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Eligibility Workshop 2003 Jan Stinson, Federal Executive Board Chicago, IL. CFC MISSION To promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
To promote and support philanthropy through a 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
• Established in 1961, the CFC is the only government-authorized solicitation of employees in the Federal workplace on behalf of charitable organizations. It is the largest workplace fundraising campaign in the world.
• In 2001, about 1.46 million Federal employees donated $241 million to charitable causes. These funds were distributed by 362 Principal Combined Fund Organizations (PCFOs) to thousands of charities across the United States and around the world.
Local Unaffiliated Organizations
Who may serve as PCFO
Only federations, charitable organizations or combinations thereof.
2003 campaign by February 1 – but recommended January 17
Must be open at least 14 calendar days
Recommended deadline for PCFO applications to LFCC by
February 17, 2003
LFCC selection of PCFO no later than March 15
[Subpart H – CFC Timetable, 950.801(a)(3)]
PCFO Responsibilities are detailed in 5 CFR 950.105
(Total revenue is determined by Line 12 of the IRS Form 990.)
(CFC Memorandum 2001-2)
IRS Form 990 Requirements:
IRS Form 990 Requirements (cont.):
More than 25%. (Verify by adding line 14 (M&G) plus line 15 (fundraising) and dividing the total by line 12 (revenue) from IRS Form 990).
• Has an active and responsible governing body directing the federation or organization whose members have no material conflict of interest and a majority of which serve without compensation.
•The organization prohibits the sale or lease of CFC contributor lists.
•Conducts publicity and promotional activities based upon its actual program and operations, that these activities are truthful and non-deceptive, include all material facts, and make no exaggerated or misleading claims.
Note: LFCCs are encouraged to conduct random checks on local federation member organizations.
Note: All members’ applications are submitted the first year a federation applies.LFCCs are encouraged by OPM to annually request copies of new member organizations in local federations.
Family Support & Youth Activities5 CFR Part 950.204 (c)&(d)Commander Certification
Appeals Process to OPMA local applicant which is unsuccessful in its appeal to the LFCC may appeal to the Director.