Numerous golf-related initiatives worldwide are set to receive backing from The R&A Foundation, thanks to contributions from a global philanthropy program. Since 2023, donors have been supporting The R&A Foundation, enhancing the funding channeled back into the sport by The R&A via proceeds from The Open. This initiative is expanding opportunities for individuals and communities globally to benefit from golf under five key themes: accessibility, sustainability, health, heritage, and talent. Over £6.3 million has been pledged by donors since the program's inception, with £2 million already realized. Supporters include Rolex, The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation, AIG, and an international group of individual donors. More than £700,000 in unrestricted donations, which can be utilized for any purpose aligned with The R&A Foundation's charitable goals, is now being distributed to various programs aimed at transforming lives and communities through golf. Phil Anderton, Chief Development Officer at The R&A, noted, "Thanks to the additional funds raised through our global philanthropy program, The R&A Foundation can significantly increase its support for individuals and communities worldwide through golf." He further added, "With unrestricted donations, we have the flexibility to support a wide array of vital projects across the globe under our five themes." This highlights the positive impact of the philanthropy program in its inaugural year of fundraising and the generosity of our donors. Beneficiaries include The Royal and Ancient Golf Club Scholarship, designed to identify, support, and develop future leaders in golf. Other supported projects include those at Golf It! in Glasgow and The R&A World Golf Museum in St Andrews, along with greenkeeping initiatives and the international expansion of a Community Golf Instructor program.