Combined Federal Campaign Guide

Published: October 17, 2013

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Every October, Stars and Stripes publishes the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Guide — a special supplement that helps military, government and DoD personnel choose the charitable organizations they wish to support in the new fiscal year. The guide contains a plethora of information regarding the CFC including new initiatives, success stories, advice on charitable giving and more.

The CFC Guide is distributed through Stars and Stripes' daily editions overseas as well as throughout the National Capital Region. The CFC Guide is also circulated in base newspapers and at shopping outlets in most major military installations nationwide.

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Fisher House Foundation Providing a "home away from home" for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
The 173rd Airborne Brigade Association Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization that promotes suicide prevention programs which serve current and former members of the armed services who may suffer from PTSD.
The ESA Foundation is a nonprofit/tax-exempt organization pledged to develop philanthropic activities of volunteers, provide assistance to established programs that serve human needs, and produce new programs to improve the quality of life.
The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a strong, effective, independent voice for all the children in America. A non-profit child advocacy organization, CDF has worked relentlessly for 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation.
Creating a better world for women, children and families. Our member charities are passionate about all issues that affect women, children and families in the United States and around the world. WCFS charities work to eliminate the educational and economic barriers that prevent women, girls, and children from experiencing a healthy, prosperous life. We promote respect, provide public education, and encourage the protection of all children from bullying, family violence and other issues that would create an unhealthy or unsafe environment. Our charities fervently seek to promote reproductive choices and women’s health issues through research and education, and provide advancement and protection of women's rights during all stages of life.
Christian Charities USA is a diverse group of national and international charities working together to relieve suffering and despair. What sets us apart is the dedication of our member charities as we work in every area of our country and our world to ease the suffering of people who need a helping hand: physically, mentally, and spiritually.
CancerCURE of America, strives to find a cure for the century's worst and most devastating epidemic. Our charities are proud to offer donors a wide range of organizations working to eradicate cancer through research and education. Until that happens, we are here to help improve healthcare and quality of life through grants, education, and support.
We are the voice of America`s Hispanic Heritage and Latino charities, working together to build stronger communities and brighter futures for our families and our neighbors worldwide. Our members provide food, health care, housing and education to the poor. They assist children at home and abroad and provide scholarships to Hispanic students and colleges. HLCUSA members offer family planning and related health and educational services to the people of Latin America, and they work with grassroots organizations to provide Latina women with credit and training, enabling them to build small businesses and overcome poverty.
Promoting wellness in America! Our charities strive to serve all people through the most advanced and innovative medical research, screening and diagnosis, treatment, and prevention available. HMR is proud to offer donors a wide range of organizations dedicated to improving access to health care, finding treatments and cures for many life-threatening diseases, as well as providing access to traditional and alternative therapies and health and hospice care for those facing terminal illness.
Our charities work to ease the suffering of people who have been affected by war, natural disaster, famine, and epidemic. DUO is proud to offer donors a wide range of organizations dedicated to ending poverty, protecting and enhancing the environment, and sowing the seeds of peace.
Providing sports and outdoor recreation opportunities for disabled veterans, handicapped children, youth and adults through encouragement and opportunity. Fitness is key to each and every individual's physical and mental well-being. Our coalition of charities strives to ensure that every person regardless of age, ability, or economic advantage has the opportunity to participate in sporting, recreational, rehabilitative, and esteem building activities. Please help us as we encourage and support youth sports training, and help America’s Team bring home Olympic gold.
Children everywhere deserve our love. Join Children’s Charities of America as we feed, teach, protect, and nurture children in America and around the world. How we care for children, protect their welfare, and prepare them for the future are the most important issues we face during our lifetime. Our coalition of charities heightens public awareness of children's issues and the solutions to their problems. Through its member organizations, CCA strives to give children all over the world a fighting chance at a brighter tomorrow and a fulfilling future.
Military, Family and Veterans Service Organizations of America works to keep America strong, safe, and free by providing care, treatment, research and rehabilitation to active military, veterans and their caregivers and families. What sets us apart from other military and veteran’s organizations is the dependability and dedication of our member charities as they work untiringly to provide the support and resources our military members so richly deserve during all stages of their career and lives; helping them to live a dignified life worthy of their service and sacrifice, and assisting those who are left behind.
Join Conservation & Preservation Charities of America in saving our world and preserving our nation's historic treasures. Our member charities train people to protect wilderness and the environment, conserve natural resources, and preserve historic places. CPCA members protect natural treasures like Yosemite and Yellowstone and preserve historic sites so generations of families can travel to and learn what these incredible natural wonders and historic treasures have to teach us about the earth and ourselves.
Children’s Medical & Research Charities of America is dedicated to saving the lives of children here at home and around the world. Our member charities provide free surgery, free medical care, respite care, support and education for care-givers, fund medical research and state-of-the-art training for physicians. A child’s smile when you commit to help – priceless!
We repair the world! Jewish Charities of America works to feed the hungry, heal the sick, shelter the displaced, and pursue justice, freedom, and peace for all humanity. Our Jewish brothers and sisters deserve the best whether in America, Israel or elsewhere around the world. Jewish Charities of America strives to enrich the quality of life of all Jews through education and leadership training; science, technology, and medical research; social services to the most vulnerable populations; and efforts towards strengthening Israeli democracy.
Maximizing Educational Opportunity. Educate America! is dedicated to making our children, youth, and teachers the best educated in the world. Our member charities provide schools with better classroom tools, tutors for struggling students, role model mentors, teacher scholarships, music and arts education, and after-school enrichment programs. EA members also give scholarships to needy students, teach young people about leadership, provide family literacy programs and promote educational programs for those with learning disabilities.
HCC is a nonprofit federation that pre-screens high quality national charities working to help those in need. We present these charities to potential givers in fund drives at work and on the web.
The most unique, exciting, and exceptional charities in the Combined Federal Campaign, Organized by category to help you find your giving choices quickly.
The Africa United States Partnership Fund (AUSPF) is dynamically involved in entrepreneurial capacity building and sustainable self-help projects in rural communities on the African Continent. AUSPF partners with community organizations in helping them to identify and focus on their critical needs and collective strengths. Our entrepreneurial capacity building partnership programs center on business planning, skills development, team building, and leadership.
The Voice of the Martyrs is a non-profit, inter-denominational Christian organization dedicated to assisting the persecuted church worldwide.
Azalea Charities, Inc. is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support a dual mission. Internationally, we focus on Aid for Wounded Warriors. We also support youth and special needs projects in our local Northern Virginia area. We publicize our efforts with these charities so people know that 100% of their donations go to causes that make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Throughout our country's history, Americans have felt profound appreciation and gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of our troops and their families. The USO provides a tangible way for all of us to say thank you, as it has for 70 years.
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes.
For 60 years the Far East Council, BSA has been serving the military and ex-patriot communities in five countries to include Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, and the Philippines. Far East Council needs your financial support to keep the promise of Scouting throughout our council by delivering quality programs now and in the years to come. Together we will make a difference!
In 1978, a small group of Hispanic members of Congress established the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) to develop the next generation of Latino leaders with a clear vision of a strong America made possible with the many contributions of educated and civic-minded Latino leaders engaged in and contributing to all aspects of U.S. society. This vision was founded on three cornerstones for success: education attainment and college access, leadership development programs in D.C., and access to a powerful network of Latino leaders in the United States.
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is the leading nonprofit membership association representing the interests of the volunteer fire, EMS, and rescue services. The NVFC serves as the voice of the volunteer in the national arena and provides invaluable tools, resources, programs, and advocacy for first responders across the nation.
For more than 40 years, the Missoula Children's Theatre has opened both hearts and minds of children to the possibility of achievement through creativity and teamwork that they learn during the theatrical process.
MANA produces ready-to-use therapeutic food to treat children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. A six week course of RUTF treatment costs $55 and will save the life of a starving child.
The Baptist World Alliance is a global movement of Baptists sharing a common confession of faith in Jesus Christ bonded together by God’s love to support, encourage and strengthen one another while proclaiming and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit before a lost and hurting world.
Project Peanut Butter provides needed nutritional and medical support to children and adults suffering from severe and moderate malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
People Helping People - Representing 130 of the charities you know and trust impact the world through disaster relief, clean water, education and spiritual guidance.
MarineParents.com, Inc., provides information and services for Marines and their families, OPSEC-compliant websites and networking, and support for the troops through multiple outreach programs. Our mission includes providing reliable resources and information about the United States Marine Corps, providing recruit and Marine family members "a place to connect and shareÆ" in support of one another, and providing opportunities to support the troops and their families through a multitude of outreach programs.
CFC #10849. The Parkinson's Action Network is the unified voice of the Parkinsonís community advocating for better treatments and a cure. We educate the public and government leaders on better policies for research and an improved quality of life for people living with Parkinsonís, including 80,000 veterans with Parkinson's.
Since 1986, PREDISAN has answered Godís call to bring physical healing and spiritual hope to the people of Olancho Honduras. Our health services include immunizations, health promotion, dentistry, physical therapy, family counseling and substance abuse rehabilitation. We are building hope through community development, water and basic sanitation projects, and providing children with educational opportunities. Through all we do, we proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. Your donation will TRANSFORM LIVES, DELIVER HEALTH AND HEALING AND BUILD HOPE THROUGH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
The Task Force Dagger Foundation is dedicated to providing immediate assistance to Wounded, Ill, or Injured (WII) USASOC soldiers and their families. The TF Dagger Foundation also sponsors and organizes recreational therapy activities that foster a sense of well-being, offer encouragement, and assists the service member's recovery from wounds or injuries sustained in the line of duty.
Children of the Nations (COTN®) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children out of poverty and hopelessness so they can become leaders who transform their nations. The organization currently provides care to orphaned and destitute children in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti. By partnering with local people, they establish Childrenís Homes (for orphans) and Village Partnership Programs (to benefit orphans and children living with destitute families or caregivers who cannot properly provide for them). COTN believes true, lasting, and meaningful change to a nation begins with children, so they are their mission.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
The Home School Foundation is the charitable arm of the Home School Legal Defense Association. HSF offers financial assistance to homeschooling families in need - widows and widowers, military families, single parents, and special needs children. CFC#10535
CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in low income regions of the world.
Animal Charities of America teaches people to treat animals with respect provides humane training of animals as helpmates and companions to people in need. Our goal is to end all animal cruelty and suffering caused by abandonment, abuse, inhumane treatment and animal testing. Our member charities strive to provide services such as trained service dogs for independent living, no-kill animal rescue and adoption, spay/neuter, advocacy initiatives, and numerous educational forums.
Join us in providing life-giving essentials to children in need with and through the love of Jesus Christ and our all-important Christian values. What makes our coalition of charities stand out above the rest is our Christian values. Christian Children's Charities cares and provides for the neediest in our society. CCC is devoted to providing food and shelter, access to doctors and life-giving medicines, safety and schooling to orphans and other children in need.
Be A Hero For Our Heroes. Our member charities are providing financial and emotional support for our nation's soldiers, wounded warriors, and military families. They are working to reduce homelessness, provide job training and scholarships, help with daily bills and medical expenses, and counsel those suffering from the effects of deployment. They are also lifting spirits with programs that enrich the lives of military children and engage our youth in leadership and military training programs.
Protecting endangered animals and their habitats. WAW charities work to provide sanctuary for rescued and threatened species, keep oceans and rivers safe and thriving, and defend the "wild" in wildlife! Within our ranks you will find charities who promote education to protect the environment, conserve natural habitats, and preserve fragile wetland and grassland ecosystems; who work to stop trafficking, senseless slaughter, and harvesting of wild animals for their skins, ivory, horns, fins, and other body parts; and organizations who sponsor research, rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts to ensure wild animals are protected and preserved for this and future generations.
Charities Under 1% Overhead does the most with your money. Our federation of charities has operating overhead of ONE PERCENT or less. This means 99 cents of every dollar you contribute is spent on charitable programs and activities. Our member charities undergo an annual certification to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency. You can feel confident that the charities we present are among the nation's best and most efficient.
Charities Under 5% Overhead makes every dollar count. Our federation of charities has operating overhead of FIVE PERCENT or less. This means 95 cents of every dollar you contribute is spent on charitable programs and activities. Our member charities undergo an annual certification to ensure program effectiveness and efficiency. You can feel confident that the charities we present are among the nation's best and most efficient.

CFC Directory Listings

American Red Cross - www.redcross.org

Baptist World Alliance - www.bwanet.org

Boy Scouts of America Far East Council - www.fareastcouncil.org

Chesapeake Bay Foundation - www.cbf.org

Children's Defense Fund - www.childrensdefense.org

Christian Blind Mission - www.cbm.org

ESA Foundation - www.esafoundation.org

Fisher House Foundation - www.fisherhouse.org

Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund - semperfifund.org

Lupus Research Institute -www.lupusresearchinstitute.org

Make-A-Wish Foundation - www.wish.org

National Rifle Association - nra.org

National Volunteer Fire Council - www.nvfc.org

Parkinson's Action Network - www.parkinsonsaction.org

Predisan - www.predisan.org

Voice of the Martyrs - www.persecution.com




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