CFC Charities are tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) (public charity) organizations that provide health and human services and are determined to be eligible for participation in the CFC. Organizations may apply and be listed in the CFC Charity List 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.
Deadlines for national and international affiliated and unaffiliated organizations are determined by the Office of CFC Operations within the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).