We exist to develop supplemental income sources, independent from the course’s governing body and operational budget, in support of the following objectives:
Why We Exist
- Expand golf development programs benefiting youth
- Develop additional and improved youth teaching facilities and equipment
- Off-set non operational costs of extraordinary expense and reduce debt so that use fees remain affordable.
- We encourage golfers to perpetuate our efforts through a “Legacy Golf Donation”.
Youth Golf Programs
There is a community need to expand youth golf programs that provide a safe atmosphere where young people can learn the game regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
Keeping Golf Affordable
Maintaining this tree lined, 18 hole public course is becoming an ever increasing challenge. The CdA Public Golf Club’s goal has always been to ensure that the average Kootenai County working class resident could afford to play the game.
Friends Foundation History
A group of past Board members and concerned golfers formed an organization in early 2015 to develop a series of gifting programs to help raise money to (1) reduce the golf club’s long term sprinkler debt which accounted for 21% of the club’s yearly budget and (2) to raise and direct funds towards long term course enhancement projects of an extraordinary expense, not associated with normal operating costs. It soon became apparent that without donor tax incentives raising substantial amounts of money would not be possible.
The process of reorganization began in 2017 and included a new and expanded emphasis that focused on the public charitable, recreational or educational purposes within the meaning of IRS non-profit guidelines.
The Friends of CdA Public Golf Club Foundation, Inc. was established in 2018 and after a long IRS application process was granted 501 (c) (3), non-profit status, in August of 2019.