The 2019 CSEC charity application is now available!
We are now accepting
applications for the 2019 Connecticut State Employees
Campaign. To all organizations interested in applying,
please review the 2019 Instructions (attached) for applying
carefully before beginning the application process. If you
have any questions or experience any issues, please contact
Kelli Byrd at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-493-6846.
APPLICATION PROCESS FOR CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
The Connecticut State Employees Campaign (CSEC) is
state regulations 5-262. To be eligible for approval to
participate in the CSEC, a federation and its participating
member agencies must meet certain criteria. Below is the
This member charity is engaged in the delivery of
charitable and public health, welfare, environmental,
conservation or service purposes.
This member charity is recognized by the Internal
Revenue Service as tax-exempt under 26 U.S.C. 501 (c) (3)
and contributions to it are tax-deductible pursuant to 26
This member charity is incorporated or authorized
to do business in the State of Connecticut as a private
non-profit organization, and are registered with the
Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, Public
This member charity is up to date in filing annual
financial reports, in accordance with state law, or is
exempt from filing.
This member charity has filed an IRS Form 990, for its
most recently completed fiscal year.
NOTE: If “NO” provide an explanation and date of
This member charity is required to provide an
external annual audit or financial review, and will submit a
copy of the audit or financial review to the participating
federation for its files.
This member charity’s fundraising practices protect
against the unauthorized use of its CSEC contributor list;
permit no payment of commissions, finders fees, percentages,
bonuses, or similar practices in connection with the CSEC
fund raising; and permit no general telephone solicitations
as part of the CSEC. Further, this member charity
agrees to keep separate its lists of contributors and agrees
not to sell or otherwise release the list of its CSEC
contributors to anyone. This member agency agrees not
to send SEC contributors solicitation materials to their
work or home addresses. Only educational or
promotional materials related to special events are
This member charity will provide accurate information as
to the percentage of its budget which is used for fund
raising and administrative purposes. This member charity’s
fundraising and administrative costs do not exceed 25
NOTE: This percentage is based on either the
federation’s IRS Form 990, or on a current external
financial audit completed by a certified public
accountant, if the organization is not required to file
an IRS 990. If you are using Form 990, add the
amount in Part IX, statement of functional expenses,
line 25, Column C (Management and General Expenses) to
the amount in Line 25, Column D (Fundraising Expenses)
and dividing the sum by Part VIII (statement of
revenue), line 12, column A (total Revenue). If
this percentage exceeds the 25 percent threshold, an
explanation must be attached hereto.
This member charity ensures that their publicity and
promotional activities on their actual program and
operations, are truthful and non-deceptive, include all
material facts relative to their causes, and that the funds
contributed by state employees are effectively used for the
announced purposes of their organization.
The member charity agrees and warrants that they do not
discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or
group of persons except in the case of a bona fide
occupational qualification on the grounds of race, color,
religious creed, age, marital status, familial status,
national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, intellectual disability,
mental disability, learning disability, lawful source of
income or physical disability, including, but not limited
to, blindness or deafness. The member charity further
agrees and warrants that they are in compliance with all
laws and regulations of the United States and the State of
Connecticut regarding equal employment opportunity and
public accommodations with respect to their programs,
clients, officers, employees, and volunteers. Written
documentation of said policy, incorporating all of the
foregoing bases for non-discrimination set forth above and
duly approved by each member agency’s board, is available
for inspection upon reasonable notice of the State Employees
The member charity understands that if they fail
to honor their commitment to abide by these
non-discrimination requirements, they may be prohibited from
participation in the State Employees Campaign in accordance
with applicable law.
This member charity prepares annual reports, available
to the general public, that include a full description of
its activities and supporting services and identify its
directors and chief administrative personnel.
This federation certifies that it maintains on file
documentation of the defined roles of officers and
directors; a current operating budget; and, a description of
operations and services including information on the extent
of contributor support and volunteer participation in the
activities of the organization.
This member charity is directed by an active Board
of Directors which meets regularly and whose members serve
This member charity demonstrates a history of service of
not less than 12 months prior to the date of application to
participate in the CSEC.
This member charity has not been organized
exclusively for the purpose of soliciting contributions from
This member charity has disclosed all
investigations and/or legal proceedings, including the
outcome of same, by any federal, state or local law
enforcement authority involving the member charity or any
director, officer or employee of the member charity, which
is based upon its charitable solicitation activities and/or
delivery of program services and/or use of funds.
NOTE: If you are unable to certify as required,
please attach a full explanation.
This member charity will inform the participating
federation and the CSECC as soon as possible if it fails to
comply with any of the requirements of Section 5-262 of the
Connecticut General Statutes or applicable regulations.
This member charity maintains on file all documents
referred to in this application or required to be maintained
under applicable regulations and will produce any such
document(s) upon the written request of the Comptroller, the
State Auditors or the CSECC at the federation’s expense.
NOTE: The regulations require that you retain
documents for a minimum of 3 years after the fiscal year
to which they relate.