Matching Grants for Teaching Programs

To encourage local schools and after-school programs to launch new Go programs, the American Go Foundation will provide matching grants as follows:

To apply for a matching grant, simply fill out the Project Application Form. Matching payments for teachers will require physical proof of payment, in the form of paystubs, canceled checks, or written receipts from parents or schools. Teachers who receive matching funds must submit a year end report to the AGF detailing number of students, level of play, and a short narrative of the highlights of the year/semester.

The Board reserves the right to waive any and all of these limitations for programs which serve more students and/or are demonstrably effective in developing players who participate outside class or participate over time. There is no AGF reimbursement for transportation costs or travel time.

Other teaching programs (college, adult, institutional and mixed ages) may apply for matching grants for teaching, books, or equipment. They will be considered and awarded based on the program, community support, and the availability of funds.

Teachers will receive 1099 forms, as required by Federal law, for any payments totalling over $600 in a calendar year.