The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a nearly 60-year federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8.4 billion for charitable organizations. It is one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world. The funds raised each fall through this campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation, and throughout the world.
HOW THE CFC WORKS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES
1. Choose your cause.
Whether you care about finding a cure for diseases, supporting military families, or promoting equality for all, the CFC has vetted charities for any cause you want to support. You can even give to multiple charities with one pledge.
2. Make your pledge.
The online pledge portal allows you to easily renew your pledge each year and offers the full range of pledge options:
- Payroll deduction (the most popular!)
- Credit/debit card
- E-check/bank transfer
- Volunteer hours
Paper pledge forms are also available upon request.
4. Help is on the way!
Thanks to your generosity, your chosen charities will make a difference in your local community, across the nation, and around the world.
HOW THE CFC WORKS FOR CAMPAIGN WORKERS
1. Prepare for your role.
Learn about the CFC and your responsibilities as a campaign worker through training and resources. Choose your cause, pledge, and engage with the campaign before inviting others.
2. Inspire your colleagues.
Be a CFC champion by planning unique (virtual) events, involving charities, using inspirational stories, include leadership, and personally inviting your colleagues to join the CFC community. Make giving easy by assisting with online donations and paper pledge submissions.
3. Help is on the way!
Your efforts will bring help and hope to millions of people as monetary and volunteer pledges go to support the missions of thousands of participating charities.
HOW THE CFC WORKS FOR CHARITIES
1. Apply to participate.
Be a part of the official workplace giving campaign for the federal community and gain access to millions of potential donors around the world through one online application. CFC donations provide a critical source of unrestricted funding throughout the year. (All approved organizations must meet the charity standards and pay the required fees.)
2. Engage the federal community.
Participate in campaign events, promote your CFC number and CFC logo with your existing donor base, and share success stories and videos to inspire generosity. Make sure to thank donors and coordinate with those who pledged volunteer hours.
3. Make a difference.
Collectively, put the generosity of the federal community to work to provide help and hope to those who need it in your local communities, across the nation, and around the world.
WHY GIVE THROUGH THE CFC
The CFC is your campaign (as a member of the federal community) and has some special benefits. Here are a few great reasons to give through the CFC.
1. GIVE THROUGH PAYROLL DEDUCTION. Spreading your gift over the year makes it automatic, easier at tax time, and it really adds up for your favorite causes!
2. GIVE TO MULTIPLE CHARITIES. Make all of your charitable donations and pledge volunteer hours in one place.
3. GIVE FOR COLLECTIVE IMPACT. When we give together, it means bigger checks for charities.
For a history of the Combined Federal Campaign, please visit the OPM website.