Sample Charity Listing
11405 ABC Charity (Alpha-Charity) (800) 555-5555 www.abccharity.org
EIN#12-3456789 ABC Charity attacks the causes of hunger and
poverty by promoting effective
and innovative community-based solutions that create self-reliance, economic
justice, and food security. 15.8% P,S,K
Making Informed Giving Decisions
The EIN, AFR, and the Service Categories are included to help donors identify
organizations that meet their interests and performance standards.
The EIN is issued by the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS). It can be used for obtaining additional information about
organization from the IRS (877-829-5500). Please Note: Some organizations
be covered under an umbrella organization’s tax exemption
status and EIN or may not be required to have an EIN.
The AFR represents the percentage of dollars
spent on administering the charity. It is calculated as a percentage
total support and revenue. OPM, as well as the philanthropic
community at large, remains concerned about excessive AFR levels.
community generally considers an AFR in excess of 35 percent
to be problematic. Potential CFC donors should carefully review
applicable to the potential charities of their choice to be certain
they fully understand and accept the AFR situations for such
charities before donating to them. Each situation is unique.
Donors may contact
the charity directly and/or industry oversight organizations
in order to better to understand the financial status, service
and governance policies of the charity before donating.
The Service Categories (Taxonomy Codes) categorize
the types of services that most charitable organizations offer. Charities
self-select up to three alpha-codes for inclusion in the CFC charity
list. Charities that did not select at least one category are assigned “Z” for
I Have To Give Through The CFC?
No. Participation in the CFC is strictly voluntary. Coercion is
forbidden. You have the right not to be improperly influenced
decision to give or not to give through the CFC. Prohibited practices
include, but are not limited to: supervisors soliciting the employees
they supervise; setting 100% participation
goals, providing and using donor lists for purposes other than the routine
collection and forwarding of contributions and installment pledges, establishing
personal dollar goals and quotas, and developing and using lists of non-contributing
If you prefer, you may donate to the CFC anonymously by placing
your confidential gift in a sealed envelope.
Civilian employees may register complaints about coercion with the
LFCC and contact their personnel offices; military personnel should
Can I Specify Which Organization Will Receive My Contribution?
By designating where your CFC contribution will go, you ensure that your donation
goes to meet the needs that you feel are most important. You may designate
the organizations of your choice where indicated on your pledge form by entering
the five-digit code and the amount you wish to pledge. Additional
designations may be completed on a second pledge form.
You cannot designate to an organization that is
not listed in this Charity List. Adding organizations not listed,
or is prohibited by CFC regulations and donations to such
organizations will be treated as undesignated funds. In addition,
using the former four-digit codes cannot be honored and will
be treated as undesignated funds.
What Are Independent Organizations & Federations?
Affiliated organizations receive services from a Federation that supplies common
fundraising, administrative, and management services to its member organizations.
Charitable organizations participating in the CFC as a member of a federation
may pay dues or fees to that federation as a service charge. Independent organizations
are not members of a federation and participate in the CFC on their own.
How Do I Designate A Federation, Or Alternatively, One Of
Its Members, To Receive My Contribution?
If you wish to designate all or some portion of your contribution
to a federation, please record that federation’s corresponding
code number on your pledge form. The federation name will be listed
at the top of the list of the federation’s
member organizations. Contributions designated to a federation will be shared
in accordance with the federation’s policy. If you wish to designate
all or some portion of your contribution to an affiliated federation member
organization, please record that organization’s corresponding code number
on your pledge form.
What If I Choose Not To Specify An Organization Or Federation
To Receive My CFC Contribution?
All funds contributed to the CFC that are not designated to a specific
organization or federation will be treated as undesignated funds
and distributed to all
organizations listed in the CFC Charity List in the same proportion as they
received designations. Organizations that do not receive designated dollars
cannot receive any portion of the undesignated distribution.
What Is The International General Designation Option ?
If you wish to have your contribution distributed proportionately among all
international organizations that received designated gifts, you may do so by
entering five number ones: 11111 on your pledge form.
What Is The Payroll Deduction Option?
Payroll deduction makes it convenient for you to give by letting you spread
your contribution across the entire year. Last year, more than 90% of all CFC
funds raised were made through payroll deduction. Payments on payroll deduction
pledges begin on the first pay period beginning in January and conclude with
the last pay period beginning in December. There is no simpler way for you
to make good things happen for
so many people than to contribute using payroll deduction. Payroll deduction
helps you care for your community and your world.
Will I Receive A Receipt For My Contribution?
Donors should keep a copy of their pledge form, as well as their pay statements,
as a receipt of their pledge. A Federal employee who makes a one-time (cash,
check, or money order) contribution must maintain a bank record or a written
communication from the local campaign showing the name of the organizations
contributed to, the date of the contribution, and the amount of the contribution.
Every effort will be made by the local campaign to provide a receipt to donors,
but it is the responsibility of the donor to request such a receipt from the
local campaign. Donors that do not receive a receipt should contact the local
campaign to obtain one. Local campaigns can be found at http://www.opm.gov/cfc/Search/Locator.asp
Donors should consult a tax adviser to determine if additional verification
of the donation is required by the IRS.
What Are The Costs Of The Campaign?
Historically, campaign costs nation-wide have averaged ten percent. These
funds were spent on printing materials, training volunteers, auditing contributions,
and other administrative expenses. All local campaign costs are reviewed
by the LFCC governing the local campaign. On average, this cost is low compared
with other fundraising campaigns; therefore, every dollar you pledge goes
a very long way toward helping others.