Skip to page navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

You have reached a collection of archived material.

The content available is no longer being updated and as a result you may encounter hyperlinks which no longer function. You should also bear in mind that this content may contain text and references which are no longer applicable as a result of changes in law, regulation and/or administration.

2005 CFC National/International List of Participating Charities

CFC Memorandum 2005-7

July 29, 2005


We are pleased to make available the 2005 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) National/International 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.

The list is being provided on our website at in two formats -- Microsoft Word 7.0 and Excel 7.0. In addition, we are making available the Preface and Introduction, a Table of Contents, alphabetical and numerical indexes and a version of the National list without the 25 word description for use by smaller campaigns. The Preface and Introduction must be reproduced exactly in your local campaign brochure and on the Federal agency's electronic information system, if available.

List Order

The CFC regulations at 5 C.F.R. Part 950 require that the categories of charities as they appear in the official CFC brochure be rotated annually. This year the order is: 1) Local Organizations; 2) National/International Organizations, and; 3) International Organizations. The order of these categories and order of federations in each category cannot be altered by campaigns.

Index and Table of Contents

  • Index: To assist donors 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. Alphabetical and numerical indexes for the National list will be available on the CFC home page.
  • Table of Contents: The use of a Table of Contents is strongly encouraged. The Table of Contents (attached) reflects the official order of the categories of organizations, and must not be altered.
  • Small Campaigns: 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 2004 CFC. These campaigns are also exempt from publishing an index.

Special Features

  • Where applicable, charities using a name other than their legal name must list their legal name in parenthesis. The entry must also have, where applicable, the Employer Identification Number. Keep in mind that religious organizations will not have an 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 the local affiliate 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.
  • Administrative and fundraising rates must be listed to the tenth of a percent. For example, a 10% rate would appear as 10.0% and a 10.52% rate would appear as 10.5%. Be advised that the 2005 CFC list includes organizations with rates that exceed 100% and one with a negative rate. These rates were calculated using the regulatory formula for administrative and fundraising rates. Donors should be instructed to contact the organizations directly if they wish to receive more information or have concerns about the reasons for the unusual rates.
  • 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 determined eligibility based upon case-by-case assessments. The asterisk must be explained in the brochure and appear on the last page of the listing of participating charities as follows:

    * This organization has administrative and fundraising expenses above 25 percent and has provided OPM with a satisfactory explanation for and a plan to reduce these expenses below the 25 percent level. Because a variety of circumstances can affect an organization's administrative and fundraising expense rate, donors should contact the organization directly if they wish to receive more information.

  • All lists must be compiled in a single brochure.

The complete content of the CFC brochure must be made available to all Federal employees in either paper or electronic formats. Electronic formats must be consistent with the 2005 listing provided by OPM.

Please note that the National list will not be sent to campaigns on a diskette. The files are attached to this memorandum and will be available for downloading on the CFC home page.

If you have questions about accessing this list or any problems associated with the format, please email Valinda Pittman at She will be happy to assist you.

Best wishes for a successful campaign!

Back to Top

Code #2005 CFC Brochure Order
2800 Human Service Charities of America
2200 Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America
1200 Human Care Charities of America
0900 Earth Share
1900 Women, Children & Family Service Charities of America
2100 Military, Veterans & Patriotic Service Organizations of America
0100, 0800, 1000, 1100, 1300, 2600, 2900, 9200, 9800 National Unaffiliated Organizations
1500, 2700 Childre's Charities of America
0150 The Arts Federation
0400 America's Charities
1600 National Black United Federation of Charities
2500, 0200 Health & Medical Research Charities of America
9900 Hispanic United Fund
1700 Medical Research Charities
2300 Conservation & Preservation Charities of America
0750 Sports Charities, USA
0700 American Red Cross
0650 Children First America's Charities
2400 Educate America!
1800 Animal Charities of America
0001 Christian Charities USA
0600 United Service Organizations (USO)
0500 Community Health Charities
9700 CancerCure America
2000 Christian Service Charities
9500 Health First America's Charities

Jewish Charities of America

0100, 0800, 1000, 1100, 1300, 2600, 2900, 9800 International Unaffiliated Organizations
9400 Tzedakah - Israel
9950 Aid to Africa
0300 Global Impact
1400 Do Unto Others: America's Emergency Relief, Development and Humanitarian Outreach Agencies
9300 Ayuda: Help for Latin America

Back to Top

Control Panel