The 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has been launched and federal organizations across the country are preparing to participate. CFC is the largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaign in the world. It raised $7 billion for thousands of charities over the past 50 years. In 2012, 130,000 generous federal employees gave nearly $62 million to help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world.
Through the CFC’s local campaigns, federal employees have the opportunity to donate to thousands of approved charities (see for example, the complete online list of participating charities in the Washington, DC area campaign: 2013 Catalog of Caring).
The theme of this year’s campaign is “Make It Possible,” designating all the ways the CFC campaign makes it possible for federal employees to make the world a better place. Many federal agencies will be kicking off their campaigns on October 1 and will run them until December 15 to allow employees to choose charities to receive their donations.
Although it is too late to get onto the list for 2013’s campaign (for money that will be distributed in 2014), Catholic organizations may want to apply to be on the list of eligible organizations in late 2014 (for distributions made in 2015).