Eligibility Requirements for Charities
Each charity participating in the State, University, and UW Health Employees Combined Campaign is screened by a committee of state and university employees to ensure that the charity meets the following eligibility requirements:
•Is a charitable organization;
•Is a member of a participating umbrella group;
•Uses the funds contributed by state employees for the announced purposes;
•Submits a copy of an IRS certificate showing that it is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization under Section 501 (c) (3);
•Has registered with the Department of Financial Institutions and filed annual reports;
•Has a detailed annual budget prepared and approved at the beginning of each fiscal year by its board of directors;
•Follows accepted fundraising practices;
•Has a formal policy and procedure of non-discrimination;
•Prepares an annual report that
◊is available to the general public,
◊includes a full description of its charities,
◊identifies the types of solicitation it uses to obtain contributions,
◊gives the names of its chief administrative personnel,
◊makes full disclosure of the sources and uses of contributions.
•Has furnished information with a certification by an independent certified public accountant showing that it follows standards of accounting and a financial system that is based on generally accepted accounting principles.
•The Eligibility Committee is issue-neutral.
If you disapprove of a charity simply designate the charities you wish your gift to support!
Be assured that your gift will go only to the charities you choose.