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A donation to the Principal Charity Classic means support toward our Tournament Charity Partners who serve Iowa kids. Alongside donations collected for Birdies For Charity, these tournament donations help positively impact more than 130,000 Iowa children.

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Tournament Charity Partners

The Principal Charity Classic donates funds to four primary nonprofits known as our Tournament Charity Partners. All of our Tournament Charity Partners are dedicated to improving the lives of children in our local community. These organizations embody the sole purpose of the Principal Charity Classic.

United Way of Central Iowa

United Way of Central Iowa envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their full potential. The organizations work to inspire action to improve the lives of Central Iowans by focusing on bold community goals in education, income and health — the building blocks for good quality of life.

Together United Way of Central Iowa seeks out central Iowa’s toughest challenges, sets sound strategies and goals, and then tackles them at their roots… in a UNITED WAY.

United Way of Central Iowa continues to be recognized nationally in the top 1% of charities for our fiscal management and accountability.  

Recommended Viewing: Watch “Summer in the City” to learn more about how the United Way of Central Iowa, along with 25 schools and non-profits, has collaborated to ensure low-income families can enjoy healthy and productive summer months.

Learn more about United Way of Central Iowa

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa

Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are at-risk, underprivileged, critically ill, or living with special needs. Variety works with our donors and supporters to fund and deliver effective programs and provide grants to support our mission. Variety’s initiatives focus on five programs:

  • Grant Program – Variety provides funding to children’s nonprofits annually for tangible items such as: building expansions and renovations, equipment, programming needs, and more.
  • Mobility – Every child deserves to be independent. Variety provides custom specialized bikes and mobility equipment to children with special needs and awards brand new traditional bikes, locks, and helmets to children who have never experienced the joy of owning their own bike.
  • Variety Vans – Over the last 40 years, more than 400 Variety Vans have been provided to children’s nonprofits in Iowa. These vans transport children to doctors’ appointments, therapy sessions, and special outings or activities.
  • Variety Star Playgrounds – All children should have the opportunity to experience a playground! Variety works with Iowa communities to provide all-inclusive playgrounds for children with and without special needs.
  • The Compassion Fund – Variety partners with Iowa hospitals to help critically ill children and their families by providing comfort, care, and fulfilling immediate needs. The Fund is designed to help alleviate the stress and financial burden a family faces while their child is hospitalized.
Learn more about Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa