The South Florida PGA Foundation is committed to supporting other charities in South Florida. Each year the South Florida PGA provides grants to many local organizations to help support their charitable causes.
If you would like to fill out a Foundation Contribution Request Form, CLICK HERE. For additional information on how to receive funds for your charitable organization through the SFPGA Foundation, please call 561-729-0544.
For the year 2017, the following organizations received funding from the SFPGA Foundation:
American Cancer Society Youth Rock Camp – Established in 1976, R.O.C.K. (Reaching out to Cancer Kids) Camp is the first camp for children with cancer in the United States. R.O.C.K. Camp is one of three American Cancer Society R.O.C.K. Programs in Florida. The other programs are Families R.O.C.K. Weekend and R.O.C.K. College Scholarships. In partnership with Camp Boggy Creek, the Program serves children and teenagers ages 7-16 who are referred by pediatric oncology centers and private practices, currently being treated for cancer or who have not been off treatment for more than three years. It is Florida’s first and only residential camp exclusively for children with cancer offers campers an opportunity to experience the fun and adventure of summer camp without having to feel “different” from other kids.
Dade County Junior Golf Association / The First Tee of Miami – The First Tee, is a division of the World Golf Foundation, has as its mission to impact the lives of young people around the world by creating affordable and accessible golf facilities to primarily serve those who have not previously had exposure to the game and its positive values. Our goal is to provide the facilities and experiences that will enable kids from every walk of life to partake of a game that teaches values for life and which can be played for a lifetime.
Gifts in Golf (GIG) – Gifts in Golf, Inc. has been providing Golf instruction and programs for those with special needs in our community with autism, down syndrome, physical, verbal and emotional challenges growing their abilities within their disabilities.
Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation – The mission of the Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation, Inc. founded in 1998, is to offer junior golfers under the age of nineteen the opportunity to participate in organized golf competitions or golf related events with other youths their age and skills level. An emphasis is placed on the benefits to life, society, and community that can be derived through the Education, Leadership, Teamwork, and Fellowship by participating in a sport where each individual player is responsible for playing under the rules of golf and fair play. The leadership of the older players is exemplified for the younger players by their individual and team goals, and where the young people can share and enjoy the fellowship of others with the same high commitments.
Indian River Golf Foundation – A 501 c 3 organization aimed to create expanded playing opportunities, promote competition, teach and honor golf traditions and recognize individual performance and contributions to the game of golf in Indian River County. The IRGF fosters learning, growth in relationships, character building and excellence in player development for an expanded number of golfers in a safe, affordable and enriching environment.
Junior Golf Association of Broward County – The Junior Golf Association of Broward County, Inc. was founded in 1968 by Steve and Olga Purdo to provide their children with a positive and fun filled activity during the summer months. Since the first event, the JGA has become one of the largest junior golf organizations in the United States where all the members reside in one county. Over the years, many adult volunteers dedicated in the promotion of golf for Juniors have contributed to the success of this program. Without these dedicated volunteers, this program could not continue. Each year during the months of June, July and August, up to 400 Junior boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18 participate in this program.
Junior Golf Foundation of America – Founded in 1995, the mission of JGFA is to provide all children the opportunity to learn and play the game of golf. The JGFA focuses on instilling the concept that golf is “More than a Game.” This is accomplished through a comprehensive education and development program. Through golf, the JGFA’s purpose is to instill positive life values in children, including honor, integrity, work ethic, self-discipline, pride, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, perseverance.
LPGA Girls Golf of Fort Myers – A year-round junior golf program for girls ages 6-18, focusing on the “Five E’s” of Girls Golf: Empower, Enrich, Engage, Exercise, and Energize. Instructors focus on the fundamentals, rules, sportsmanship, and etiquette of the game of golf. This program helps girls gain confidence to achieve their goals not only in golf, but in life as well.
Stoneybrook Junior Golf – A 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing southwest Florida youth with group and individual golf instruction from PGA professionals. The program is intended to inform, develop and provide an opportunity for kids in the local community to grow through the game of golf. We cover different area’s of the game each week including rules of golf and proper etiquette on and off the golf course. Our goal is to offer programs at our three locations to all kids of every background, skill level and age group. The life and golf skills that are taught are investments that will prove to be priceless. Their mission is to strive to offer kids a variety of opportunities to improve at their sport through instructional programs. The programs they administer are designed to prepare youth for tournament play through a series of steps that help juniors set goals and accomplish them.
The First Tee of Naples/Collier – The mission of The First Tee of the Naples/Collier is to positively impact the lives of young people, including those with special needs, by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.