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The matching funds provided by the Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, are generated by the proceeds of operating the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, South Carolina’s only PGA TOUR golf tournament. Since it was founded as a 501 (c)(3) in 1987, the Foundation has donated $44.6 million to people in need.

Due to the escalation of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the PGA TOUR has agreed to follow the recommendation of the US Centers for Disease Control to cancel events on the PGA TOUR scheduled through the AT&T Byron Nelson ending May 10. The cancellations include the 2020 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, which was scheduled for April 13-19 at Harbour Town Golf Links.

While the Heritage Classic Foundation is built on giving back to our Registered Charity partners throughout the state, we must suspend the 15% matching programs until we can understand the financial impact of having to cancel the 2020 event.

Our Registered Charities are our priority, and any donation received through the Heritage Classic Foundation will be processed and directed immediately to the chosen Registered Charity without the additional 15% match at this time. The match has been made on all Heritage Champions Fore Charity donations processed prior to March 13. We are currently evaluating our Birdies for Charity program.

A note from Stan Smith, Charities Committee Chairman on the suspension of our matching programs: “The Heritage Classic Foundation is deeply saddened to provide this news to our Registered Charities, and hope that our island will rebound stronger than ever.”

Thank you for your understanding as we navigate through this unprecedented situation.

Birdies For Charity

January 1 - April 19, 2020

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. Heritage Classic Foundation will contribute an extra 15% on top of your donation. In 2019, the Heritage Classic Foundation distributed $250,000 to location nonprofits thanks to the Birdies for Charity Program, pushing the total to $6.15 million since 2000. It’s one golf tournament where everybody wins!


Heritage Champions Fore Charity

January 1 - December 1, 2020

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. Heritage Champions Fore Charity has produced more than $12.87 million for participating nonprofit groups since 2013.

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Registered Charity List

These registered charities raise money for their organizations using Heritage Classic Foundation matching programs.

Registered Charity List