2017 CFC Campaign

 

The dates for the 2017 CFC Campaign are:

Monday, 2 October 2017 until Friday, 12 January 2018.

Specific information on the campaign can be found in the memo issued by OPM:  2017 CFC Memo

 

About the CFC

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a 56-year Federal workplace giving tradition that has raised more than $8 billion for charitable organizations. It is one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world. The funds raised each year through this campaign help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world.

The New CFC

The 2017 CFC campaign has new changes that we are excited about.  These include:
 

Pledge process: Pledges will be made through a centralized, national web based giving system set up by the Office of Personnel Management.  It will streamline the process for federal shared services and payroll providers as it will be managed by one, central organization instead of over 120 organizations as in the past.

No more paper (well almost):  The CFC campaign now offers a paperless, web based giving system.  Donations can be made from a computer laptop, tablet, or your Smartphone.  
All paper pledges will be phased out by 2022. 

Volunteer time donations:  For the first time employees will be allowed to pledge volunteer time as well as money.

Retirees: Beginning this campaign year, federal employees can continue participation as retired employees by making donations from their annuities or by one time donations.

No cash donations: The campaign will continue to host charity fairs and promotional events but, as per OPM directives, may not hold fundraisers nor solicit cash donations.  CFC sponsored events will focus on increasing employee awareness of CFC charities and their mission.