Combined Federal Campaign Overview
The Combined Federal Campaign(CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in their workplace on behalf of approved charitable organizations. The CFC began in the early 1960’s to coordinate the fund-raising effort of various charitable organizations so that the Federal donor would only be solicited once, annually, in the workplace and have the opportunity to make charitable contributions through payroll deduction.
Federal employees continue to make the CFC the largest and most successful workplace philanthropic fundraiser in the world. Continuing a long-standing tradition of selfless giving, in 2015, 700,000 Federal employees raised more than $177 million dollars through the CFC for charitable causes around the world.
The mission of the CFC, which was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, 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.
The Office of Personnel Management Office of CFC Operations oversees and regulates the CFC. CLICK HERE FOR CFC REGULATIONS
CFC Oversight & Administration
The US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the regulatory body of the CFC. OPM administers the campaign government-wide, ensuring that all CFCs are operated effectively and efficiently while adhering to all prescribed rules and regulations. They also review and make the final decisions on all charities eligible for the National and International Lists. OPM is the final administrative level for appeals on national and local applications, provides guidance and technical advice on regulations and has the authority to conduct audits on any CFC fiscal records. To learn more about OPM, or CFC regulations, visit their website at www.opm.gov/cfc.
The Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) is the "Board of Directors." The LFCC provides management oversight to the local campaign. Review and decisions regarding the inclusion of agencies in your local campaigns rests with the LFCC. The LFCC is comprised of Federal employees who volunteer each year to help manage the campaign in accordance with all regulations and requirements.
The Principal Combined Fund Organization (PCFO) manages and executes the daily operations of the CFC. Every year, the LFCC selects a qualified non-profit organization to manage the campaign and serve as fiscal agent. OPM sets strict requirements for this role. Each year, the PCFO’s performance is reviewed and audited to ensure compliance with all regulations and ensure that all CFC funds are collected and distributed as designated by federal donors.
Rocky Mountain Region
- Serves approximately 75,000 Federal Employees
- Serves 37 counties in Colorado and now includes Laramie County, WY.
- Covers the Front Range in Colorado including: Adams, Alamosa, Arapahoe, Baca, Bent, Boulder, Broomfield, Chaffee, Clear Creek, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, El Paso, Freemont, Gilpin, Grand, Huerfano, Jefferson, Lake, Larimer, Las Animas, Mineral, Morgan, Otero, Park, Pitkin, Prowers, Pueblo, Rio Grande, Sanguache, Summit, Washington, Teller and Weld Counties
- Raised over $3.2 in 2015