Charity FAQs

A: Register HERE to start the process! Charities must be publicly supported and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and be located within 125 miles in IA/IL.

A: No, your assigned Bird Number will carry over each year, and remain active as long as the 501(c)3 Verification is completed each year. To participate in 2024, this verification form is due by May 31, 2024. Download the 501 (c) 3 Verification Form here.

A: 2024 Pledge forms are now available for download HERE.

A: ABSOLUTELY! Your charities Bird Number is how we identify your organization. We also use this number to apply donations to your organization. You MUST put your charity name and Bird number on top of each pledge card before distributing to donors. Pledges and payments without charity designation and donor detail will be applied to the Birdies for Charity Bonus Fund benefiting all participating organizations. To find your Bird Number please type your organization name into the charity search HERE.

A: Cash, checks and credit card payments are all acceptable forms of payment. Checks should be made payable to Quad Cities Golf Classic Charitable Foundation. If you receive any payment in your office, we ask that you attach the payment (cash/check) directly to the donor’s pledge card. PLEASE DO NOT DEPOSIT PAYMENTS. All payments should be forwarded onto the John Deere Classic office for processing. Credit card payments must be processed through the Birdies for Charity site.

A: Checks for pledged amount and bonus amounts will be issued by October 10th. All checks will be mailed out to the address we have on file. If at any time, your contact information or address changes, notify us as soon as possible so we can update our records.

A: You can verify your 501(c)3 status here! Fill out our form to submit it electronically. If you prefer to mail or email your verification to our office, you can also download a PDF version.