For Non-Profits

Eligibility Requirements CFC non-profits are organizations with status as tax-exempt charities as determined by the Internal Revenue Service under 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code, and provide health and human services and that are determined to be eligible for participation in the CFC. Organizations may apply and be listed in the CFC brochure as either a local, national or an international unaffiliated organization or as a member of a local, national or international federation.

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

Application Documents:

Code of Federal Regulations The following is a section from the Code of Federal Regulations concerning CFC charity opportunities:

The primary goal of the PCFO (Principal Combined Fund Organization) is to conduct an effective and efficient campaign in a fair and even-handed manner aimed at collecting the greatest amount of charitable contributions possible. Therefore, PCFO's should afford federated groups and agencies with representatives in the local campaign area adequate opportunity to offer suggestions relating to the operation of the campaign, developed campaign material, and training. If requested in writing to either the LFCC or PCFO, federated groups and agencies must be given the opportunity to attend all campaign meetings, kick-off events, and training sessions. The PCFO must provide representatives of federated groups, agencies and the general public the opportunity to review at the PCFO office all reports, budgets, audits, training information, and other records pertaining to the CFC.

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