Golf Ontario Legacy Fund

Nick Taylor, Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Golf Ontario on Golf Talk Canada during the 2023 RBC Canadian Open speaking about Golf Ontario’s important fundraising initiatives

What is The Golf Ontario Legacy Fund?

The Golf Ontario Legacy Fund aims to raise critical funds to grow the sport of golf in Ontario. Golf Ontario remains committed to its vision – GOLF FOR ALL. With this objective as the focal point of the Association, your investment will go directly towards developing and growing the area of interest that is most meaningful to you. By donating today, you are Shaping Lives Through Positive Golf Experiences. 

This exciting campaign will align with the Association’s 25th anniversary in 2026. We thank all of our supporters for their continued trust and generosity to Golf Ontario.


  • Area of Greatest Need

    By investing in the Area of Greatest Need you are committed to achieving Golf Ontario’s vision – GOLF FOR ALL. We will ensure your funds will go directly towards growing golf in Ontario.

  • Participation in Girl’s and Women’s Golf

    You are ensuring the participation, development and success of female golfers, new and experienced, continue to advance. From networking or corporate events, Women’s Try Program, to increasing numbers of junior girls hitting the course – this pillar aims to grow golf programming designed to specifically target women and girls in Ontario.

  • Supporting Indigenous Golf

    Golf for All is a statement that is important to Golf Ontario. This includes opening more opportunities for Indigenous communities to play and compete in the great game of golf. Funding in this area directly expands initiatives such as the Indigenous Ontario Championship.

    Indigenous golfers have made significant contributions to the sport, both provincially and nationally. By donating to Indigenous golf initiatives, you are developing talented Indigenous golfers, leading to increased representation at various levels of the sport. This strengthens the overall golfing community and enriches the sport through diverse perspectives and skills.

  • Advancing Adaptive Golf

    In alignment with Golf Ontario’s vision of Golf for All. Your investment will go to fund increased opportunities for individuals of all abilities to play golf.

    Supporting this pillar helps challenge stereotypes and change perceptions about individuals with adaptive needs, as it does not need to limit a person’s ability to participate in sports or lead fulfilling lives.


  • Junior Golf Pathways to Performance

    The Junior Golf Pathway helps junior golfers in Ontario reach their highest potential. From competitive play to beyond, your funds will ensure junior players who are on Team Ontario, or are in the Golf Ontario Performance program, have the financial assistance they need to achieve success.

    From September 21-25, 2023 you can support this area of need by bidding on items in the Ontario Junior-Am Online Auction.

  • Scholarships

    Golf Ontario encourages the athletic and academic success of our young golfers by offering financial assistance though scholarships. Your funds will help young people use the great game of golf to achieve their potential.

  • Youth Development

    Fostering the growth of Youth Development in essential to safeguarding the future of golf in Ontario and advancing GOLF FOR ALL.

    Investments in this fund supports programs aimed at introducing golf and its positive values to young people. You will ensure beloved programs such as First Tee – Ontario and Youth on Course Ontario, which enables youth ages 18 and under to enjoy golf at $5 (or less) per round, have the financial backing to continue providing accessible and affordable golf to youth.



Considering a Legacy Gift?

Your legacy gift will allow Golf Ontario to continue supporting programs and opportunities for golf to grow well into the future.  Whether you put your gift to work today or defer benefits until after your lifetime, all legacy gifts have the power to shape lives and the future of golf in Ontario. Please contact Raphael Root, Manager Fund Development at to learn more.

Ways to Give

If you are considering making a gift of Cash, Cheque or Stock & Securities please contact Raphael Root, Manager Fund Development at to learn more.

As a member Provincial Association of Golf Canada, and partnered with the Golf Canada Foundation which holds charitable status, all donations in support of fundraising priorities within Ontario will flow through and be receipted by the Golf Canada Foundation. Funds will then be managed and deployed as required by Golf Ontario.

Golf Canada Foundation is a recognized Canadian Amateur Athletic Association by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Donations of $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt from Golf Canada Foundation