About the NCGA Foundation
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Learning values and life skills through golf and a continuum of programs
The NCGA Foundation, created in 1989 by the Northern California Golf Association, is a non-profit organization that has a twofold mission. First to make golf affordable and accessible to all deserving youth in Northern California. Second, the Foundation believes that using golf along with a life skills and core values curriculum can help youth build strong values that create a foundation for life.
The NCGA Foundation’s continuum of programs make this mission possible:
“By learning and playing golf, these kids demonstrated courage, tackled a new, and challenging experience, and they succeeded. This builds their self confidence to take on the next challenge and succeed.”
William L. Brown, NCGA Foundation Board
To support the youth programs and initiatives, the Foundation raises funds in many ways, including direct donations and golf events. To learn more about how you can help, see Support Us for many giving opportunities.
The Foundation offers deserving youth across Northern California the opportunity to play some of the area’s best courses for no more than $5. Participating youth also use the life skills and values training they learned in their Youth on Course certified program. The NCGA Foundation also encourages and promotes junior golf competitions for its Youth on Course participants. Learn more about becoming part of Youth on Course.
The NCGA Foundation also provides deserving youth with introductory job opportunities within the golf industry. The Foundation works with NCGA member clubs to create jobs on the grounds crew, in the front office, as golf caddies, and in the restaurant for youth who would like to work in a golf environment. Youth learn responsibility while expanding their personal horizons and learning about a career in golf.
The Foundation awards grants and youth scholarships yearly to youth in Northern California and plans to increase the dollar amount and number of scholarships and grants each year.
The NCGA Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to programs in Northern California that teach life skills and values through golf. Grant decisions are made in February and funds are distributed in April. Check out the Grants page for a full list of this year’s grant recipients.
Testimonial “The NCGA Foundation is critical to the success of our organization, especially at a time such as now when the Sacramento market is under such great economic strain,” said Terry Privott, Executive Director of The First Tee of Greater Sacramento. “Simply put, they are awesome.”
Besides awarding grants, the NCGA Foundation wants to support youth as they move into higher education. Last year, the Foundation awarded $10,000 in college scholarships. These scholarships went to high school seniors who consistently embody the values inherent in golf, including honesty, perseverance and integrity.
Planning for the Future
All administrative and office expenses for the NCGA Foundation are paid by the NCGA, ensuring that over 90% of all donated funds are dedicated to the local youth. In the coming years, the Foundation is committed to further increasing the endowment. The Foundation is also working diligently to make sure that Youth on Course enjoys incredible success for years to come.
The NCGA Foundation, Inc is a non-profit IRS 501(c) (3) charitable organization. The NCGA Foundation operates under its own volunteer Board of Directors and is not part of the Northern California Golf Association; however, it has strong links to assure continuity of purpose and performance.
The Foundation uses strict auditing and accounting guidelines. Looking into the future, the Foundation continues to keep a watchful eye to ensure that donations are truly helping improve the lives of youth in our programs throughout Northern California.
Federal Tax ID Number: 94-3108575