Combined Federal Campaign
Contact your department's CFC volunteer keyworker to learn more about supporting those in need and to receive any assistance.
How to Give
Pledging is easy and only involves three simple steps:
- 1. Choose Your Charity
To select from more than 4,500 charities, you can use a hardcopy of the 2012 Catalog of Caring, which is also available from your department's keyworker. You can also use the online CFC National Capital Area database which enables you to search on a number of variables, including by name, charity type (e.g., education, disaster relief, etc.), or by zip code, which will allow you to support your local charities.
- 2. Make Your Commitment
Once you have found your charity or charities, you can either complete a traditional paper pledge form or save much needed campaign money and use the online eGiving options, which are the preferred and easiest methods of giving. Donations can be made using one of the following options:
- Credit or debit card (can be one-time donations or spread out over the year with automatic monthly contributions). Not only is this option tax-deductible, but when using your credit card, you can also collect your credit card company's own benefits (e.g., frequent flyer miles, cash back, points for purchases, etc.).
- Payroll deduction (donations spread out over the year by pay period).
- Cash or check (one-time donations).
- Electronic check (one-time donations)
- 3. Submit Your Pledge
The online eGiving option makes donating simple and quick. You can complete the entire process online or search the CFC charity database and complete the form online, print it out and give it to your department's keyworker. Step by step instructions for online eGiving can be found here.
If you prefer to use the traditional paper form to submit your pledge, please give the completed form to your department's keyworker; and make sure to retain the blue copy of your pledge for tax purposes. Paper pledge form instructions can be found here.
Please contact your department's CFC volunteer keyworker to learn more about supporting those in need and to receive any assistance. Thank you!