Friday, November 23, 2018

Golf Relief and Assistance Fund Available to Aid Victims of California Wildfires

Fund Originated by the PGA of America Helps Golf Industry Personnel Affected by the Wildfires and Future Qualified Natural Disasters

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – The Golf Relief and Assistance Fund was created last year by the PGA of America to help golf industry personnel affected directly by qualified natural disasters. Administered by the largest community foundation in the world, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, of Mountain View, California, the fund is available to aid those dealing with the devastating California Wildfires.

The fund—launched by the PGA with an initial contribution of $250,000—is designed to support both PGA Members and non-members who work in the industry. Over the past year, the Golf Relief and Assistance Fund has helped golf industry members affected by qualified natural disasters.

“The Golf Relief and Assistance Fund is a model that has proven how PGA Members go above and beyond the role they play in the golf industry,” said PGA President Suzy Whaley. “As these wildfires impact the state of California, we look to our Members to spread the word about the availability of this fund to their fellow PGA Members, and to others who work in the golf industry in need of assistance.”

To either make a tax-deductible contribution to the Golf Relief and Assistance Fund or to apply for assistance, visit

About Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. As the largest community foundation in the world, we engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here. Learn more at

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