Frequently Asked Questions
We want to answer all of the questions you have about our organization and our mission! If you don’ t see your question below in some of the more frequently asked questions, click here to contact us today!
We are a non-profit charity organized under IRS regulations and approved as a 501(c)3 organization that supports veterans from all eras and all branches of service, as well as their families. We host various golf events and other fundraising activities throughout the United States of America. We encourage and actively support organizations, golf/country club managers, and club members in conducting fundraising events for Tee It Up for the Troops, Inc.
We are headquartered in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. You can reach us by mail at 515 West Travelers Trail, Burnsville, MN, 55337; send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call us at 952-646-2490.
We were given a gold seal of transparency by GuideStar as well as top rated nonprofit by GreatNonprofits. We are working on our rating by Charity Navigator or The Better Business Bureau, however, we must first receive a preset number of inquires through those organizations before being rated. Our research does indicate that, based on current operations, we would be rated very highly on financial accountability, Board of Director participation and ethics, operational accountability, and financial disclosures within any agency rating metrics.
We have donated over $11,000,000 since our founding in 2005. In our first year we raised over $82,000. Our organizational overhead is less than 5% of our net proceeds, which is an excellent metric by all rating services.
Unspent funds are carried over and donated the following year. In some years we have carried over excess funds since many of our events are held in the second half of the year, and the timing of funds received does not allow us to make timely contributions. Those funds are then donated as soon as possible the following year.
Our audited financial statements are available on our website under About Us, Our Financials. Our tax returns are also available on the website in the same location.
Since we are an event-based charitable organization, our individual events held across the United States will donate up to 50% of their net proceeds to vetted organizations that support our military within or near their communities. The remaining 50% is directed by our national Board of Directors who solicit requests, review applications, and make decisions based on our six critical pillars of support. A significant grant is given each year to two national partners: Fisher House Foundation and Warfighter Sports, a Division of Disabled Sports USA.
Disabled Sports USA
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On our website, click on Find An Event and choose a specific state. If no events are listed, please consider organizing an event and contact us with your ideas. Check back often as the calendar is updated as soon as events are confirmed.
Whether it is a golf event or some other type of event, it will have its own local pricing structure for individual or group participation as well as sponsorship. If you have an event brochure or flyer, contact the particular event’s chairman, or contact the National Office.
On our website you will see Start An Event as a dropdown option under Get Involved. Please review the different opportunities and contact the National Office with any questions you may have.