CFC kicks off

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  • By Master Sgt. Tammie Moore
  • National Air and Space Intelligence Center Public Affairs
The 2015 Combined Federal Campaign providing federal employees in Miami Valley an opportunity to donate to charities near and dear to them, whether local or international, kicked off here Oct. 9

More than 20,000 charitable organizations participate in the CFC ranging from small community groups to large, well-known charities

“I would encourage people to donate to a cause that touches their hearts,” said Master Sgt. Asilynn Monroe, National Air and Space Intelligence Center CFC chair.

In 1971 the CFC became the official and only Federal service fundraising program.

“CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign,” according to the program website. “Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.”

More than 2,700 local, national and international charitable organizations participate in the CFC, which requires participating charities to meet established standards and pass annual reviews.

"Charities that apply to receive funds through the CFC are required to submit an extensive review of their financial and government practices prior to acceptance," according to the CFC website. "This eligibility review has helped set standards for participation in giving initiatives that transcend the community."

The decades-old program continues to evolve by easing the donating process. A universal donation option was created in 2014.
“The universal giving concept added thousands of charities to the list for donors to support,” Monroe said. “It is beneficial because it allows people to support organizations in their hometowns or anywhere in the world. They are given the chance to provide monetary contributions from right here in Ohio regardless of where the organization is based out of.”

For more information about CFC, visit To make an online donation, visit and use the NASIC organization code 0686 along with individual NASIC functional codes.