Agencies

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign collects donations for 12 umbrella agencies. The 12 agencies are listed in the menu to the left. Within each of these 12 agencies, there are designated programs ("designations") that donors can choose to have their donations given to. Click on one of the agencies to the left to see their designations. Checks are always made payable to one of the 12 agencies even if donors choose a designated charity.

Descriptions of the agencies and designations can also be found in the Agency Brochure (PDF) on the Leaders page. Percentages in the descriptions indicate the percentage of funds spent for administration and fund-raising activities as reported by each umbrella agency.

Questions about individual agencies should be directed to those agencies or their umbrella organizations.

Agency Eligibility

CCFD is part of the State Employees Combined Appeal (SECA). Under the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act, the Illinois Comptroller is vested with the duty to qualify petitioning organizations under SECA. A petitioning charity can become qualified under SECA in one of two ways:

How a charity can join SECA:

  1. A bonafide charity may contact the Office of the Comptroller to request an application to begin the process as a stand-alone charity in the SECA program. Interested charities should contact Sara Wooley, Office of the Comptroller, 325 West Adams, Springfield, IL 62704, or call (217) 558-3721, to request an application. See information below.
  2. A bonafide charity may contact any SECA Federation and request an application to be accepted within that federation. Each federation has their own criteria, rules, regulations and fees. Charity contact information is listed in the SECA booklet as well as on this site.

SECA Organization Qualification:
Under the Illinois Voluntary Deductions Act, the Illinois Comptroller is vested with the duty to qualify petitioning organizations under SECA (State and University Employees Combined Appeal). A petitioning organization can become qualified under SECA in one of two ways: 1) an organization can qualify as a stand-alone organization. In this scenario, the organization will have to go through the SECA qualification process pursuant to 5 ILCS 340 et al. This process entails obtaining 500 designations from state employees or annuitants within one year; 2) the organization can become qualified under an umbrella organization (an organization that is already qualified). In this scenario, the already qualified organization will have further information. For additional information on qualifying as a stand-alone organization under SECA you may access the Voluntary Payroll Deductions Act or contact: Sara Wooley 217.558.3721 or by mail:

State of Illinois Comptroller Susana A. Mendoza
Attn: Legal Dept.
325 W. Adams St.
Springfield, IL 62704