Heritage Classic Foundation

$50 Million Donated Since 1987
April 3, 2023

The Heritage Classic Foundation, host of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, continues to give back to the community.

Since its founding in 1987, the foundation has donated $50 million to charities in South Carolina – including its 2022 giving of $2.44 million.
The initiative has included college scholarships, nutritious meals, emergency housing, early childhood education, workforce training and the arts.

“We hope to continue working with other organizations to elevate the long-term economic, social and cultural life of South Carolina for many years to come,” said Heritage Classic Foundation Chairman, Simon Fraser.

And this year the board is increasing the percentage of matching dollars contributed to the Birdies for Charity and Heritage Champions Fore Charity programs from 15% to 20%.

Almost 100 nonprofits throughout the Lowcountry and South Carolina are registered charity partners of the Heritage Classic Foundation. They can solicit donations through the Birdies for Charity and Heritage Champions Fore Charity programs and for every dollar raised, the Heritage Classic Foundation kicks in an extra 20%. The programs have raised close to $22 million since they were created.

The Heritage Classic Foundation also each year awards Heritage Scholarships to 11 high school seniors.

Since the program began in 1993, it has distributed $5 million in scholarships to 375 students from Beaufort and Jasper counties. In 2023 $200,000 in Heritage Scholarships will be distributed to 41 Heritage Scholars enrolled in four-year colleges.

The foundation also partners with RBC. This year the RBC Foundation and Heritage Classic Foundation announced a joint $50,000 grant for the M.A.G.I.C Youth Leadership Program on Hilton Head Island.

Launched this spring, the M.A.G.I.C Youth Leadership Program supports junior docent training for the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. The program trains local students in critical job and life skills, including public speaking and communication, in addition to teaching the important history of the local community.