The future of
The Club Industry

The Club Foundation raises funds to financially support the professional development of club managers.

What will my donation do?
Each year, The Club Foundation provides critical financial support for club professionals at every stage in their career. Since 1988, The Club Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in scholarships and grants, providing professional development opportunities, education and research, and essential training for up-and-coming leaders, students, and CMAA chapters. Your contribution, combined with the donations of so many others, supports the career development of those who grow the success of clubs around the nation.
Giving Tuesday
CMAA Students

Each year, Americans across the country participate in #GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity. In 2019, this one-day giving sprint raised nearly $2B to support nonprofit organizations. This year, #GivingTuesday is on December 1.

Donations to The Club Foundation during the event will directly support our robust scholarship and grant programming for club management professionals at every stage of their careers. That support, in turn, allows future and current club management professionals to grow and enrich the club industry. Your contribution is critical!

Please text CFGIVING to 51555 now to receive real-time updates on how to participate and join us on December 1 for the day of giving. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more #GivingTuesday inspiration.


Share Your Best Video Selfie & Win

Are you up for a challenge? We want to know why you think The Club Foundation is important. Send us your funniest, most unique, or most heartfelt video selfie explaining what The Club Foundation means to you in 60 seconds or less. Be sure to film yourself in the club environment — think outside walking the club grounds, in the kitchen, or showing one of your favorite indoor spaces — so we can see what a "day in the life" looks like for you. We’ll share as many videos as we can on our event page and social media.

submit your video here

You could win! Our team will vote on their favorite videos (judged on originality and enthusiasm) and the producers of the top three videos will win the following:

First Place: 2022 World Conference Complimentary Registration (Education Only)

Second Place: CMAA swag bag (bookbag, polo shirt, and t-shirt)

Third Place: CMAA YETI water bottle


The Club Foundation was created in 1988 as the only 501(c)3 organization focused solely on the club industry. The Foundation seeks to fund the life cycle of a club manager’s career. Therefore, The Club Foundation provides dollars for the following five key areas: 1) Students 2) Faculty 3) Club Managers 4) CMAA Chapters 5) Industry at Large. The Club Foundation has a donor base of constituents that seek to further the knowledge and skills of those individuals that lead country clubs, yacht clubs, city clubs, and more.

Upcoming  Scholarships & Grants Deadlines


Applications Due (CF)
Willmore H. Kendall