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CFC Memorandum 2002-08

TO: DIRECTORS, CFC PRINCIPAL COMBINED FUND ORGANIZATIONS AND CHAIRS, LOCAL FEDERAL COORDINATING COMMITTEES
FROM: MARA T. PATERMASTER
DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF CFC OPERATIONS
SUBJECT: CFC BROCHURE COMPLIANCE

We are pleased to make available the 2002 Combined Federal Campaign National List. As always, unless we notify you of any changes to the contrary, this list must be reproduced exactly in your local campaign brochure and on the Federal agency's electronic information system, if available. All campaigns should refer to CFC Memorandum 2002-7 for additional information on regulatory compliance.

The list is being provided on our website (www.opm.gov/AboutUs/CombinedFederalCampaign) in two formats -- Microsoft Word 7.0 and Excel 7.0.

List Order

The CFC regulations require that the categories of charities be rotated annually. This year the order is 1) Local Organizations, 2) National/International Organizations, and 3) International Organizations.

The National List provided by OPM consists of two types of organizations. Organizations that provide services that are either National and/or International in scope and those that are defined only as International in scope. National Unaffiliated Organizations (those that are not part of a federation) are listed in the National section unless they specifically noted in their 2002 CFC application that they wished to be included in the International section.

There are minor changes to the Introduction and Preface this year. Of note is the addition of new language under the definition of a "Federations" which informs donors that federation members may pay a fee and /or a percentage of donations to the federation as a service charge. Please remember that, like last year: 

  • Where applicable, charities using a name other than their legal name must list their legal name in parenthesis, following the Internet address. The entry must also have, where applicable, the Employer Identification Number. Keep in mind that churches and religious organizations will not have an EIN. Also, some organizations covered under an umbrella organization's tax exemption status may not list the EIN.
  • Each participating organization may only appear once in the local brochure (i.e. organizations on the National List may not also appear on the Local List). However, listing of a national parent organization and its local affiliate is permitted, provided it is separately incorporated and has met all local eligibility criteria.
  • Organizations on the National List cannot convert to the Local List, even if the national organization would otherwise qualify as a local organization.

All lists must be compiled in a single brochure.

  • The Introduction and Preface informs donors that the EIN is part of each listing and also includes a reference to several resource organizations that provide information about charity finances and accountability, as well as trends in giving and volunteering.

Copies of the brochure must be made available to all Federal employees. Use of agency computer systems may not replace the availability of printed brochures.

  • Index: To assist the donor in their search for an organization we encourage you to add an alphabetical index of the participating organizations in the campaign brochure either in the back or front of the brochure. Small campaigns that do not print the 25-word statements are also exempt from publishing an index. The use of a Table of Contents is also strongly encouraged. When using a Table of Contents, the categories of organizations must be shown in the same order as defined by the OPM guidelines.
  • Alphabetical and numerical indexes the National list are available on the CFC home page. In addition, we have included a version of the National list without 25-word statements. This format may be used by campaigns that received less than $100,000 in contributions in the 2001 CFC.
  • Organizations with an asterisk (*) next to their names have been found eligible even though their administrative and fundraising expenses were in excess of 25 percent of their total support and revenue. OPM granted them waivers based upon case-by-case assessments. The asterisk shall be explained in the brochure as follows:
    *This organization has administrative and fundraising expenses above 25 percent, and is taking the steps necessary to bring these expenses below the 25 percent level.

Please note that this MEMO and the list will not be mailed to PCFOs or LFCCS. The National List will only be available on the CFC home page.

Ifyou have questions about accessing this list or any problems associated with the format, please email Valinda Dickens at vldicken@opm.gov. She will be happy to assist you.

Best wishes for a successful campaign!

Code #FEDERATIONS IN BROCHURE ORDER
Local Organizations
   
National/International Organizations
1900 Women, Children and Family Service Charities of America
0100 United Way of America
1500, 2700 Children's Charities of America
2300 Conservation & Preservation Charities of America
2200 Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America
1600 National Black United Federation of Charities
1800 Animal Charities of America
9900 Hispanic United Fund
0700 American Red Cross
0800, 1000
1100, 1300
2600, 2900, 9800
National Unaffiliated Organizations
2000 Christian Service Charities
2100 Military, Veterans & Patriotic Organizations of America
0500 Community Health Charities
9950 Christian Charities USA
0400 America's Charities
1700 Medical Research Agencies of America
2500, 0200 Health & Medical Research Charities of America
1200 Independent Charities of America
2800 Human Service Charities of America
0900 Earth Share
0600 United Service Organizations (USO)
2400 Educate America! The Education, School Support & Scholarship Funds Coalition
   
International Organizations
1400 Do Unto Others: America's Emergency Relief, Development and Humanitarian Outreach Charities
0800, 1000
1100, 1300
2600, 2900
International Unaffiliated Organizations
0300 International Service Agencies

Address questions or comments to cfc@opm.gov

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