In the context of charitable giving, a federation is an organization whose members are charities that derive the benefit of fundraising and marketing support. Federations often organize membership around causes or issues. They typically provide services that include registration for federal, state and selected corporate Annual Workplace Campaigns. Examples of federations include:

  • America’s Charities
  • Community Health Charities (supports health and medical research related charities)
  • Earthshare (supports on environment and conservation charities)
  • Global Impact (supports charities managing human service programs on an international scale)
  • United Ways (located in most local communities to provide support to local social service charities)

For additional information, see Federated Campaign.