Grant Opportunities

I.  Application for a Program Grant

The Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation accepts and reviews applications once a year.

  • The Deadline is October 1st.
  • Only one application per organization may be submitted within any calendar year.
  • All requests for Program Grants should be mailed to:                                                Richard W. Slagle, Executive Director                                                                     Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation                                                                                      3201 Milton Road                                                                                                         Middletown, OH 45042

Application/Required Documents

• The Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation is restricted to making grants to 501(c)3 organizations.
• Grant requests arriving via electronic e-mail or fax will not be given consideration.
The Application/Support Documents.
1. The Grant Request – should be no longer than two typewritten pages and should include a general description of the organization and what the grant shall be used for and who is the target audience.
2. Include the following –
 Copy of the first page of the Internal Revenue Service’s 501(c)3 nonprofit status letter.
 Copy of the last year’s financial statements.
 List of other grants or funding your foundation has received and what organizations made the grants.
3. Support Material – may be provided within reason, however, the decision
on funding the grant will be based on the contents of the two page grant request.

Review Process

• The organizations that have received a Program Grant from the Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation are required to submit an annual Responsibility Report, documenting their respective programming activity, rounds played and progress for the year.
• The Responsibility Report should be mailed to Richard W. Slagle, Executive Director. If this report is not submitted, future grant requests will be denied.

Links Across America

        This new initiative of the Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation involves……

Creating a team of Company Partners (golf course architects, golf course builders and company suppliers) from the Golf Industry  to develop “feeder short courses” (three, six or nine-hole) across the country that will provide affordable golf for youth, families, adult beginners and individuals with injuries and disabilities.                                       

Requirements for the Plan to be Successful

  • First the Wadsworth Foundation partners with communities, park districts, forest preserve districts, YMCA’s, First Tee Chapters, existing courses that have land or school districts that have the means to secure or donate the land for the Links short courses and driving range facilities.
  • Second – Our Team of Company Partners, who consist of golf course architects, golf course builders and company suppliers from the Golf Industry –are committed to whenever possible contributing profit, goods or services to create the short courses at a significantly lower cost.
  • Thirdthe plan goes beyond just the design and construction phase and provides assistance in the operational costs of the “feeder short course facilities,” the Links Team of Company Suppliers from the Golf Industry provide savings in course equipment, range equipment, computer tee time & POS software, clubhouse design, budgets and financial pro-forma’s.
  • FourthThe Wadsworth Foundation must make sure all the team Partners receive RECOGNITION for their efforts and involvement in Links Across America.Finallythe Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation will make a financial contribution to each short course project.


Learn More

If your organization would like to learn more about the Wadsworth Foundation’s Links Across America short course initiative contact:

Leon McNair, President                                                                                                                                                                          

Get Involved

Visit our How You Can Help page for a list of ways that you can share in the Foundations mission.


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