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Become a Registered Charity

The Heritage Classic Foundation offers charities located within the State of South Carolina and Chatham County, GA an opportunity to participate in our annual Charitable Giving Programs. The HCF includes a 15% match for each donation made to the HCF for a Registered Charity.

Registered Charity Eligibilty Requirements

Charities with offices located within the designated areas which serve their communities may apply to become a HCF Registered Charity.

All business addresses must be in SC or Chatham County, GA and a copy of the charity’s 501(c)(3) determination letter along with a signed copy of a W-9 be submitted with its application.

Charities must be a stand-alone 501(c)(3) charity currently registered with the SC Secretary of State’s office, and cannot be operating under another charity’s tax exempt status. National Organizations may be considered if they have an office in SC or GA and the donated funds are used solely in SC or GA.

No “pass” thru type organizations, such as the United Way, will be accepted.

Each approved charity will be required to participate in one or more of the HCF giving programs.

No religious institution will be eligible except if the funds will be used for a building program for educational purposes, and only then for one-time, one-year opportunity to raise funds.

Apply To Be A Registered Charity

The open registration period to be considered as a Registered Charity is from May 1st – July 1st each year.

Those who missed applying during this period must apply the following year. The HCF reserves all rights to accept or deny a charity’s application.