The Alfred Dunhill Links Foundation receives charitable funds raised by the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and distributes those funds through grants to local and international charities and other benevolent bodies selected by the Trustees in support of worthy causes.
Principal beneficiaries are:
University of St Andrews
St Andrews is Scotland’s oldest university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world. Teaching began in 1410 and the University was formally constituted by the issue of a Papal Bull in 1413. It celebrated its 600th anniversary in 2013. The University is now one of Europe’s most research intensive seats of learning – over a quarter of its activity is from research grants and contracts. It is one of the top rated universities in Europe for research, teaching quality and student satisfaction and is consistently ranked among the UK’s top five in leading independent league tables. (Charity Number SC013532).
Scottish Golf is the governing body for amateur golf in Scotland, incorporating 575 golf clubs across the country representing a total membership of approximately 210,000 members. These include staging national amateur championships for golfers of all ages and abilities, providing support to golf clubs, maintaining the handicap system, growing participation. The game of golf is one of Scotland’s greatest assets with thousands of golfers from across the world visiting each year to play the country’s courses. The role of Scottish Golf has grown significantly in recent years to ensure that golf clubs and golfers remain at the heart of the game. Through the Scottish Golf Strategy, the overall vision is to make golf Scotland’s game for everyone. (Company No SC230872).
South African Golf Development Board
The South African Golf Development Board aims to make golf accessible to all South Africans and is committed to developing the game across the country and creating opportunities where they have been limited. Its programmes offer quality coaching to thousands of young golfers from underprivileged areas and aims to bring them into the mainstream of junior golf in South Africa. The SAGDB also uses the unique qualities of the game to teach the youngsters values such as integrity, self-belief, respect and playing by the rules. (Officially registered as Section 21 Company (Association not for gain) Registration No: 1999/0077362/08; Non-Profit organisation (NPO) Registration No: #046-579-NPO; Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) Reference No: #930005996c).
Robert T Jones Memorial Trust
The Robert T Jones Memorial Trust was established more than 30 years ago in memory of legendary American golfer Bobby Jones, who completed his Grand Slam of golf at St Andrews in 1930, the year when he won the Open and Amateur Championships of the UK and the US in the same year. The Trust, set up by his friends and family, funds an exchange programme between scholars of University of St Andrews and scholars of Emory University, Atlanta, of which Jones was an alumnus. The Trust also hopes in the future to establish a ‘Jones House’ in St Andrews to accommodate scholars. (Charity Number SC015230).
The St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation SCIO
The St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation SCIO is based in St Andrews and raises funds to advance community development and heritage by conserving, improving and developing the historic character of the town of St Andrews, an area of outstanding international attraction. For many years now, an amateur playing place in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been auctioned to raise funds for The St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation SCIO. The St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation SCIO Honorary President is Sir Michael Bonallack, OBE, the former secretary of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club, and is supported by many distinguished patrons including Jack Nicklaus, Tony Jacklin and Colin Montgomerie. (Scottish Charity Number SC047873).