USGA Foundation and Members Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why has the USGA created a Foundation?

The USGA is committed to leading the future of golf by supporting programs and initiatives that enhance the golfer experience, drive participation by juniors, beginners and golfers with disabilities, reduce the consumption of critical resources and develop the next generations of leaders who will change the face of golf. We established the USGA Foundation to help secure resources that will allow us to make an even greater impact on the game. Making a tax-deductible donation to the USGA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, ensures that every dollar donated to the USGA Foundation will be directed to programs in four key impact areas essential to helping golf thrive for generations to come. 

 

Are donations made to the USGA tax-deductible?

Yes, the USGA is a non-profit charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Monetary donations to the USGA are tax-deductible as long as no goods or services are provided in exchange for tax-deductible contributions. 

 

What is the USGA federal tax ID number?

13-1427105 is our Federal Tax ID number (also known as an EIN, Employer Identification Number).

 

What percentage of my donation goes directly to programs?

100%! No funds raised through the USGA Foundation are designated to administrative, executive or fund-raising costs. 

 

How can I make a donation?

The USGA will accept check or credit card donations online, through the mail or by telephone. To donate online, please visit usga.org. To donate via mail, please send it to the following address: USGA, 77 Liberty Corner Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931. To donate by phone, please call us at 800.223.0041.

 

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes. All donations are acknowledged. Online transactions receive an email acknowledgment shortly after the transaction is complete. Donations made by phone or through the mail will receive an acknowledgment in the mail. Please be sure to keep the acknowledgment as your receipt. 

 

How do I make a donation in honor or memory of someone?

It’s easy to celebrate the milestones of a friend or loved one by making a donation to the USGA Foundation in their honor or memory. Simply contact Susan Wasser, Assistant Director Legacy Giving & Donor Engagement by email at susanw@usga.org or by phone at 908.234.2300 ext. 1949.

 

What assets can I use to make a gift to the USGA?

Generally speaking, during your lifetime, you can make an outright gift of cash, securities or other property. Through your will or with a distribution from a retirement plan or life insurance policy, your gift can be designated to the USGA. 

 

I would like to include the USGA in my will. What tax forms do I need to make a planned gift?

To assist you and your financial adviser in structuring planned gift contributions, we suggest reviewing IRS Form 8283 and Form 8282. If you plan to add the USGA as a beneficiary, please contact us. Any questions regarding Legacy Giving, please contact Susan Wasser, Assistant Director Legacy Giving & Donor Engagement by email at susanw@usga.org or phone at 908.234.2300 ext. 1949.

 

Can I make monthly, automatic donations to the USGA?

We presently do not have a process to handle an automated monthly donation program. You may visit usga.org to make a donation as frequently as you would like.

 

If I decide to donate, does this change my USGA membership at all? Can I pay for my USGA membership and donate at the same time?

We value your support as a USGA member. Donations to the USGA do not impact your membership or membership expiration date. You may certainly renew your membership and provide an additional donation at the same time.

 

Where do my USGA membership dollars go?

Membership dues, above the cost of received benefits, support the work of the USGA that drives the vitality of the game, today and for generations to come.

 

Do you have a matching-gift program?

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, the impact of your gift to the USGA may be doubled or possibly tripled! Contact your employer’s human resources department for more information. 

 

What if I have another question about the USGA or USGA Foundation?

For all donation or general questions, please call 800.223.0041 or contact foundation@usga.org.