Giving to D.C.'s Federal Workplace Drive Declines 2%
By Sarah Ford on March 14, 2015
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Contributions by Washington-area employees to the Combined Federal Campaign, the government’s workplace giving drive, declined again last year to $49.2 million, a drop of more than 2 percent.
The downward trend among Washington workers, who account for the largest share of donors in the federal drive, was the fourth annual dip since 2010, when they contributed nearly $67 million.
Donations to the Washington-area campaign, which supports 4,000 charities, are an early indicator that giving by federal employees has still not recovered from the Great Recession. Nationwide, federal employees donated more than $209 million in 2013, the most recent year for which data are available, after contributing more than $282 million at the campaign’s peak in 2009.