GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund

In 2006, in reaction to Hurricane Katrina, the association established the GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund to assist GCSAA members who suffered personal loss. The fund has continued to be a resource for members who face tragedy caused by natural disasters.

Those who are affected and may be eligible for financial assistance and resources from the fund can contact 800-472-7878 or email membership.help@gcsaa.org.

Donations made to the fund are an opportunity for those in the golf industry to directly assist their peers. The fund is administered through GCSAA's philanthropic organization, the GCSAA Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and gifts are tax-deductible. Your tax adviser can provide you with information specific to your gift. Be assured that 100 percent of your donation to the Disaster Relief Fund goes to impacted members. Click here to make a donation to the fund.

Disaster Relief

COVID-19 Crisis

GCSAA knows many members around the world have had their lives impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The GCSAA Disaster Relief Fund is now providing financial assistance to those affected by the crisis.

BASF Disaster ReliefGCSAA's friends at BASF are doing their part by donating $25,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund for those affected by COVID-19. Thank you BASF! Learn more.


syngentaGCSAA's friends at Syngenta are doing their part by donating $15,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund for those affected by COVID-19. Thank you Syngenta! Learn more


Whether from hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding or wildfires, GCSAA and the the GCSAA Foundation have established a relief effort for victims. This effort will focus on providing support directly to the GCSAA members who suffer personal loss due to disasters. GCSAA's deepest thoughts and prayers go out to those who lives are affected by such tragedies.

GCSAA will provide financial assistance up to $2,000 to members who contact the association (via phone or email) and whose daily lives are altered by the effects of the natural disaster and meet any of the following criteria:

  • Have had to relocate/evacuate (whether they are staying with family, friends or in a motel) from their homes.
  • Remain in their homes, but lose basic necessities such as electricity, water, etc. which lead to unexpected financial burden.

If you are a member who has been personally impacted, please call 800-472-7878 or email membership.help@gcsaa.org.

Additional resources

Get information on recovering from a natural distaster:

  • GCSAA flooding resources
  • OSHA Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Make your tax-deductible donation through the GCSAA Foundation.

    Text Disaster to 785-693-2593 and follow the link in the response. 

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GCSAA wants you to know you are not alone during this time of crisis. The Disaster Relief Fund is here to help provide immediate financial assistance to GCSAA members who have suffered job loss. GCSAA will provide up to $500 to members who have experienced the loss of their jobs, layoffs or have been unable to work due to the effects of COVID-19. Funds can be used for items such as, but not limited, to groceries, medication, fuel, personal bills and childcare.

    Any GCSAA member is eligible for this assistance, excluding the Friend of the Golf Course Superintendent classification.

    • Assistance will be processed on a first-come, first serve basis. Members must contact GCSAA at 800-472-7878 or email membership.help@gcsaa.org.
    • Members are also welcome to submit names of GCSAA members they may know who need assistance.
    • All claims shall be processed by the senior director of member programs.

    GCSAA's goal is to provide financial assistance as quickly as possible.

    We hope the Disaster Relief Fund will bring some comfort to those in need, and know the thoughts and prayers of the membership and staff are with them at this difficult time.

    GCSAA would like to thank the following chapters for their donations to the Disaster Relief Fund:

    • Alabama GCSA
    • Central Florida GCSA
    • Central New York GCSA
    • Connecticut AGCS
    • Everglades GCSA
    • Florida GCSA
    • Florida West Coast GCSA
    • GCSA of Cape Cod
    • GCSA of Central California
    • Georgia GCSA
    • Hi-Lo Desert GCSA
    • Indiana GCSA
    • Intermountain GCSA
    • Kansas GCSA
    • Kentuckiana GCSA
    • Lone Star GCSA
    • Long Island GCSA
    • Maine GCSA
    • Midwest Association of GCS
    • GCSA of New England
    • GCSA of New Jersey
    • North Florida GCSA
    • Northeastern GCSA
    • Northwestern Illinois GCSA
    • Old Dominion GCSA
    • Ozark Turf Association
    • Palm Beach GCSA
    • Philadelphia AGCS
    • Rhode Island GCSA
    • Ridge GCSA
    • Rio Grande GCSA
    • Rocky Mountain GCSA
    • San Diego GCSA
    • Seven Rivers GCSA
    • South Florida
    • GCSA of Southern California
    • Southern Nevada GCSA
    • Suncoast GCSA
    • Tri-State GCSA
    • Western New York GCSA
    • Western Washington GCSA