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Federal employees can now support the FSF through the Combined Federal Campaign

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Oct 31, 2017 03:33 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 -- The Free Software Foundation today announced its participation as a beneficiary charity in the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign, the workplace giving campaign for United States federal government employees.

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world's largest annual workplace giving campaign, allowing US federal civilian, postal, and military employees to pledge donations to nonprofit charities such as the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Last year, federal employees voluntarily participating in the CFC contributed more than $167 million to charitable causes.

The FSF's work relies on thousands of individual supporters and members across the United States and around the world, who contribute, on average, less than $200 each. "We know there are many free software supporters working in the US federal government," said FSF executive director John Sullivan. "We're glad they will have this new way to contribute to the free software movement."

Pledges to support the FSF through the Combined Federal Campaign can be made by designating the Free Software Foundation as the beneficiary charity. The FSF's CFC identification code is 63210. Donors can pledge until the end of the campaign period on January 12, 2018.

About the Free Software Foundation

The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software -- particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants -- and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at https://fsf.org and https://gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

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