GRANT PROGRAMS

Red Coats’ Community Grants

The Red Coats are a group of civic and corporate leaders who oversee THE PLAYERS volunteer efforts as well as a special grant program for local nonprofits. The Red Coats’ Community Grants program is designed to fund smaller projects for nonprofit organizations here in Northeast Florida. The grant application will be open from Friday, May 10 – Friday, June 14, 2024. Grant awards will be up to $15,000 and will be paid in one lump sum. Nonprofits that applied for THE PLAYERS Annual Grant Program are also eligible to apply for this program.

To be considered for funding, organizations must:

  • Be nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Have broad community support and address specific community needs
  • Operate and serve citizens in at least one of the following five counties - Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns
  • Provide services aligned with priority focus areas - youth services; education; character development; health, wellness and sports; military support
  • Practice and provide services without discrimination as protected by law

Funds will not be granted for the following:

  • Individuals
  • Private foundations
  • Organizations that are themselves, grant-making bodies
  • Operational expenses (including salaries)
  • Travel or conference expenses
  • Sponsorships, events or projects for which staff receive tangible benefits or privileges
  • Political Action Committees, political causes or candidates
  • Debt reduction
  • Gifts, honorarium, gratuities

Required Documentation

  • Proof of the organization’s 501(c)(3) status
  • Most recent financial statements (audited statements preferred)
  • Most recent IRS form 990
  • Operating budget for the current fiscal year
  • Supporting documents regarding how funds will be used.

To apply for a Red Coats’ Community Grant, please click the button below.

RED COATS' COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION


If awarded a grant, recipients may identify THE PLAYERS as a contributor; provided, however, all such acknowledgments and promotions shall be subject to the prior approval of THE PLAYERS. Recipients may not imply or infer an affiliation or association with, or endorsement, approval or recommendation by, PGA TOUR, THE PLAYERS or the Red Coats.


THE PLAYERS Equipment Grant

THE PLAYERS Championship is committed to supporting athletes across Northeast Florida in their golf journeys. Our championship strives to increase equity, improve participation, and grow competitive play in the game of golf regardless of socioeconomic status. To better understand equipment needs and barriers of access to the sport, THE PLAYERS offers an equipment grant program open to all Northeast Florida nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.

Equipment is not to be resold and all equipment must be used exclusively for the program outlined in your application.

EQUIPMENT GRANT APPLICATION


THE PLAYERS Annual Grant Program

THE PLAYERS Annual Grant Program provides an opportunity for local nonprofits to receive funding to permanently and vastly improve the local community. Grant awards begin at $12,500, payable over multiple years.

Eligible organizations include the following:

  • Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Government entities (law enforcement or fire departments) with a funding request to serve the public
  • Educational institutions (K-12 public, private, charter schools, and colleges and universities)

To be considered for funding, an organization must meet several requirements:

  • Operate and serve citizens in the five-county area of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties.
  • Provide services aligned with priority focus areas - youth services; education; character development; health, wellness and sports; military support.
  • Have been in operation with sound fiscal management practices and operations for a minimum of five years.
  • Practice and provide services without discrimination as protected by law

THE PLAYERS Grant Program will return following the completion of THE PLAYERS 2024.