The membership of Community Health Charities of America (CHCA) is made up of more than 60 of America's most recognized and trusted health charities. CHCA is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. CHCA is the only federation that is governed by its member charities. With a network of offices nationwide, Community Health Charities state affiliates offer community based support to its member charities and corporate and public sector workplace giving campaign partners.
The mission of CHCA is to enhance the operations, programs, and services of its member health-related charities through access to workplace giving and to provide employees at work sites access to the full range of information, services and referrals provided by member charities, in order to improve the health and well-being of employees and to encourage community involvement.
Membership with Community Health Charities provides:
By becoming a member of CHCA, a charity's name gains exposure with millions of Americans in the workplace. CHCA is committed to helping corporations and donors in the workplace develop a relationship with health charities at the national and local levels that goes beyond a contribution. CHCA works with corporations to connect employees to the many local health resources and volunteer opportunities provided by its members.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Application Management & Appeals Support
Filing the necessary paperwork to participate in the CFC, the World's largest workplace giving campaign, is a very detailed process. CHCA's professional and knowledgeable staff manages the application process for its member charities. CHCA has a 100% success rate in managing application appeals for its member charities.
Private Sector Access and Support
CHCA provides access for its member charities to more than 1200 work sites nationwide. CHCA uses the federationapproach to package the vital charitable health interests of Americans, and works with corporations who wish to administer workplace giving campaigns in a cost effective manner. CHCA volunteers and staff throughout the nation provide direct personal support to campaign coordinators that are conducting workplace giving campaigns. CHCA volunteers and staff regularly and systematically call upon corporations not currently offering CHCA in their workplace giving campaigns to broaden its reach in the private sector. See our current list of national corporate partners.
Being a member organization of CHCA means you stand together with other health charities that are committed to financial accountability. Community Health Charities and its member charities support a standard that no more than 25% of a donor's contribution is spent on fund raising and administration costs (overhead). Community Health Charities has more BBB Wise Giving Alliance Seal holders than any other federation in America.
Low Cost of Fund Raising
Workplace giving is regularly reported as the most efficient form of fund raising. At Community Health Charities, the cost of fund raising was 6.3% in 2006. With a network of community based offices, Community Health Charities' collaborative approach removes the burden of hiring and training staff from its member charities, allowing them to commit more time and resources to the important work of their missions.
Tax laws and other government regulations can significantly impact both public and private sector workplace giving. Community Health Charities of America advocates for high accountability standards for charities with a desire to maintain the confidence of both public and private sector donors.
While corporations may have strategic alliances with particular charities, when it comes to workplace giving, corporate leaders highly appreciate the approach taken by Community Health Charities and its member charities to providing one stop shopping in health charity workplace philanthropy. This altruistic collaborative approach by health charities, joining together for the common good of health in America, positions Community Health Charities member charities as leaders in workplace giving.
Access to Resources
Health charities regularly confront and address similar issues in the area of fund raising. Community Health Charities' professional staff provides coaching and support to health charities in the area of strategic planning and volunteer development to support member charities in accomplishing their missions.
If you are interested in becoming a national member charity of Community Health Charities of America, please send a message stating your interest in becoming a member to Allen Lockwood, National Director, Member Relations. For local membership, please visit our offices page to locate one of our state affiliate offices.
Membership applications to Community Health Charities are accepted annually between September 15 and October 15 of each year. Acceptance is based on the ability of the charity to meet the criteria outlined in the application and approval by the national board of directors.