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About Us

Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) that is supported by Members of Caves Valley Golf Club, a private golf club in Maryland.

Our Mission: The Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of young people through exposure to golf’s customs, traditions, and rules of fair play.

Caves Valley not only provides a magnificent setting to enjoy the game but also enables our Members to share golf's values with our surrounding community.

The Foundation sponsors a variety of activities to:
  • Introduce golf’s values to young people, especially those who might otherwise never have the opportunity.
  • Assist caddies in furthering their formal education through college scholarships.
  • Partner with other organizations similarly focused on making a difference for young people through the game of golf.

The Foundation has created two programs to support the above initiatives:
  • Scholarship Program: Supports youth who caddie at Caves Valley Golf Club and/or surrounding clubs in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
  • Community Grants Program: Supports organizations throughout the Maryland region that are passionate about growing the game of golf.



Click the image below to view The Foundation's 25th Anniversary Retrospective.

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Foundation History
Caves Valley Scholars Foundation History

  • 1994 - The Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation, Inc. (formerly known as the Caves Valley Scholars Foundation, Inc.) is formally established by Les Disharoon, Caves Valley Golf Club Founding Chairman, and Jack Palmer to grant scholarships to caddies working at the Club. Sources of support for the fund included seed money from Members of the Club.

  • 1996 - Caves Valley Caddie Brian Faulkner becomes the inaugural scholarship recipient and approximately 100 more have followed him.

  • 1998 - The Foundation lends support to golf programs at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs in Baltimore City.

  • 2001 - Scholarship opportunities are expanded to include caddies at other golf clubs throughout the Baltimore area, and the program continues to grow.

  • 2009 - The Foundation launches a new Benefactor Event Series, which spurs impressive growth in the asset base of the Foundation and supports a new expanded mission beyond caddie scholarships.

  • 2013 - Partnership is established with First Tee – Greater Baltimore to support the new Caves Valley Learning Center at Forest Park Golf Course.

  • 2014 - Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation Scholarship established for the Golf Management Program at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

  • 2016 - Foundation offers grant to support The Maryland State Golf Association – Women’s Division, a grant that has continued each year and increased in amount to support programs that introduce young women to the game of golf.

  • 2018 - Major support offered by Foundation to fund renovations to the United States Naval Academy Golf Course, which is home to First Tee programs in the Annapolis area.

  • 2020 - Foundation announces joint initiative with the Western Golf Association and Evans Scholars Foundation to raise funds to establish the Caves Valley Evans Scholars Scholarship House at University of Maryland College Park. In addition, the Western Golf Association announces Caves Valley Golf Club will host the 2021 BMW Championship.


Community Grant Program
Community Grant Program Application

The Foundation's Community Grant Program supports non-profit organizations that include golf and/or the benefits of playing golf in their mission and seek to grow participation through inclusive practices and youth involvement.

The Community Grant Program supports:
  • Organizations that provide unique access to golf courses and/or golf clubs.
  • Organizations that reduce the cost for youth to play a round of golf.
  • Organizations that facilitate opportunities for instruction, competition, and access to equipment.
  • Organizations that promote innovative programs specifically targeting underrepresented groups.
  • Organizations looking to improve facilities that directly support golf related activities for youth.

Community Grant Timeline:
February 15, 2024 - Community Grant Applications open. 
April 1, 2024 - Deadline for submitting Community Grant Applications.
Grants awarded cover the period beginning July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.
Awarded grantees are required to submit their post grant report by March 1st, 2024.
Awarded grantees are required to submit their Proof of Match documentation by December 15th.

Apply for the Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation Community Grant
Submit Post Grant Report for the Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation Grant

Scholarship Program
Scholarship Application

The Foundation's Scholarship Program supports youth who caddie at Caves Valley Golf Club and/or surrounding clubs in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

The Foundation has awarded scholarships ranging from $500-$5,000 to deserving youth. The funds must be used to support students with their college tuition, fees, books, and housing.

If the candidate is an Evans Scholarship recipient, they are eligible to apply for funding support to offset the cost of on-campus boarding or a laptop. The scholarship range for Evans Scholarship recipients is $500-$1,500.

Application Deadline: July 31st.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Candidates must have caddied regularly at Caves Valley Golf Club or at another golf club in the Baltimore Metropolitan area for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Candidates must be Maryland residents.
  • Candidates must clearly establish their need for financial assistance.
  • Candidates must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.
  • Candidates must have completed their Junior year of High School.
  • Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Apply for the Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship Renewal Application
Candidates that have received the Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation Scholarship in the prior year and are looking to renew their request for support for the current year, must complete the Scholarship Renewal Application. Candidates are limited to a maximum of 3 renewal requests.

Eligibility Requirements for Renewals:
  • Candidates must have received the Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation Scholarship in the past.
  • Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Apply for the Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation Scholarship Renewal

Make a Donation
Make a Donation

To make a donation to the Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation, please make checks payable to:
Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation, Inc.

Checks should be mailed to:
Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation
2910 Blendon Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117

All donations are tax deductible.

Please click here to send an email to the Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation if you have questions or if you are interested in becoming a benefactor.