For more information and additional FAQs, visit the OPM site.
WHAT IS THE COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN (CFC)?
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the only authorized solicitation of all federal employees in their workplaces, retired members of the military and retired civilians on behalf of approved charitable organizations.
HOW CAN A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE MAKE A PLEDGE THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN?
Visit the CFC Pledge System at www.opm.gov/ShowSomeLoveCFC to create an account and pledge to the charities of your choice. You also can use a paper form for the next three years.
CAN FEDERAL RETIREES PARTICIPATE IN THE CFC?
Federal retirees are invited to continue to support the charitable causes they care about by giving through the CFC with a one-time contribution (i.e., cash, check, or credit card) or recurring pledges through their annuity.
DO I HAVE TO CHOOSE A CHARITY OR CAN I LEAVE MY PLEDGE UNDESIGNATED?
You must designate all funds contributed to through the CFC to a specific organization or federation. The CFC does not collect undesignated pledges.
CAN I GIVE CASH?
No, donating with cash is no longer permitted.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM CONTRIBUTION?
Minimum contribution amounts via payroll deduction are $1 per pay period per charity. The minimum credit card donation is $10. The maximum online contribution is $99,999. However, maximum payroll deduction gifts may be limited by each payroll service provider (for example, active duty members of the Army, Navy, and Air Force are limited to $9,999).