2008 Combined Federal Campaign

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The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) of the National Capital Area is the annual fundraising drive conducted by Federal employees in their workplace each fall. Last year, Federal employees and military personnel raised $273.1 million through the CFC which benefits thousands of not-for-profit charities. CFC is organized into more than 300 independent geographic campaigns.

The mission of the CFC is 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.

Federal workers have participated in a national workplace giving effort for about 40 years. President Kennedy initiated a formal national giving program for Federal workers in 1961. Since then, the CFC has evolved into the nation’s leading workplace giving program. No other annual employee-giving program raises as much money for charity.

CFCNCA Basic Facts

  • The CFCNCA is the largest of these campaigns.
  • More than 349,000 military, civilian and postal workers are employed by the Federal government in the National Capital Area. Of those employees, almost 166,000 people (approximately 48 percent) made a gift or pledge to CFCNCA last year.
  • Total 2007 pledges amounted to $60.7 million for the CFCNCA.
  • The 2008 campaign goal is $61 million.
  • The average gift in CFCNCA is $346.25, placing CFCNCA seventh (out of 121 campaigns in this range) among all CFC’s raising over $300,000.
  • The 47.1 percent participation rate exceeds the national average (32 percent). This was an increase of two percent and stopped a multi-year decline.
  • CFCNCA has been managed by Global Impact since 2003.

DHHS and NIH CFC Results from 2007

  • The total for DHHS gifts to the CFC in 2007 was $4,806,920.
  • The total for NIH gifts to the CFC in 2007 was $2,219,480. This is an all-time record for NIH and represents more than 46 percent of the total contributed from the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • In 2007 the participation rate at NIH was 49.8 percent, and 54 percent of gifts were by payroll deduction. The average total gift in 2007 was $346.25.

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