Combined Federal Campaign and State Charitable Campaigns
Support the Civil War Trust through your State and Federal Charitable Programs
The Civil War Trust is proud to once again participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, and many State workplace charitable campaigns in 2013. Thank you to all our generous donors who supported in us in the past years. The support we get from workplace giving campaigns is essential to our work, and goes straight to saving Civil War Battlefields from development, and promoting Civil War education.
Why Support the Civil War Trust?
We are Effective
The Civil War Trust has saved more than 36,000 acres of Civil War battlefield land at 119 sites in 20 states, so that future generations can learn about this crucial time in our nation's history. Since 2001, the Civil War Trust has saved four times more battlefield land than even the National Park Service.
Index of Land We've Saved»
We Magnify your Donations
Through the innovative use of matching grants, we routinely multiply every $1 donated by our members by a factor of three or more; meaning, the power of your donations will be greatly magnified towards saving battlefields. See our list of Current Preservation Opportunities »
We are Accountable
Simply put, we do what we say we are going to do. Compare us to other groups you support; success in our mission is tangible, measurable and verifiable. Judge our success by walking every acre of hallowed ground you help save. Our results will last forever.
Read What Our Donors Have to Say »
We are Efficient
Charity Navigator has awarded the Civil War Trust its highest rating of four stars for the fourth year in a row (only 6% of charities that Charity Navigator rates have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations). Charity Navigator examines an organization’s efficiency, as well as their capacity for future work. To determine a Charity Navigator 4 Star Charity organization’s efficiency, Charity Navigator examines their fundraising and administrative expenses compared to how much money goes to program costs. The Civil War Trust keeps its administration and fundraising costs low so that almost your entire gift goes straight to saving Civil War battlefield land and promoting Civil War education. Charity Navigator has also found that the Trust has a positive capacity for future work, which is shown by our continued expansion of land saved, and our loyal and growing base of supporters.
Visit our Charity Navigator listing »
We also are accredited by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance. View our profile on the Better Business Bureau’s website »
Once again Civil War Trust has been designated as one of the "Best in America" nonprofit charities certified by Independent Charities of America. The "Best in America" seal of approval was inspired by a comparative review of "watchdog" groups by the National Council of Nonprofit Associations. The Council included the CFC standards in its review, and Civil War Trust meets or exceeds the standards. Of the more than 50,000 charities that participate in the CFC, only about 1,500 or 3% will have the opportunity to display this "Best in America" seal of approval. Visit the Best of the CFC website »
Combined Federal Campaign Pledge Form
Please let us know about your gift through the CFC! Don't forget to complete the Recognition Options box on your pledge form, and check the appropriate boxes. If you do not complete this box we will not be able to thank you for your kind gift. You can also inform us of your gift by contacting Alice Mullis at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-367-1861 ext. 7219.
Also, please be aware that there is sometimes a long lag between when you complete your pledge form, and when we are told about your gift (sometimes it is many months), so we may not be able to thank you for your gift right away.
For 2013, the Civil War Trust is participating in a number of state workplace charitable campaigns. These campaigns are similar to the CFC, but are for state employees. We are participating in the following states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington.
Most campaigns run from mid-September to mid-December, 2013. If you are a state employee in one of the indicated states above, please consult your index in the state campaign materials for information and instructions for selecting our organization as your choice for charitable giving in your workplace. Each state assigns the charity its own campaign number, and these are listed in your campaign materials.
If you are looking for our listing in your state's campaign materials, many times we are listed under the group: Independent Charities of America. Many of the states still list us as the Civil War Preservation Trust, so to find our listing online you may just need to search for the keywords "Civil War."
Some states provide their employees with the ability to make online donations, while others provide pledge cards for employees to complete and return. If you have any questions please contact your human resources department or campaign contacts. We are happy to assist you in making your pledge, please contact Alice Mullis at email@example.com or 202-367-1861 ext. 7219 if you would like support.
Please consider designating Civil War Trust and, if you do, please include your name and address so that we can acknowledge your gift.
|State||Campaign website||Our Listings||How to give|
|Arizona||Campaign website||Pledge Card (PDF)|
|California||Campaign website||Our listing||Pledge Form(PDF)|
|Connecticut||Campaign website||Our listing||Pledge Form|
|Florida||Campaign website||Our Listing (pg. 20)||Pledge Form|
|Illinois||Campaign website||Our listing (pg. 41)||Pledge Form|
|Maryland||Campaign website||Our listing||Pledge Form|
|Massachusetts||Campaign website||Our listing||Pledge Form|
|Michigan (Sept. 9 - October 11)||Campaign website||Our listing||Pledge Form|
|Missouri||Campaign website||Our listing|
|New Jersey||Campaign website||Our listing|
|North Carolina||Campaign website||Our listing||Give Online|
|Ohio||Campaign website||Our listing (pg. 13)||Pledge Form (PDF)|
|Pennsylvania||Campaign website||Our Listing||Pledge Instructions|
|Rhode Island||Campaign website|
|Utah||Campaign website||Pledge Online|
|Virginia||Campaign website||Our listing||Give Online|
|Washington||Campaign website||Our listing||Give Online|
You may have trouble finding our United Way number listed this year because the United Way has changed its eligibility rules for listing national charitable organizations. However, you can still donate to the Trust through the United Way by writing in "Civil War Trust" on your eligibility card. Your donation will be transferred to us through the United Way just as it would be if you were able to list our number on the card. Your campaign manager should be able to assist you in completing your pledge card.
Once you have made a donation to the Trust in this way, please let us know that you have made this gift. This way we will ensure that we have received your donation, and we will be able to thank you appropriately. Please contact Alice Mullis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-367-1861 ext. 7219 when you have made a donation, or if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.