2009 raised over $282 million
2009 Northern New England federal employees raised $1,144,000
In 1961, President Kennedy established the annual campaign that is currently known as the Combined Federal Campaign. The campaign has gone through numerous changes since its inception. There is changing donor environment within the federal sector and the donors are increasingly more involved with their decisions to give to charitable causes.
The mission of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is to support and to promote 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. Federal employees created the CFC-one campaign, once a year. By allowing employees to select the organizations of their choice from a single Brochure and to make their contributions through payroll deductions, the CFC opened wide the door to more opportunities for generous giving to literally hundreds of worthy causes. The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the Federal workplace on behalf of charitable organizations. Annually it solicits approximately 19,000 in New Hampshire, Vermont and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and nearly 4 million employees nationally from postal, military, and civilian branch. the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized charitable fundraising campaign for federal employees, both civilian and military. Conducted by the federal government under the authority of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the CFC operates in more than 250 localities throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and in overseas military bases. CFC continues to be the largest and most successful workplace fundraising model in the world, raising 283 million in 2009 for thousands of local, national, and international charitable agencies.
The Office of Personnel Management's Office of CFC Operations has the overall responsibility for setting policy and overseeing the structure of the CFC. It reviews and provides guidance and technical advice on regulations, and has the overall to conduct compliance audits on any CFC local campaign fiscal records. Each campaign is directed a Local Federal Coordinating Committee (LFCC) comprised of members of local Federal interagency organizations that act as a "Board of Directors" for the local campaign. The LFCC includes representatives from the larger federal agencies, the Federal Executive Association, and federal employee union leaders. Every year, the LFCC selects one of the voluntary organizations involved in the CFC to manage the campaign and serve as a fiscal agent. This agency, called the Principal Combined Fund Organization (PCFO), manages the CFC. OPM sets strict requirements for this role, including annual audits of the PCFO by an independent CPA.
Donations through the CFC can be designated to charitable agencies that provide meals for hungry children, relief for families in counseling, further work on cures for diseases, comfort for the dying, access to water in the Third World, environmental protection, and better lives and renewed hope for millions of people in our global community. CFC offers federal employees a way to easily and conveniently make a contribution to the good of society as a whole based upon their values.
Annually since 1997, this CFC has raised over $7 million dollars that shows the generosity of the federal sector.