The Heart of Our Heritage
We make it easy for you to show your support for the charities and causes that enhance the quality of life in South Carolina. Your generous support of the following initiatives will help further our mission and make a real, lasting impact in our region.
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The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing
April 12-18, 2021
South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR event is recognized as one of the premier golf events in the country. Played on the famed Harbour Town Golf Links in The Sea Pines Resort since 1969, the event has a rich history on Hilton Head Island. Heritage champions are some of the most distinguished players in golf history.
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Birdies for Charity
February 1-April 18, 2021
Birdies for Charity is a fast, easy and fun way to donate to your favorite nonprofit organization. 100% of your donation goes directly to the charity of your choice and Heritage Classic Foundation will contribute an extra 10% on top of your donation. In 2020, the Heritage Classic Foundation distributed $70,000 to location nonprofits thanks to the Birdies for Charity program, pushing the total to $6.22 million since 2000. It’s one golf tournament where everybody wins!
- 1 cent pledge = $13 total pledge
- 3 cent pledge = $39 total pledge
- 10 cent pledge = $130 total pledge
- $1.00 pledge = $1,300 total pledge
Participants make a pledge for every birdie made at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. In 2019, the pros made 1,354 birdies during the tournament. If 1,300 birdies are made during the 2021 event, here are the totals for some typical pledge amounts:
The minimum birdie pledge is $.01 and the maximum pledge is $1. Donors can also make a flat donation not tied to birdies. For flat donations, the minimum is $25 and the maximum is $1,500.
Donors can pay in advance or be billed after the tournament. All pledges must be made online before the last day of the tournament and must be made payable and returned to the Heritage Classic Foundation no later than May 31. Money received after that date will be sent to the charity but will not be matched.
Help support our registered charities by giving to our matching programs.
Drive Up Charity Dollars
With an official Heritage Classic Foundation license plate
Show your support with the official license plate of the Heritage Classic Foundation. This plate has raised more than $200,000 in charitable giving for South Carolina since its creation in 2004 and is available to anyone with a vehicle registered right here in the Palmetto State.
Heritage Champions Fore Charity
February 1-December 1, 2021
The Heritage Champions Fore Charity program is a philanthropic initiative designed to grow the Heritage Classic Foundation’s charitable impact throughout the region. The goal of this exclusive program is to increase year-round support to the nonprofit organizations in our communities. The minimum contribution to a designated charity is $1,000. 100% of your donation goes directly to the charity of your choice and Heritage Classic Foundation will contribute an extra 10% on top of your donation. Heritage Champions Fore Charity has produced more than $13.63 million for participating nonprofit groups since 2013.
- ABLE Foundation
- Aiken Junior Sports Association
- All Saints Preschool
- Arrhythmia Alliance
- Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
- Art League of Hilton Head
- Backpack Buddies/Hunger Coalition of HHI
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia
- Bluffton Community Soup Kitchen
- Bluffton/Jasper Volunteers in Medicine
- Bluffton Self Help
- Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton
- Boys & Girls Club of HHI
- Boys & Girls Club of Northern Beaufort County
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry
- The Centers at Palm Key
- Charleston Animal Society
- The Child Abuse Prevention Association
- The Children’s Center
- The Children’s Relief Fund
- Christ Lutheran Preschool
- Coastal Discovery Museum
- Columbus H.O.P.E. Foundation
- The Deep Well Project
- Family Honor
- Family Promise of Beaufort County
- FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- First Presbyterian Day School
- The First Tee Aiken
- The First Tee of Greater Charleston
- The First Tee of the Lowcountry
- Friends of the Hilton Head Library
- Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
- Harvest Hope Food Bank
- HELP of Beaufort
- Heritage Library
- Heroes of the Lowcountry
- Hilton Head Choral Society
- Hilton Head Dance Theatre
- Hilton Head Heroes
- Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary
- Hilton Head Humane Association
- HHI High School Booster Club
- Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour
- Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity
- Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
- Hopeful Horizons
- Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
- John Paul II Booster Club
- The Junior Jazz Foundation
- Lean Ensemble
- The Literacy Center
- Lowcountry Crusaders
- Lowcountry Food Bank
- Lowcountry Legal Volunteers
- Main Stage Community Theatre
- Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
- Meals on Wheels
- Memory Matters
- Mental Health America of Beaufort/Jasper
- Mitchelville Preservation Project
- NAMI of the Lowcountry
- Neighborhood Outreach Connection
- Operation R&R
- Osprey Village
- Palmetto Animal League
- Palmetto Rowing Club
- Pan-African Family Empowerment & Land Preservation Network
- Pendleton Place
- People For Parks
- Pockets Full of Sunshine
- Port Royal Sound Foundation
- Pregnancy Center & Clinic
- Programs for Exceptional People
- Radiance Women’s Center
- Sandalwood Community Food Pantry
- Santa Elena Project Foundation
- The Sandbox Children’s Museum
- Sea Pines Forest Preserve
- Second Helpings
- South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation
- South Carolina School for the Deaf & Blind Foundation
- Special Olympics of South Carolina
- Technical College of the Lowcountry
- Vantage Point Foundation
- Volunteers in Medicine – Hilton Head Island
- Women’s SC Jr Golf Foundation
- World Affairs Council of Hilton Head Island
- Young Life Hilton Head/Bluffton
An incredible way to show your support! Designate a registered charity to receive your tax-deductible donation.
Donations are accepted year-round. Match donations are distributed twice a year. All donations received after December 1 will be credited to the following year.
Families, businesses or other entities may make contributions in excess of $10,000; however, Heritage Classic Foundation (HCF) will only match up to $10,000.
What is the Heritage Champions Fore Charity program?
Heritage Champions Fore Charity is an exciting initiative of HCF to favorably impact the charitable giving associated with the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Its goal is to increase HCF’s year-round impact in our communities throughout the state of South Carolina.
Who can participate?
Individuals or companies may participate by making a direct contribution to HCF in the minimum amount of $1,000. HCF reserves the right to review and reject donations for any reason. The matching money for this program is derived from the proceeds of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament and from unrestricted donations to HCF. HCF reserves the right to discontinue the match at any time.
What is considered a registered charity?
See below for a list of registered charities.
Why should I participate in this program?
HCF will enhance donations with a match to the registered charity of your choice (see below). The program was designed for those who wish to make a significant impact through their charitable donation. Participation in this program does not preclude involvement in the Birdies for Charity program, which occurs in the months preceding the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
What if a charity I'm interested in supporting isn't on the list?
If the charity of your choice is not listed on our webpage, it will be subject to approval by HCF. Please contact Tom Wilkinson at HCF to inquire about adding charities to the list.
Can I donate directly to the Heritage Classic Foundation?
Yes, HCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Unrestricted donations made directly to HCF will be used to assist in expanding our charitable outreach.
Is there a limit on how much I can contribute?
There is no limit on your donation amount, but only the first $10,000 will receive the match per charity. The gift must be a donation. Any goods and services received by the donor from their designated charity because of their donation is prohibited. The matching money for this program is derived from the proceeds of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament. HCF reserves the right to discontinue the match at any time.
Can I apportion my donation to different charities?
Participants may designate a registered charity to receive the donation with a maximum of two charities for each $1,000 donation. For example, Charity A may receive $900 and Charity B may receive $100.
Is there a specific open period for accepting donations and distributing them to the designated charities?
Donations for this program will be accepted year-round; however, donations received after December 1 will be credited to the following year. Donations must be postmarked by December 1 to be credited to the current year. All donations will be sent to your specified charity within 30 days of receipt of the donation. The matching money for this program is derived from the proceeds of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing golf tournament and from the generosity of donors who make unrestricted donations directly to HCF. HCF reserves the right to discontinue the match at any time.
Help support our registered charities by giving to our matching programs.
Supporting student education
Membership is open to those who share a desire to help others through the creation of scholarships for area students, with the willingness to contribute funds to the Heritage Classic Foundation scholarship program the only obligation. All members make a minimum yearly $1,000 family contribution to the Heritage Classic Foundation Scholar Program, entitling them to enjoy invitations to fellowship activities to purchase an RBC Heritage tournament package exclusively created for the Tartan Club, providing one of the most unique tournament viewing experiences. This experience includes access to a private hospitality venue overlooking the 16th green at Harbour Town Golf Links, complimentary food and beverage, and VIP parking.