Can you have a local federation with less than 15 eligible member organizations?

No. A federation must have 15 qualifying member organizations including itself at the time of its application to be deemed eligible for participation as a federation in any CFC. In cases where federations happen to share an eligible organization, the organization must write a letter to the LFCC determining which federation they want to be listed under during the campaign. Federations are only listed if they have 15 eligible members. If the federation has 14 or fewer members including itself at the time of its application it should request its member organizations to apply as independent organizations.

If a federation falls to 14 or fewer member organizations during the year, each organization may choose if they still want the federation to be their fiscal agent to receive and distribute CFC funds. Organizations who chose to have the federation remain as their fiscal agent must issue a letter permitting the federation to do so.

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