5 steps on how the CFC works









How the CFC Works for federal employees

1. Choose your cause.

Whether you care about finding a cure for disease, supporting military families, or promoting equality for all, the CFC has vetted charities for any cause you want to support. You can even give to multiple charities with one pledge.

2. Make your pledge. 

The online pledge portal allows you to easily renew your pledge each year and offers the full range of pledge options:

  • Payroll deduction (the most popular!)
  • Credit/debit card
  • E-check/bank transfer
  • Volunteer hours 

Paper pledge forms are also available.

3. Join the community.

Share the causes you are passionate about. Participate in campaign events. Submit your selfie to Be the Face of Change. Send a message of gratitude to a CFC charity. 

4. Help is on the way!

Thanks to your generosity, your chosen charities will make a difference in your local community, across the nation, and around the world. 

How the CFC Works for campaign workers

1. Prepare for your role.

Learn about the CFC and your responsibilities as a campaign worker through training and resources. Choose your cause, pledge, and engage with the campaign before inviting others.

2. Inspire your colleagues.

Be a CFC champion by planning unique (virtual) events, involving charities, using inspirational stories, including leadership, and personally inviting your colleagues to join the CFC community. Make giving easy by assisting with online donations and paper pledge submissions.

3. Help is on the way!

Your efforts will bring help and hope to millions of people as monetary and volunteer pledges go to support the missions of thousands of participating charities.

How the CFC Works for charities

1. Apply to participate.

Be a part of the official workplace giving campaign for the federal community and gain access to millions of potential donors around the world through one online application. CFC donations provide a critical source of unrestricted funding throughout the year. (All approved organizations must meet the charity standards and pay the required fee.)

2. Engage the federal community.

Participate in campaign events, promote your CFC number and CFC logo with your existing donor base, and share success stories and videos to inspire generosity. Make sure to thank donors and coordinate with those who pledged volunteer hours.

3. Make a difference.

Collectively put the generosity of the federal community to work to provide help and hope to those who need it in your local communities, across the nation, and around the world.