The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
What is CFC?
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a charitable fundraising program that was established by Executive Order and is administered by the Director of the Office of Personal Management (OPM) in Washington DC.
The CFC is specifically designed for Federal employees and is not designated for the Federal government, the PCFO, or for the charitable organizations that benefit from it.
There is an advantage to workplace giving. Through payroll deductions, supporters of the CFC can give more to charity programs through small amounts being deducted from their paychecks throughout the year.
Charities that are supported through the CFC provide service to people who really need help. Examples would include but aren’t limited to: the hungry, homeless, sick, and family support.
Each donor has the choice to direct their support to charities that work on one particular issue that appeals to them. Donors are encouraged to designate their gift to one or more particular charities.
The CFC sends almost all of what is collected to the charities that provide services to people, spending only a small percentage on administrative costs. (13.9% in 2015)
The Combined Federal Campaign has a history of efficiency as an organization.
Federal employees at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and in Tucson check out all the charities that apply to CFC-insuring only charities that meet the standard can participate in the CFC.
All Federal employee participation is vital for the success of the CFC.