ABOUT the Combined Fund Drive

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The Combined Fund Drive (CFD) is Washington State’s workplace giving program for active and retired public employees.

State and higher education employees are invited to give to the charity of their choice through payroll contribution and agency fundraising events.



For 29 years, Washington State has proven to be one of the most giving states in the nation. Each year, over 15,000 active and retired public employees pledge more than $5 million to over 3,800 local, national and global charities. That number is good enough to place Washington State fourth in the nation amongst state employee giving programs, an incredible feat given the fact that our great state is twelfth in overall population.



In order to qualify to be a part of the CFD, our charities must be a registered 501(c)3 or 170(c)1 with the Internal Revenue Service, and must also have an updated registration with the Office of the Secretary of State.

As outlined in the Combined Fund Drive’s CONTACT POLICY, there are very strict policies placed on its charities when contacting donors, ensuring that the CFD protects the privacy of everyone who gives through payroll contribution.



A state employee can safely and easily through the CFD’s online system, or with a paper contribution form in any of the following ways:

Monthly Contribution
A recurring amount will be taken out of each paycheck until the employee chooses to stop.

One-time contribution
A single donation is collected and distributed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Limited Time contribution
Donations will be taken out of each paycheck for a set amount of time as defined by the employee.

Recurring Limited time contribution
The limited-time donation will continue annually during the same time period chosen.

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Without our volunteers, the Combined Fund Drive could not function as a viable giving organization.

Over 875 active volunteers are stationed in various state offices and higher education campuses across the state, administering the program and promoting charitable giving to their offices.



The Combined Fund Drive campaign runs annually from the beginning of October to the end of December and is administered in over 250 different agencies and higher education institutions.

County Committees also put together events around the state that help bring donations to the charities of the CFD.

Thank you for supporting the Washington State Combined Fund Drive, located in Olympia, Washington. The Combined Fund Drive is registered with Washington State's Charities Program as required by law and additional information is available by calling 800-332-4483 or visiting www.sos.wa.gov/charities.