Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholarship Fund, Inc.

The Golf Charity of Massachusetts

aka Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund   |   Norton, MA   |


Mission Statement: The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund is committed to providing need-based scholarship aid to both male and female students who have demonstrated a strong work ethic by having completed at least two years of service to golf. The Ouimet Fund rewards accomplishment through the competitive, renewable award. The Fund is dedicated to provide the golfing community with an opportunity to 'give back to golf' and society by assisting youth in furthering their education. The Fund also seeks to preserve the history of Francis Ouimet's contributions to American golf.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Mr. Colin McGuire

Main address

300 Arnold Palmer Blvd

Norton, MA 02766 USA

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NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Golf (Country Clubs, use N50) (N6A)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We currently have nearly 500 students who are Ouimet Scholars each year and cumulatively they have tremendous unmet financial need when it is time for our Scholarship awards, even after all the grants and their family contributions. We want to make up a bigger % of their unmet need than the current (approximately) 42% which is why increasing our annual awards total is critical. We need to raise more money because the need is growing every year. The cost of college has increased tremendously. We hope to give hope to more students to achieve their dreams of a college education.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?


The Ouimet Fund program is dedicated to helping young men and women fulfill their goal of affording a quality education. Through the support of golf organizations, clubs, foundations, corporations and individuals, the Ouimet Fund will award over $2,500,000 in need-based tuition assistance this year. Opportunities to be involved include participation in the Annual Fund, Alumni activities, Annual Banquet, Golf Marathon, Career Fair and Endowed Scholarships

Population(s) Served

Since 1949, The Fund has awarded more than $38 Million in need-based college tuition assistance to students who have given at least two years of service to golf as caddies, pro shop work, or course superintendent operations in Massachusetts.

The Ouimet Scholarship is unique in that it is renewable for up to four years. Ouimet awards range from $1,500 to $25,000 per year, depending on financial need and ranking in our competitive evaluation process. The value of the award over four years can be $10,000 to $60,000, or more. Over 6,000 young people have received Ouimet Scholarships, and many have gone on to prestigious positions of leadership in business and professional careers.

Population(s) Served

The promotion of scholarship opportunities to young golf employees at clubs across MA. We also provide educational and professional programming to supplement their collegiate education.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

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How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

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Population(s) Served


Related Program

Scholarship Program

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Direction of Success


Context Notes

As college costs continue to soar, we are constantly striving to increase the size of our needs based awards to students so they may attend the college of their choice with less debt.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

For students, being named a Ouimet Scholar provides even more than the Scholarship award alone; it means becoming a part of the Ouimet community for life. We assist scholars with a Job Fair and/or Job Portal, and networking capabilities to find their future career.

Many individuals, corporations, foundations, and golf organizations support the Ouimet Fund through a number of donation programs.

-General Contributions: The Fund welcomes all general contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations or golf organizations. All are acknowledged and are fully tax-deductible.

-Memorial Donations: Every year more and more families select the Ouimet Fund to receive donations when a loved one passes away. The Fund acknowledges each contribution, summarizes the gifts and provides a list of contributors for the family.

-In-Kind Donations: Many individuals, corporations, and golf organizations provide in-kind donations of merchandise prizes, trips, computer or office equipment, or services each year which the Ouimet Fund uses in conjunction with various events and projects. These donations are tax-deductible.

-Special Events: Each year several organizations conduct special tournaments, raffles or contests in which the Ouimet Fund is the beneficiary of proceeds. Please contact The Fund for information.

-Wills & Estates: Over the years, many individuals who have been deeply involved in golf have chosen to give back to the game through their estate by naming the Ouimet Fund as a beneficiary in their will. Many have also set up foundations that will give to the Ouimet Fund on a regular basis.

-Foundations: The Ouimet Fund has worked with several foundations developing grant programs to support special Ouimet programs, such as our inner-city scholarships. .

-Sponsorships: The Ouimet Fund has available a number of sponsorship programs through which corporations may sponsor key events or programs.

-Corporate Programs: The Ouimet Fund offers sponsorship, general donation, and Ouimet Society corporate membership programs through which corporations can entertain clients, support youth, and contribute to a qualified 501(c)(3) organization. The Fund can also tailor special programs.

-Matching Donations: The Ouimet Fund is eligible for many forms of company or foundation matching grants or donations and will gladly complete applications for those awards.

The growth of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund can be linked to the longstanding relationships between golf clubs and organizations and the Ouimet Fund. The Bag Tag program continues to be “the backbone" of The Fund.
In addition, the Fund hosts a huge golf banquet most years to recognize the accomplishments of an individual and celebrate our successes. Additionally, the Ouimet Fund has an annual "Golf Sprint" event which is poised to raise over $600,000 in FY2023.

We have increased revenue significantly in most of our programs including Bag Tag, Alumni Fund, Annual Fund, Golf Sprint and tremendous growth in our Endowed Scholarship Program which all lead to our ability to increase scholarship awards to students to a projected over $3 Million in fiscal year 2023.
We want to take our Endowed Scholarship balance to $30 Million and take our Golf Sprint fundraiser to $600,000 annually and increase Alumni/Annual Fund to over $400,000 in the next several years.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome


Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholarship Fund, Inc.

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Francis Ouimet Caddie Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 08/31/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. William Healy

James W. Moriarty

Enterprise Insurance Services

John C. Agostino

Day Smart Software

Dr. William Healy

Retired - Lahey Health

Kevin J. McLaughlin

Century Equity Partners

Stephen D Brook

Burns & Levinson LLP

Richard F Connolly Jr.

Morgan Stanley

John F Dolan

Avison Young

Judy P Frodigh

Core LIfe Eatery

Gregory J Galius

Retired, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Jeffrey Holland

Retired, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co

Colin R McGuire

Executive Director - The Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund

J Duncan Gratton

Cushman & Wakefield

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/27/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/27/2022

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  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.