IWGA Mini Grant 2021

IWGA MiniGrant Guidelines 2021

College Recipients from last year.

IWGA Mini Grant Guidelines

The IWGA Mini-Grant Program

The IWGA has a long history of supporting women’s golf programs in the state of Illinois and has traditionally distributed annual grants to the state universities’ women’s golf programs. In response to requests to broaden our support, the program was changed to a Mini-Grant program back in 2016. Grants ranging from $500 to $2000 will be made available to support women’s golf programs through a competitive application process.

Grant requests will be considered for support for a specific project or purchase or for general funding exclusive of travel expenses and salaries. Administrators of women’s golf programs are encouraged to apply for assistance by following the guidelines below.

Application Deadline

IWGA Board has authorized a competitive application process for its Mini‐Grant Program for the 2020 year. All applications must be received by the IWGA Board before 5 p.m. May 1, 2021.

Applicants will be notified in late October of the status of their application. Mini‐Grant funds will be available for use beginning December 1st, and they must be expended within 12 months. A check will be mailed to the College addressed to your Athletic Director.


Any Illinois public or private higher education institution (2 or 4 year colleges) may submit applications for consideration. The appropriate Administrator must authorize all applications before submitting to the IWGA Board. A project submitted without both the Athletic Director and your signature on the application will not be considered.

Funding Priority

Preference will be given to projects and equipment requests that directly impact your golf team and golf program. Needs, measurable outcomes, and likelihood of success are important factors in the evaluation. Please feel free to contact the IWGA Mini Grant Chair for guidance.

Areas Not Funded

The IWGA Mini‐Grant Program does not fund travel expenses, recruiting, political/lobbying activities, food/refreshments, or coaches’ salaries. If you are uncertain about your project’s eligibility, please inquire prior to seeking approvals.

Recipient Narrative Summary Response
If you received a 2020 Grant you must complete the review process, or it will affect your ranking and you may NOT be eligible to receive a 2021 Grant. This review summarizes what was purchased, a photo of the project, if applicable, and explain the effectiveness of this grant on your golf program.  Please submit your narratives by September 1st, 2021 using the online form provided.

IMPORTANT: Due to the current virus situation, most Spring Golf seasons were cancelled. It is a difficult time for everyone. However, we still would like colleges to tell us how the mini grants helped their program. We would like a follow-up if you can at least describe what you purchased and how you hoped to use the new purchases.

Click on the links below to submit your Forms.
Narrative Summary Online Form

2021 Application Form Deadline has passed. Try again next year.

For more information email Mary Robson at minigrant@iwga.org