Each year, approximately $4.8 billion is donated to America’s charities through “Workplace Giving” campaigns. Workplace giving can come in many forms, including:
Did you know that as many as one in ten gifts that we receive is eligible to be matched by the donor’s employer? Your employer can set up workplace giving in a variety of ways, but matching gifts programs are one of the most common. Some companies will even match gifts made by retirees and spouses of employees. Ask your Human Resources representative or Charitable Giving/Grants Department if they match charitable contributions as an employee benefit. This could allow you to double, or even triple, your gift to the IOCDF!
Some employers offer their employees the option of giving a small percentage of each of their paychecks to a specific nonprofit through a workplace giving campaign. Please see if we’re included in yours, or ask if write-ins are accepted. It’s fast, easy, and a great way to keep track of the tax benefits of charitable giving.
Are you a state or federal employee?
If so, you can give to the IOCDF via one of the many state or federal campaigns. Please consider selecting the IOCDF as a recipient of your workplace giving. If you don’t see us listed on your state campaign, let us know. (We should be listed as International OCD Foundation or our previous name, Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.)
The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is a program allowing certain charitable organizations to solicit contributions from employees of the federal government of the United States. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally, helping to raise millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal employees (civilian, postal, and military) during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world, including the IOCDF.
United Way Campaigns
The United Way of America is a non-profit organization that works with more than 1,200 local United Way offices throughout the country in a coalition of charitable organizations to pool efforts in fundraising and support. The focus of United Way is identifying and resolving pressing community issues, as well as making measurable changes in the communities through partnerships with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community, and others.
Many companies and local businesses around the country hold annual United Way campaigns. Did you know that you may designate a charity to receive your United Way gift, even if they are not located in your local community? Speak with your Human Resource representative or contact your local United Way to find out how you can help the IOCDF through your paycheck donation. The International OCD Foundation’s United Way code is 10554.
For questions about any of these workplace giving programs, contact your HR department, or contact the IOCDF Director of Development, Jeff Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org.