA Foundation has available a number of sponsorship programs through which corporations or individuals may sponsor key events or programs.

Matching Donations

The GSGA Foundation is eligible for many forms of company or foundation matching grants or donations and will gladly complete applications for those awards.

Foundation FAQs

Have questions regarding the GSGA Foundation and its initiatives? Learn more in this list of the most common inquiries we get about our scholarships and programs.

Yates Scholarships are awarded to employees, or dependent of employees, of GSGA Member Clubs. These young people, or their parents, may be employed in any area of a club’s operation - golf operations, golf course maintenance or clubhouse. Financial need, academic achievement, club work experience and character are considered in the application and interview process for the candidates. Spouses are not eligible for the scholarship unless they are employed at a Member Club. The program is for incoming or current college students and non-traditional students.

Moncrief Scholarships are awarded to students majoring in Turfgrass Management or Agronomy at the University of Georgia, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College amd students who work and live in Georgia, but attend an accredited school outside of the state.

In Georgia, if the school is eligible for the Hope Scholarship then it is eligible for the Yates Scholarship. Outside of Georgia, the school must be accredited.

No. Golf is not considered in the Yates Scholarship process. These scholarships are considered an additional benefit of a club's membership in the GSGA.

The scholarships are one-year grants. The scholarships are eligible for renewal up to a student’s fourth year of college. For the Yates Scholarship, the GSGA Member Club through which you received your eligibility must remain a GSGA Member Club.

The number of scholarships awarded each year is determined by the Yates Scholarship Committee or the Moncrief Scholarship Committee and the GSGAF Board of Trustees.

The scholarship programs are available to those students pursuing their first bachelor degree.

Yes, you may apply for both. However, it is not possible to receive both during the same school year.

Yes, there is no limit to how many Yates Scholars a club can have each year.

No, the scholarship programs are a benefit of a club’s membership in the Georgia State Golf Association.

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