Find local, state, national, international charities during Benning’s CFC open period

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Story by Craig Cavitt, lead management and program analyst, Plans, Analysis, Integration and Operations

FORT BENNING, Ga. (Nov. 16, 2017) – Charities help people and communities locally, nationally and internationally, and the Combined Federal Campaign here at Fort Benning provides the means to help charities.

There are many different kinds of charities that provide services in just about every imaginable discipline. Public charities generally receive grants from individuals, government and private foundations. In order for a charity to qualify to participate with the Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, charities must meet stringent requirements and pass audits.

Efforts and focus of the charities reside at all levels of population, from local, state, federal and the international level. Contained in the CFC charity list, each approved charity has a 25-word statement of purpose. This is the mission statement that outlines their charter and how they contribute to our society.

Charites come in every conceivable size. Small, local level charities may have company names that may not be readily recognizable and have only a few employees. Larger, easily recognizable national level charities may have thousands of employees. Some charities are so common to our culture that we may not realize that they are indeed charities.

Please consider using CFC to donate to the charities of your choice. The preferred method of donating is to us the official Office of Personnel Management CFC donation website at

This year’s CFC open period is now through Dec. 15. CFC online pledging will be accepting donations through Jan. 12, 2018.

The generosity of our installation has a positive impact on those in local communities, across the nation and around the world. If you would like to make a contribution, see your unit CFC representative.

Consider giving through the CFC to support charities helping those who need it most; your gift makes a difference.

To learn more, visit installation CFC program office by calling 706-545-1670.

To learn more, to explore charities or to make a pledge, visit

For more on CFC at Fort Benning, visit or at

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