Many states, municipalities, and public institutions – such as state universities and non-profit hospitals – have followed the U.S. government’s lead in establishing workplace campaigns. These campaigns are much smaller than the CFC, but they can offer significant financial support to participating organizations.
Although each campaign has its own application, its own eligibility standards, and its own schedule, most operate very much like the CFC, and typically incorporate the following features:
- Employees are invited once a year to pledge
- Most employee pledges are fulfilled by payroll deductions
- Employees may select a certain number of eligible groups they support. They choose from a list of groups that have been screened according to the campaign’s eligibility standards.
- Eligibility standards for charities are publicly available and typically address fiscal accountability, governance and programmatic impact.
- Participating charities must re-apply each year to ensure continued eligibility.
- Most state and municipal campaigns require that participating groups be registered with the relevant state – and this registration often involves a fee.