The Donald Ross Society Foundation is a charitable organization and is a 501(c)(3) organization. Currently the Foundation has assets of over $120,000 in 2017. Donations to the Donald Ross Society Foundation are tax deductible.  The Foundation is funded by golf events organized by the Donald Ross Society and by contributions from individuals.

2017 Grants

In 2017, the Foundation made a grant to Tufts Archives:

A $13,000 donation was made to the Tufts Archives in Pinehurst North Carolina in November 2017. The Society membership continues to support the Tufts Archives efforts to collect, preserve, and disseminate the records and drawings of Donald J. Ross. 

It is planned to increase the size and scope of our grants next year - if you know of any deserving efforts, do let us know. More information on grant requests is available by writing to

2016 Grants

In 2016, the Foundation made grants to two organizations:

A $5,000 donation to Operation Double Eagle (The Warrior Alliance, Inc.) in February 2016. The donation will support the work by this non-profit veterans’ organization at the Ross course in Warm Springs.

A $10,000 donation to the Tufts Archives in Pinehurst North Carolina in April 2016. 

Tufts Archives at Pinhurst, NC

Other Grants

In prior years the Foundation has supported the Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Course in its efforts to improve the municipal Bobby Jones Golf Course in Sarasota Florida; the fabulous Ross documentary produced by Society member Cob Carlson; bunker restoration at the Wilmington Municipal in Wilmington, North Carolina, and the local organization promoting the municipal George Wright Golf Course in Boston.

Since 1998 the Foundation and the Ross Society have donated over $ 140,000 in support of the Tufts Archives housed at the Given Memorial Library in Pinehurst. These donations help to continue the preservation and dissemination of original Ross documents that are vital resources for clubs that are pursuing restoration work.  

Future Grants

The Foundation’s activities and assets are used to commemorate the life and work of Donald J. Ross, educating the public as to his work, and promoting the preservation and restoration of the golf courses he designed. Accordingly the Foundation considers grant requests to organizations or individuals pursuing projects that are consistent with the Foundation’s mission.

One example would be working with municipal Ross courses, many of which are in dire need of attention. By funding an architectural review, we hope to arouse interest among the municipalities to restore the wonderful Ross works that they operate. We hope that we have the same effect as we did at Wilmington where a $7,000 donation spurred the City into investing $ 180,000 to restore the bunkers.

More information on grant requests is available by writing to

We also urge our members to also contribute directly to the Foundation. 

Please send your tax deductible donations payable to the  "Donald Ross Society Foundation" to:

Donald Ross Society Foundation
c/o Steve MacQuarrie President 
P.O. Box 812055
Wellesley, MA 02482

Thank you,


Michael J. Fay
Captain - 
Donald Ross Society

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