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How You Can Contribute!

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the Federal Government’s charitable giving program for employees, is seeing a lot of changes this year. Among these changes, retirees and survivors will now be able to contribute through their monthly annuities! 

Since 1961, the CFC has raised more than $8.2 billion to help out those in need. The importance of the CFC can be seen most recently in the areas devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. To assist with these hurricane victims and many more causes, more than 8,000 CFC-approved charities are there to help.    

This year’s campaign theme, Show Some Love, will now allow Federal retirees and survivors like you to give to causes that you are passionate about. And research shows that retirees and survivors are eager and ready to give. A 2013 survey conducted by the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association estimates that by allowing retirees and survivors to donate through their annuities, charities will receive approximately 600,000 additional CFC donors, with more than $130 million dollars in additional pledges, over the course of a year. 

As a retiree or survivor, participating in the CFC has never been easier. If you want to give electronically, please visit the CFC’s new Online Donor Pledging System to sign up for an account. There, you can also search through CFC’s database of approved charities. For those wishing to submit a paper form instead, please visit the website for the zone that covers your regional campaign to download a copy of the form needed. For example, if you are in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia area, the link is: cfcnca.org. To find your zone based upon your zip code, visit OPM.gov.  

You can send your completed pledge form, along with your check (if appropriate) to:   

CFC Processing Center
P.O. Box 7820
Madison, WI 53707-7820
 

Do not send cash or gift cards to the CFC. 

For more information on the CFC and the upcoming changes this year, please check out Acting OPM Director Kathy McGettigan’s blog,


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