Combined Federal Campaign

What is the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)?

The CFC is the official workplace giving campaign of the Federal government. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. The CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with 125 CFCs throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible nonprofit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.


Why is the CFC important? 

Over the past 55 years, Federal employees contributed more than $8 billion through regional CFCs across America. The CFC of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) is the largest of the CFCs. Last year, Federal employees generously pledged more than $46 million to charities through the CFCNCA.


When is the 2016 campaign? 

The campaign runs from Sept. 1 – Dec. 15, 2016. 


Who can donate to the CFC?

Federal workers, retirees and government contractors are eligible to donate to the CFC.


How can a donor make a pledge to the CFC?

Pledges can be recurring or one-time donations and are made online or by paper pledge form. When giving online, you can contribute through the CFC by payroll deduction, credit card, debit card or eCheck. When giving using a paper pledge form, you can contribute through the CFC by payroll deduction, cash or check. 


Is there a minimum donation?

There is a $1 minimum per pay period for payroll deduction.


Will I receive a confirmation of my pledge and a tax receipt?

If you pledged by payroll deduction, you will not receive a tax receipt. For tax purposes, you will need to pair the names of the charities you designated (as shown on your pledge form) with the total amount deducted from your paychecks for the year, which can be found on your final leave and earning statement. 

If you made a donation by one-time or recurring debit/credit/ACH, you will need a copy of the receipt that was automatically emailed to you for tax purposes.  For a recurring donation, you will need that email receipt, along with copies of your monthly credit card or bank statement for tax purposes.


What happens to undesignated donations?

All undesignated donations are combined and shared proportionately among all charities and federations that received designations.