CFC COVID-19 Response


Helping people through the COVID-19 pandemic

Ending June 30, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic is putting a strain on resources everywhere. Federal employee with text about CFC special solicitationYour generous donations through the 2019 CFC are already providing critical support to victims of COVID-19 during this difficult year. Thank you! Officials from several federal departments and agencies contacted OPM asking how to do even more to help victims affected during this global pandemic. In response, OPM authorized this CFC Special Solicitation to re-open the CFC online pledge portal and CFC mobile giving application through June 30.

The CFC is uniquely positioned as the only authorized solicitation of federal employees in the workplace on behalf of charitable organizations. The CFC online pledge portal is a safe, trusted, and proven way to make contributions to more than 6,000 qualified 501(c)(3) CFC-approved charitable organizations.

The steadfastness of the federal community is awe-inspiring. You have continued to fulfill your professional responsibilities and keep our country moving. In this time of great uncertainty, you have the opportunity to help and continue to lead by example. Here's how the federal community took advantage of this opportunity to help charities during a time of need:

  1. Use our safe and proven pledge portal

Log in to your account or create a new account at or use the mobile giving app (search for “CFC Giving” in either the Apple or Android app stores).

  1. Choose your charities

Use the online charity search to access the entire 2019 CFC-approved charity list. These organizations face increased demand for their services and are often on the front lines responding to needs, but are struggling with reduced resources due to limited donations and canceled fundraising events.

  1. Give what you can

Existing donors can make supplemental one-time or recurring contributions via credit/debit cards or ACH (electronic check). New donors can also pledge via payroll allotment. Charities will receive donations as unrestricted funds, without being charged a distribution fee or having to devote precious resources to fundraising.

  1. Help is on the way

Charities will receive funds pledged during this CFC Special Solicitation with their monthly distributions: May 15, 2020, through January 15, 2021 (for recurring donations). Your support will empower charities to do what they do best, benefiting our communities locally and around the world during this time of great need.

Click the image below to hear a message from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, and CFC Special Solicitation Honorary Chair, Dr. Ben Carson on the launch of this opportunity:

                                      Dr Ben Carson introduces the CFC special solicitation in a video at HUD in front of a cityscape background

For more information, see the full list of CFC Special Solicitation FAQs. To help spread the word about this CFC Special Solicitation, download and use the CFC Special Solicitation Flyer.