Since the CFD receives no government funding, it is entirely supported by its donors.
The support is provided via an administrative fee which is taken off the top of
all donations. This fee goes to pay for things like, rent, utilities, staff salaries
and the maintenance of vast databases and technology tools that enable the giving
of over 100,000 public employees and retirees to over 4,000 charitable organizations.
Because of the interest rate the program currently earns on its account, and dollars
donated to the CFD general account, 95% of all dollars contributed by donations
continue to go to their specified charities.
Click here for
a statement from Secretary of State Sam Reed on this year’s administrative costs.
We are always looking for ways to realize cost savings and lower this administrative
fee. As result, this fee changes frequently. Other factors include the amount of
donations that are taken in and the amount of sponsors we are able connect with.
For more detailed information about the current administrative rate, please
click here for our 2011 Financial Report.