scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: FOS, CFC, UW
Tue Mar 21 2000 - 09:31:56 CST
On Tue, 21 Mar 2000 00:25:23 -0500, "Michael F. Bowman" <mfbowman@BELLATLANTIC.NET> wrote
>As others have noted CFC does take a percentage of each allocation for
>overhead costs. So your allocation never is 100% transferred.
>BSA and each participant in CFC does negotiate a share of the "take" from
>allocations that do not specify a particular charity.
>What happens beyond this is dependant on the area involved in the CFC. I've
>heard in some areas where direct allocations go to the target regardless of
>percentages negotiated and in other areas that anything over the target
>percentage goes to a pool.
It appears that the Combined Federal Campaign, like the United Way is done differently in different areas. Here in Central Pennsylvania, there is no budget target for charities that participate in CFC. The United Way runs the campaign and handles the disbursement of funds for a 15% cut off the top. If a federal employee designates his money to a particular charity, then that money less 15% goes to the designated charity. Undesignated money is distributed to charities based on the percentage of designated funds that it received.
CFC brings in $3 million, $2 million of which is undesignated.
Keystone Area Council receives designated funds totaling $100K.
Since KAC designated funds were 10% of total designated funds, they then receive 10% of undesignated funds or $200K. Their total CFC contributions would then be $300K.
Keystone Area Council