What’s the Combined Federal Campaign? Here’s Wikipedia:
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a program allowing certain charitable organizations to solicit contributions from employees of the Federal Government of the United States.
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
Reader Nick had a question about the CFC and I’m hoping some of you can help him answer it:
I know the Freedom From Religion Foundation, American Humanist Association, and Atheists United (a Los Angeles-based group) are all options.
I am a Sailor currently stationed on board the USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, currently on its maiden deployment to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility. Recently, my chain of command approached my division with the opportunity to contribute to the Combined Federal Campaign…
In the past, I have contributed to SETI, Planned Parenthood, and the Girl Scouts, but this year I am wanting more so to donate to causes that advance atheism, freethought, and freedom from religion, especially in the military. Could I ask you to pass this message along to your readers? I could use a few ideas on where to donate to, and maybe you or one of your readers know of a worthy cause. Thanks in advance.
The Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers has a great review of CFC charities that deserve (and don’t deserve) your contributions.
MAAF also goes into depth about how many charities have a Christian bent — turns out a whole hell of a lot of them.
Are there other groups we should be aware of?