Health, Medical Research Most Popular Charity Choices in 2013 CFC

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By Andy Medici

Federal employees and military service members gave more to health and medical research charities during the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign than to any others, according to a new report.

The general health and rehabilitation category netted about $22 million in 2013 — roughly 17 percent of the total dollars donated in that year, according to a report by the Workplace Giving Alliance, a group of charitable federations. The report is based on estimated numbers from detailed survey of 70 percent of the local CFC organizations.

Medical research was the second-most popular charitable group, according to the report, with $20 million donations in 2013 — about 15 percent of the $209 million donated in 2013. Human services charities, such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, among others, brought in a total of $18 million in 2013.

See our exclusive Combined Federal Campaign 2014 Giver’s Guide .

Only 11 charities received more than $1 million in donations in 2013, according to the report, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Wounded Warrior Project, the Fisher House Foundation, Doctors Without Borders USA and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Most charities earn less than $25,000 from the CFC, according to the report, and 111 earn less than $1,000.

While overall donations dropped about 19 percent from 2012 to 2013...

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