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US Federal employees and retirees: Contribute conveniently through the Combined Federal Campaign

by Miriam Bastian Contributions Published on Dec 04, 2023 04:08 PM
BOSTON, Massachusetts, USA -- Monday, December 4, 2023 -- The Free Software Foundation, today, highlighted its participation as a charity in the 2023 Combined Federal Campaign, which is focused on human rights this week.

US federal employees and retirees can support the Free Software Foundation (FSF) in its mission to protect computer users' freedoms through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is the world's largest annual workplace giving campaign, allowing US federal employees and retirees -- civilian, postal, or military -- to pledge donations to nonprofit charities such as the FSF. This week, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is focused on human rights and freedom for all. In the course of this cause of the week, the CFC highlights charities that aim to "create a more equitable, accessible, and free future for millions of people around the globe." The FSF certainly fits this description, having done this for almost forty years now.

Of the FSF's participation in the CFC, executive director Zoƫ Kooyman said, "We're happy to have this direct channel for federal employees and retirees, we know many of you care about the rights of software users. By donating even a small amount per paycheck to the FSF, it makes a big difference and helps us advance the free software movement." FSF program manager Miriam Bastian added, "We know there are many free software supporters working in the US federal government, and we are grateful for their support."

Pledges to support the FSF through the CFC can be made by designating the FSF as the beneficiary charity. The FSF's CFC ID is 63210. There are four options to give: giving through payroll deduction, credit/debit card, e-check, or pledging volunteer hours. Donors can pledge until the end of the campaign period on January 15, 2024.

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 websites, located at and, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.

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