2022 NIH Combined Federal Campaign You Can Be the Face of Change

This year, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will lead the 2022 NIH Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) under the leadership of NIMHD Director, Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable.

The CFC is the federal government’s largest workplace giving campaign, and an opportunity to support one or more of the 5,000 participating charities. The campaign began on September 1st and ends on January 14, 2023.

The National CFC theme is “You Can Be the Face of Change.” The CFC will be a virtual campaign again this year with several opportunities to learn more about the CFC and stay connected with NIH’s activities.

The goal for the NIH community this year is to exceed $1M and support the extraordinary work that charities continue to do in our local communities and abroad.

Upcoming Events

CFC Kickoff – Participate in the virtual NIH CFC Kickoff, Wednesday, October 12th from 11am – 11:30am at to learn more about the campaign and hear from two charities about their mission.  

Halloween Charity Fair & Costume Contest – Join the virtual Halloween Charity Fair and Costume Contest on Thursday, October 27 from 11am – 12:30pm. Three charities will talk about their mission and show how your generous donations make a difference. The costume contest will provide fun and entertainment. Contestants will be asked to wear costumes that are creative, funny, or scary. Costumes that include a CFC message will earn an extra point. Winners will be selected by a panel of three judges. All entry forms must be completed and submitted by 4pm, Friday, October 7th. Due to virtual time constraints only 20 entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Only one single or group entry is permitted. Those entering as a group must be in the same location.

For more info about CFC, please contact Debra Gale, NIH CFC Program Manager at Debra.gale@nih.gov or visit the NIH CFC website.  

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event should contact Debra Gale at 301-496-2370.

NIH is one of the leading CFC contributors in the area, but we still need your help.  We can’t meet our goal without you!  Any amount you can give helps those in need!  Federal employees are encouraged to designate their contributions to as many as five charitable CFC organizations.  Support the NIH Charities!

Special Love/Camp Fantastic                                           #49642

Special Love provides a strong, nurturing environment for children with cancer and their families through its free camps and getaway weekends, emergency financial assistance, and educational scholarships for young adults who have beaten cancer and now want to move on with their lives. Camp Fantastic, our cornerstone program for 7-17 year-old cancer patients, is considered a protocol within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and has made Special Love a recognized National Institutes of Health (NIH) charity. Since our inception in 1983, children have come to Special Love from the Washington metropolitan area and from all across the country thanks to our partnership with the NIH and other area hospitals. Each year, Special Love serves hundreds of children, teens, and young adults ages birth to 30 years old and their families.

The Children’s Inn                                                              #10324

The Children’s Inn’s mission is to provide a free place like home to children and young adult NIH patients from across the United States and the world while they participate in lifechanging clinical research studies at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center. Everything we do strives to reduce the burden of illness on families, make childhood possible and help advance NIH clinical research. Contact The Inn if you would like someone to speak to your employees.

Friends of Patients at the NIH                                       #85994

The Friends at NIH touch patients’ and their families’ lives in three ways: Shelter near the NIH during treatment and help keeping up with housing costs at home; Support systems including family and caregiver travel costs back and forth to the NIH; Quality of life to take some of the stresses off, like a meal when they arrive on Sunday to start a week of difficult treatments; We are champions of NIH patients, helping to cover their essential needs so they can focus on recovery, healing and their unique role in health discoveries. These breakthroughs provide Hope for you and your family–and all future generations.

The Foundation for the NIH                                       #29165

Donors of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) help advance breakthrough biomedical discoveries and improve the quality of people’s lives in support of NIH’s mission. As a 501(c)(3) charity chartered by Congress, the FNIH convenes scientific leaders, individuals, not-for-profits and corporations around biomedical research goals—all in an effort to respond to the most urgent priorities in human health, domestically and globally.  By leveraging the vast resources of NIH with research expertise, equipment, infrastructure and funding from the private sector, the FNIH builds and manages public-private partnerships across the biological spectrum of diseases and disorders. The FNIH also supports the next generation of scientists by funding educational and training programs at NIH and raises funds for the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge, which provides free lodging to patients and their families. The FNIH has demonstrated strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency, earning Charity Navigator’s “Exceeds or Meets Industry Standards” rating for 17 years. Visit FNIH for more info.