How the CFC Works for federal employees

Federal employees represent a strong, caring community through the CFC, dedicated to making a difference in local communities, across the nation, and around the world. The CFC offers the Federal community the opportunity to donate to thousands of participating charities. Here's how it works:

1. Choose your cause.

Whether you care about finding cures for diseases, 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. 

GIVE HAPPY by donating a little from each paycheck or pledging a few volunteer hours a month. New to the CFC? Give it a try - just $5 per paycheck to your favorite charity can make a big difference. And, it adds up to so much happiness when we give together.

Our favorite giving option, 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 (Federal employees only)

Other giving options include the CFC Giving Mobile App, Text-to-Donate, and paper pledge forms.

3. Get happy.

Studies show that when you GIVE HAPPY, you get happy too! 

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, GIVE HAPPY, and engage with the campaign before inviting others.

2. Inspire your colleagues.

Be a CFC champion by planning fun events, involving charities, using inspirational stories, including leadership, and personally inviting your colleagues to join the CFC community and GIVE HAPPY. Make giving easy by assisting with online donations, paper pledge contributions, mobile giving, and text-to-donate.

3. Get happy.

When you help your colleagues GIVE HAPPY, you will get happy too!

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.

Attend campaign events, promote your CFC number 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. Change the world.

Put the generosity of the Federal community to work – provide help and hope to those in the communities you serve.