The mission of the CFC is to support and to promote philanthropy through a voluntary program that is employee-focused, cost efficient and effective in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of Federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations.
The CFC was created in 1961 to coordinate fundraising effort of various charitable organizations so that the Federal donor would only be solicited once in the workplace and have the opportunity to make charitable contributions through payroll deduction.
Federal employees continue to make the CFC the largest and most successful workplace philanthropic fundraiser in the world. Continuing a long standing tradition of selfless giving, in 2013, Federal employees raised over $209 million dollars for charitable causes around the world!
STRUCTURE OF THE CFC
The CFC is made up of 151 local campaigns that organize the annual fund raising effort in Federal workplaces in the United States and abroad.
Geographic Area- The Suncoast CFC covers HERNANDO, De Soto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota Counties. Number of Federal Employees- This includes at least 32,000 federal employees in more that 42 agencies, departments or commands at 410 locations/sits. Approximately 8,000 are USPS, 8,500 are VA, over 8,000 serve at MacDill, and the remaining employees work for FFA, IRS, FBI, US Coast Guard and other federal agencies.
The CFC is convenient. Most Federal employees elect to pledge a specific amount to be withheld regularly from their pay beginning in January and continuing through December. One-time gifts are also possible.
Workplace giving has advantages. When donors choose payroll deducation, they can gift at a higher level and have a small amount deducted each pay period. On average, a payroll gift will be three to five times greater than a one-time gift, so charities can receive more of the critical fund that is needed.
Donations collected through payroll giving are paid to the charities throughout the year. This consistency allows charities to allocate resources, qualify for grant funding, and implement their programs to the highest extent. It's one of the few revenue sources that the charities can actually count on.